Elvin Bishop
Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop

About Elvin Bishop

A guitarist who fused the blues with gospel, R&B, and country, Elvin Bishop became one of the first stars of blues-rock as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and he later went on to a solo career that peaked with the 1976 Top Ten smash "Fooled Around and Fell in Love." Bishop's guitar work could be flashy, but it was also strongly rooted in blues and country traditions, and he was fluid and playful in a way that many guitar heroes of the '70s were not. After a layoff from recording, Bishop was back in fine fettle by 1988's Big Fun, and he continued to record solid work into the 2010s on Red Dog Speaks (2010) and Something Smells Funky 'Round Here (2018).

  • HOMETOWN
    Glendale, CA
  • BORN
    October 21, 1942
  • GENRE