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Bryan Lee, 2010 Grammy Nominee, 2011 BMA Recipient, has been playing the Blues consistently for over 50 years now to fans all over the world. He is referred to by his peers as a “Living Legend”, “New Orleans Blues Institution” as well as your “Braille Blues Daddy”.
Bryan Lee is one of the few seasoned Blues musicians who consistently honors the art form of the Blues while incorporating his own personal touch which fans love to hear all over the world.
Bryan has performed with many of his peers over the years such as Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Freddie King, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Big Eye Smith, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Luther Allison, Sonny Landreth, Mike Zeto, Larry Garner, JW Jones, Tab Benoit, Albert King, Duke Robillard, Albert Collins, Michael Burks and BB King to mention a few.
While performing at the historic Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street, a gig that lasted for 14 years five nights a week, Bryan gave Kenny Wayne Shepherd his first opportunity to perform on stage, at the age of 13. Since then the two of them have remained close friends. Bryan appeared as a special guest on Kenny Wayne Shepard’s “10 Days Out, Blues from the Backroads” CD/DVD released in 2007. Bryan Lee’s original hit tune “Tina Marie” was recorded with the KWS - Double Trouble and hit the top ten charts on Billboard, was featured on The Jay Leno and Tavis Smiley Show.
Bryan continues to mentor young Blues musicians such as Matthew Curry, Mike Imbasciani, Tallan Noble Latz, and Magnus Berg from Norway, in hopes of keeping the art form alive and true to its original form.
Bryan Lee has 13 CD’s and 1 DVD out, all released on Justin Time Records from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. “Katrina Was Her Name” released in 2008 was nominated for a BMA, (Contemporary Blues) and won The German Critic’s Award for Outstanding Blues. He is expecting his new CD to be released spring of 2013 on Severn Records featuring Kim Wilson on harp.
Bryan Lee and The Blues Power Band continue to tour all over the world with Brent Johnson on guitar, John Perkins on drums and Nick Hern on bass.