John Mayall single-handedly embodies an entire chapter, surely the finest, in the thick book of the blues. If he's the man who helped Eric Clapton break free, he's above all the man who conquered the world with his English-style energy and heart-stopping harmonica.
How can we talk about the blues without mentioning John Mayall? The gifted self-taught English guitarist, who came to prominence in the sixties with the Bluesbreakers, has written a beautiful chapter in contemporary music. Class is his reflection, elegant sobriety his identity. The embodiment of timeless sounds, the English Godfather spent his life inspiring the electric air of Chicago to blow on the embers of a powerful European blues.
For John Mayall is the kind of man who walks the streets of Mississippi without fear. Without question, he is to England what BB King is to America. He soars with his strings, breathes life into his harmonica and pursues grace with his deep voice.
So, to help us breathe a little more of this good mood, the legend John Mayall, whom many hail as equal to John Lee Hooker, continues his wild adventure in resolutely bluesy lands. Because even today, despite his apparent wrinkles, the songwriter continues to surprise. It's as if he's inhabited by a divine mission: to create simple, sincere emotions capable of shaking people's spirits. That's what a legend is all about!
In fact, it's no coincidence that he soon became the teacher of such role models as Eric Clapton and Peter Green, taking them under his wing to help them develop their own vision of the world. So, yes, when the lights come up, a great man of the modern age will stand before you! He'll probably start by saying his trademark line, in his deep voice: "We're only here for the blues, and the blues are good for you!