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John Lee Hooker, Jr. in Essen, Germany

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John Lee Hooker, Jr. Zeche Carl Essen, Germany March 29, 2009

John Lee Hooker, Jr. brought his slick, blues-based revue to a small corner of the Rhineland and proved that a true artist knows no boundaries. The son also rises,indeed.

The location had to be among the most out-of-the-way venues ever played by a recent Grammy nominee, but the place did have a lot of cement soul, and this part of Essen doesn't ...


John Lee Hooker Jr.: All Odds Against Me

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For many, growing up in someone else's shadow is daunting, particularly when that someone is a looming, legendary figure known worldwide. Eclipsed by that someone, a musician may constantly hear comparisons drawn as they try to establish themselves and their career.

This is not the case for John Lee Hooker Jr. Born the son of blues great John Lee Hooker, he acknowledges the significant contribution his father made to music, and knows he was never overshadowed by his father. Rather, ...


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