John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa’s, Checkerboard and Rosa’s Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is a Chicago Blues Living Legend. As the bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Primer’s virtuosity as a blues musician was forged by legends. Having played or recorded with a who’s who of blues greats, John Primer’s personal accolades, including Lifetime Achievement Awards and Grammy nominations reflect his countless contributions to the history of the blues. John is a Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards nominee for 2017.