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John “Blues” Boyd: Even After a 50 Year Detour, the Blues Was Still Calling (Part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part Two… And the remaining songs were written expressly to fit right alongside those Boyd-penned tunes. One of the players assembled for The Real Deal’s sessions, blues harpist Rick Estrin wrote “I Am the Real Deal,” the album’s opening track. “Rick Astrin also wrote ‘Dona Mae’ for me,” he says. For What My

John “Blues” Boyd: Even After a 50 Year Detour, the Blues Was Still Calling (Part 2 of 3)

Continued from Part One… “She had grown up in Pompano Beach, but she left there, gone to New York City and married,” Boyd recalls. Dona Mae was up North some 15 years before leaving her husband, returning to Florida and moving back in with her mother. “When I came to Florida, I was young,” Boyd

John “Blues” Boyd: Even After a 50 Year Detour, the Blues Was Still Calling (Part 1 of 3)

One of the more intriguing blues releases of late is What My Eyes Have Seen by 75-year old singer and songwriter John “Blues” Boyd. But despite his years, Mississippi-born Boyd has only been a professional musician for just over a decade. Yet in that short period, he’s been making up for time. Johnny James Boyd