Robert Jr. Lockwood said he’d never hire a harmonica player…then he heard Wallace Coleman play. Lockwood did hire Coleman for a post he held for 10 years along the guitar great and 20th century architect of delta, traditional, and Chicago blues. “It was the best education a blues man can get,” says Coleman, and one that prepared him to go on to front his own band as harp player and singer–to write, record and produce his own music–and to tour in the US and abroad. Coleman just returned from a second tour of Brazil. Come November, Coleman’s tour includes a return to Spain, and adds a first appearance at a blues festival in The Netherlands.
Coleman will perform some of his favorite folk blues, joined by John Lucic and Jody Getz on guitars, upright bassist Steve Hudock, and Kent’s own Rockin’ Robin on keyboard.