‘The Cosmic American Love Child Of Howlin
Wolf and Link Wray’!!! A ‘musician’s musician’, Alvin Youngblood
Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Ben Harper to
Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor.
Since his 1996 debut, ‘Big Mama’s Door’
Alvin has carried his musical message the world over. A devout
follower of the “no barriers” approach, Alvin continues to defy the so -
In 1997, Alvin won the W.C Handy
Award for Best New Artist, as well as two Living Blues Awards.
His Jim Dickinson-produced ‘Start WithThe Soul’ album was
hailed on release as a new breed Southern Rock classic & Alvin’s return
to the “sacred garage” where many a guitar player’s life began.
Alvin’s best selling record to date, was chosen in the New York Times
Top 10 releases of 2000 as well as the BBC’s Blues Record of the
In 2003 came a GRAMMY nomination for Alvin
and he also toured the world as a member of Job Cain, a hard
rocking side project he put together with Cry Of Love/Black Crowes
guitarist Audley Freed. The following year, Alvin was chosen to
be the Best Guitarist and the Most Outstanding Blues Singer
by the Living Blues reader’s poll. The magazine also named him
Best Guitarist the following year.
A true “blues traveller”, Alvin grew
up moving all over the United States. This was surely a contributing
factor to his wide musical tastes. Hart has taken the stage at some of
the world’s great venues; London’s Royal Albert Hall and the summer of
2000 at the Hollywood Bowl closing his set with a sizzling duet with
2005 saw the release of the self produced
’Motivational Speaker’, a rock guitar free for all, paying homage
to fallen & missing rockers like Phil Lynott and Sly Stone. In 2006 Hart
took time out to work on the film ’Black Snake Moan’, serving as
a guitar tutor to star Samuel L. Jackson.
The Summer of ’07 saw Alvin hit the big screen as a juke joint musician
in the Denzel Washington directed film, ‘The Great Debaters’.