Tuesday, July 15th, 2014Knockin' Around These Blues CD is Nominated for a Blues Blast Award!

John Primer & Bob Corritore's CD Knockin' Around These Blues has been Nominated for a Blues Blast Award! Please go to their website and VOTE TODAY! You have until September 15th to vote for the CD under the category: TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM of of the year. We need all your support so please vote and tell all your friends to vote!

Monday, April 28th, 2014NEW WOLF RECORDS CD RELEASE!

Wolf Records brand new John Primer CD Release!!
YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY
John Primer & The Teardrops LIVE in Vienna Austria

Out now! Buy it online or from John Primer on stage.
This CD was recorded live in Vienna Austria in the early 1990's while on tour.
This is an amazing tribute to Nick Holt and Earl Howell from Wolf Records and
John Primer.

Thursday, February 6th, 2014Knockin' Around These Blues #5 for 2013!!!

Living Blues Magazine listed the "Top Releases of 2013" and
John Primer & Bob Corritore / Knockin' Around These Blues is #5 for 2013!!

Monday, December 16th, 2013Knockin' Around These Blues CD -Voted BEST CD & INTERNATIONAL WINNER in 2013

Bluesnews.de critics have chosen the best blues CD in 2013 and the 1st place international winner is John Primer & Bob Corritore "Knockin`Around These Blues"

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013John Primer is NOMINATED for a BLUES MUSIC AWARD!

John has been Nominated by the National Blues Foundation for a
2014 Blues Music Award, the category is:
BEST TRADITIONAL MALE BLUES ARTIST of the year!
We need your support for John and for the Blues.
On December 16th the voting will begin!
Please vote for John and also become a Blues Foundation Member.
Go to the link for more information and remember
EVERY VOTE COUNTS & KEEP THE BLUES ALIVE!
Thank you very much for your support.

Saturday, July 27th, 2013John Primer given: The Lifetime Achievement Award!

The Management and staff of the Pennsylvania Blues Festival presents: JOHN PRIMER the 2013 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, for keeping the BLUES ALIVE throughout his illustrious career!

Friday, July 5th, 2013John Primer given: RiverRoad Lifetime Achievement Award!

The RiverRoad Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to John Primer by the
Mississippi Valley Blues Society on July 5, 2013

Friday, July 5th, 2013John Primer was given the Key to the City of Davenport Iowa

John Primer was given the KEY to the City of Davenport Iowa by the Mayor of Davenport, Bill Gluba

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013JOHN PRIMER & BOB CORRITORE NEW CD RELEASE!

"John Primer is one of the driving forces in helping to keep alive the more traditional Chicago blues sound."
- Blues On Stage

"His (John Primer) sound is rooted in the classic Windy City blues sound of decades past: rough-edged and uncompromising and satisfying in the extreme. He's one of the last real traditionalists in town."- All Music Guide

"(Bob Corritore's) a damn good harmonica player with a lively sense of history.."– Downbeat Magazine

The blues roads of John Primer and Bob Corritore have been running parallel for so long, it was almost inevitable that they would eventually join forces in a musical collaboration. In the 1970's when a young Primer was in Junior Wells' house band at Theresa's on Chicago's South Side, a young Corritore spent many nights in the audience, absorbing some of the world's greatest blues in that small basement tavern. A few years later Primer was recruited into the Muddy Waters Band, and Corritore relocated to Phoenix, AZ , where he became one of the leading figures in that city's blues scene, not only as a harmonica player, but also as a club owner, radio DJ, and record producer. Primer later spent time in the bands of Magic Slim and James Cotton, before breaking out on his own and recording a series of acclaimed releases leading his own band. At the same time, Corritore was producing and performing on a string of blues releases of his own, earning glowing accolades and honors along the way. Both men are deeply rooted in the classic Chicago blues tradition, so it was only a matter of time before they collaborated. The only surprise is that it took them until 2012!

But the resulting CD was well worth the wait, and has brought out the best in both artists. Primer digs deep into the raw and heavy sound that he started out playing with the veterans of Chicago's South Side blues scene. Corritore's harp wails and moans with echoes of Little Walter, Junior Wells and James Cotton, while still sounding unmistakably like his own man. This is one of the most consistently satisfying traditional-style blues releases since the heyday of Chicago blues. So put it on, turn it up, and enjoy the sounds of these two consummate pros 'Knockin' Around These Blues!'

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013Magic Slim has passed away!

Magic Slim passed away after being on life support for a week, he was not strong enough to continue on with us. He is in a better place with his brother Nick Holt and other family members he lost along the way. A piece of Slim died when he lost his partner Nick, so they are together now and standing tall!!
More information will be posted here about tributes for Magic Slim. In the mean time please pray for him and his family and play a Magic Slim CD, his music will heal you once again!

DON'T EVER FORGET HIM & PEACE to all...

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012John Primer is NOMINATED for 2 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS!

The 34th Blues Music Awards is nominating John Primer in the following categories:

ACOUSTIC ALBUM - BLUES ON SOLID GROUND - JOHN PRIMER

TRADITIONAL BLUES MALE ARTIST - JOHN PRIMER

PLEASE GO ONLINE AND VOTE FOR JOHN! WE NEED YOUR VOTE! VOTE TODAY!
You will need to be a member of the Blues Foundation to vote. Memberships start at $25 and are tax deductable. Go to www.blues.org for more information.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012BLUES ON SOLID GROUND voted #4 on the Living Blues Radio Charts!

Sunday, July 1st, 2012John Primer NOMINATED for a 2012 Blues Blast Award!

PLEASE VOTE FOR JOHN PRIMER FOR:

MALE BLUES ARTIST of the YEAR!

TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM: Chicago Blues: A Living History - with Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Magic Slim, James Cotton, Buddy Guy - The (R)evolution Continues!

We cannot win without your support for us - so PLEASE VOTE TODAY!
THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH!!!
Voting ends on AUGUST 31st, 2012 so please VOTE RIGHT NOW!

Friday, June 15th, 2012John Primer New CD - BLUES ON SOLID GROUND

John Primer's brand new CD " BLUES ON SOLID GROUND" on Blues House Productions,
official release date. To order a CD go to http://www.cdbaby.com
Or email lbeckerconsulting1@gmail.com to reserve a copy early.
You can mail $20 and your address to the office to get a copy mailed to you!

This is an amazing CD with an all star band: Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith on drums, E.G. McDaniel on bass, Russ Green on harmonica and Barrel House Chuck on piano.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY!

Friday, March 16th, 2012Blues Blast Magazine

John Primer Interviewed in issue 6-11

Thursday, March 1st, 2012Blues Revue Magazine Interview

JOHN PRIMER: COMFORT BLUES article by Phil Reser
March/April issue #133

Sunday, January 1st, 2012JOHN IS NOMINATED FOR MORE BLUES MUSIC AWARDS IN 2012!

Become a member of the Blues Foundation and VOTE for JOHN PRIMER TODAY!
We need your support for John!

John is nominated for 3 awards from the Blues Foundation

ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Chicago Blues A Living History
TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Chicago Blues A Living History
TRADITIONAL BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR!

Help to support John Primer, his music and the Blues Foundation!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011WE NEED YOUR VOTE!

Become a member of the Blues Foundation and VOTE for JOHN PRIMER TODAY!
We need your support for John!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011JOHN IS NOMINATED FOR ANOTHER BLUES MUSIC AWARD!

The 33rd Blues Music Awards is nominating John Primer in the following categories:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Chicago Blues A Living History The (R)evolution Continues - Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson

TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM - Chicago Blues A Living History The (R)evolution Continues - Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson

TRADITIONAL BLUES MALE ARTIST

PLEASE GO ONLINE AND VOTE FOR JOHN! WE NEED YOUR VOTE!
You will need to be a member of the Blues Foundation to vote. Memberships start at $25 and are tax deductable. Go to www.blues.org for more information.

Sunday, August 1st, 2010JOHN PRIMER WINS LIVING BLUES CRITICS' POLL

John Primer won the 17th annual 2010 Living Blues Award for:

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR (male)

CONGRATULATIONS JOHN!

Sunday, August 1st, 2010All Original Named in 30 of the very best blues albums of the 2000s

In the Living Blues Magazine 40th Anniversary Edition issue#208
John's CD ALL ORIGINAL was named #20 in a list of 30 OF THE VERY BEST CD's IN 2000.

Monday, February 1st, 2010JOHN PRIMER ON THE RED CARPET - AT THE 2010 GRAMMY AWARD SHOW!

John and the CD - Chicago Blues: A Living History did not win the Grammy, Ramblin Jack Elliot won
We thank the academy for recognizing this amazing CD, and John is thrilled to have been nominated! John was treated like a king! We will work even harder next time. Also a huge THANK YOU goes out to Larry Skoller for working so hard to get us all included in this honor.

Monday, February 1st, 2010JOHN PRIMER ON THE COVER OF LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE!

Check out issue #205 of Living Blues Magazine with John Primer on the cover.
The cover story is: JOHN PRIMER - i CAN TELL THE WORLD I WAS BORN WITH IT
Written by David Whiteis

Monday, February 1st, 20102010 BMA NOMINEE

JOHN PRIMER 2010 Blues Music Award Nominee for:

BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR!

ALL ORIGINAL 2010 Blues Music Award Nominee for:

BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR!

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010All Original CD WON the 2009 BLEWZZY AWARD!

THANKS Mr. Blezzman & Mary for all your support!

Friday, January 1st, 2010John and his CD - All Original are NOMINATED FOR A 2010 BLUES MUSIC AWARD!

2 NOMINATIONS from the Blues Foundation:

BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Please VOTE for John Primer TODAY! Voting ends March 1, 2010

Friday, January 1st, 2010John NOMINATED for a GRAMMY AWARD!

John and Various Artists are being NOMINATED for a GRAMMY for the CD
CHICAGO BLUES: A LIVING HISTORY - Raisin Music

Thursday, October 29th, 2009John and All Original were NOMINATED for 2 & WON 1 2009 Blues Blast Awards

The nominated categories were for:

BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES RECORDING - ALL ORIGINAL
BEST TRADITIONAL MALE BLUES ARTIST

John WON in the category of:

BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES RECORDING - CHICAGO BLUES: A LIVING HISTORY
Various Artists - Raisin Music

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009South American Tour

John will be performing in Argentina and Brazil from September 1 - 20, 2009

Thursday, August 20th, 2009Chicago Blues Guide Reviews the "ALL ORIGINAL" CD

CD Review of "All Original" by Mark Baier

Wednesday, July 1st, 20092009 Blues Blast Music Awards is nominating John Primer for:

BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES RECORDING - THE ALL ORIGINAL CD
BEST MALE ARTIST

Please show your support for John Primer and cast your vote BEFORE AUGUST 31st!
Please tell all your friends and family to cast their votes too!
Thank you for keeping John's music alive!

Thursday, May 21st, 2009All Original CD Review, By Mike O'Cull

Thursday, May 21st, 2009John Primer Reviews

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009CD ALL ORIGINAL REVIEWED

John Primer "All Original" on Blues House Productions reviewed by Peter "BLEWZZMAN" Lauro

Thursday, November 20th, 2008Introducing "Blues House Productions, John Primer's own record label

Blues House Productions is owned by the legendary Blues Musician - John Primer. BHP is his record label and production company. This company will house all of John's music, giving him a place to catalog his creations while teaching, recording, producing, publishing and promoting new musicians, and at the same time keeping the Blues alive for his children, Blues musicians and the Blues world.

After 40 plus years and many Blues record labels later, John Primer has chosen to retain all the rights to his music. Keeping it all under one roof for his children is his legacy.

John's dream is to hopefully set up his own studio to teach, produce, record, promote and publish his own music as well as others that are under recorded in search of a record label that they can trust.

John wants to preserve the "real deal" Blues for our future, by passing on the history of the Blues, sharing his own experiences, while teaching the Blues Master's techniques, making sure that their music never dies.

Blues House Productions is a small independent production company, just formed on November 20, 2008. If you are interested in joining Blues House Productions we will be looking for new, amazing talent next summer 2009. Please check the website for updates.

Blues House Productions' first CD release, John Primer's "All Original", is available for purchase by following the link on this website.