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JIMMY WOLF is an award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist who brings a new and exciting energy to the world of blues and rock. He takes the Delta-Chicago blues, 50s rock and R&B and mixes these genres with chainsaw guitar and over driven voice to create a soulful music experience.
Jimmy has toured with many of the great names in blues over the years, including Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins, Bill Doggett and Larry "Texas Flood" Davis. He has shared the stage with a number of blues legends—Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Albert King, Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Millie Jackson and Little Johnny Taylor. Jimmy lived in Memphis for several years and was a regular on Beale St. playing the clubs and Handy Park with bands consisting of Big-T, Jimmy Ellis, Fred Sanders, Jerome Miller, Ringo Jukes, Harry Bridgewater, Big Jerry and Levi Williams.
Jimmy is a Turtle Clan Mohawk from upstate New York. In 2008, he was awarded a "First Nations Composer & American Composers Forum Grant for Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contribution” and was honored for "Best Blues Release" at the 10th annual Native American Music Awards. In November 2014, Jimmy was awarded “Best Male Artist” of the year at the 15th annual Native American Music Awards. May 3rd 2015 Jimmy was inducted into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Oneida,N.Y.
Jimmy is known as a “Local Blues Legend” in his home territory of upstate New York and tours nationally with his band, The Jimmy Wolf Band.
Photo credit: Heidi Kinne
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"Mohawk Valley Blues Society, hereinafter also referred to as the society, shall operate as a not for profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, for the following purposes:
1) To bring the love of blues to our region by providing live entertainment to the Mohawk Valley area.
2) To offer blues artists another outlet in which to carry on the tradition and art of the blues.
3) To increase awareness of and educate people from all walks of life to have an appreciation for the blues."