Bernard Allison

About Bernard Allison

Bernard Allison is the guitar-slinging, singer/songwriter son of legendary blues guitarist Luther Allison. Like his father, the Paris-based Allison is an energetic showman, a prolific recording artist, and a road warrior sometimes performing 250 dates a year. His playing style incorporates vintage and modern Chicago and Texas blues, along with R&B and roots rock. His debut album, The Next Generation appeared in 1990. Between 1995's Funkifino, and 2006's Energized: Live in Europe, he issued nine albums for Ruf Records and was a featured soloist on several others. He also issued one-offs for Tone Cool (Across the Water, 2000) and Cooking Vinyl (Storms of Life, 2002). He cut 2007's Chills & Thrills and 2013's Express -- the latter with Cedric Burnside for Jazzhaus. He returned to Ruf for 2018's Let It Go. Following a touring hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Allison returned to studio recording with 2022's Highs & Lows.

    Chicago, IL
  • BORN
    November 26, 1965

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