Alvin Youngblood Hart
Alvin Youngblood Hart is an Acoustic Blues musician from Oakland, Calif., who (musically) grew up in Carrollton, Miss. His is the classic musician's tale of a boy who was blessed with a well-rounded, hand-me-down record collection from his parents. He was also fortunate enough to have an uncle who played the guitar, not to mention a piano-banging grandma who turned him on to many old blues greats. Hart's music is a warm melting pot of rootsy influences shot through his unpredictably deviceful approach to covering Classic Rock songs as well as old blues standards. His renditions of Rolling Stones ballads rivals Alejandro Escovedo's in passion and performance.