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LOUISIANA RED

Not many of today's blues artists can accurately be described as "legendary," but the title is fitting for Severn Records recording artist Louisiana Red. The 1983 W. C. Handy Award winner as Traditional Male Artist of the Year has been an active member on the blues scene for over half a century and boasts an impressive 22-release discography including the newest addition for the veteran guitarist, A Different Shade of Red - The Woodstock Sessions. Louisiana Red is a high-energy performer noted for his country-style blues and enthusiastic live performances filled with raw emotion and unpredictable guitar antics. A Different Shade of Red - The Woodstock Sessions captures that intensity resulting in what Red describes as "the one I've been waiting for."

Born Iverson Minter in 1932, Louisiana Red has every right to sing the blues. His mother passed a week after his birth and his father reportedly suffered an early demise at the hands of the Ku-Klux-Klan. Spending much of his youth in orphanages, he finally settled at an aunt's home in Pittsburgh, PA, where he had his first taste of guitar at around age 11. Red studied at the hand of the masters, citing Muddy Waters as an early influence and mentor, plus he played along side another personal hero, John Lee Hooker. His 50+ years in the industry has afforded many great moments, including work with Albert King and Carey Bell plus session work for Chess, Atlas, Checker, and Tomato among other labels.

Discography:
A Different Shade of Red, Severn CD 0016
The Winter and Summer Sessions, BFY 47014
Louisiana Red, Millenium Blues, Earwig CD 4943
Louisiana Red, Sittin' Here Wonderin', Earwig CD 4932
Louisiana Red, The Rising Sun Collection, RSC 0006
Louisiana Red, Dead Stray Dog, LAB 7007-2
Louisiana Red and the Chicago All Stars, Ashland Avenue Blues, Chrisley Records CR 70001
Louisiana Red, "Sugar Hips", 1991, Ornament CM -8004
Stormy Monday Band & Louisiana Red meet CAREY BELL, Pretty Woman, Blues Bacon 1010 2
Louisiana Red Blues Project, Midnight Rambler, 2696342
Louisiana Red, The Lowdown Back Porch Blues, VG 651 600184
Louisiana Red, Blues for Ida B, JSPCD 209
Louisiana Red, Live in Montreux, LAB 7023-2

US Album Releases
Louisiana Red, Louisiana Guitar Red
Louisiana Red, Walked All Night Long
Louisiana Red, Nobody Knows
Louisiana Red, Sugar Hips
Louisiana Red, Blues for Ida B
Louisiana Red, L

 
A DIFFERENT SHADE OF RED
SEVERN CD 0016