Elvin to be inducted into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as members of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
ELVIN BISHOP TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AS MEMBER OF THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND
Blues guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Elvin Bishop will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as an original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Other inductees this year include Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joan Jett.The induction ceremony will be held at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18th, 2015.
Bishop is thrilled with the recognition. “The Butterfield Blues Band was in the right place at the right time. Blues was overdue to cross over to a white audience. And I’m proud that we were the first interracial band to deliver the goods and introduce the public to the blues.”
Bishop’s critically acclaimed 2014 Alligator Records CD, Can’t Even Do Wrong Right, led to his receiving six Blues Music Award nominations, including nods for Album Of The Year and the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year. The album finds Bishop playing, writing and singing some of the most spirited and distinctive blues and roots music today, and proves that Bishop is as vital and creative an artist now as he was when he first hit the national scene in 1965 with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He is as slyly good-humored and instantly crowd-pleasing as he was when he was scoring Southern rock-styled hits during the 1970s. For five decades, he has never stopped touring or releasing instantly recognizable music featuring his groundbreaking playing, easygoing vocals, witty lyrics and good-time humor.
Also in 2014, Bishop’s 1975 hit Fooled Around And Fell In Love found new life in the box-office smash film Guardians Of The Galaxy. The soundtrack hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and recently received a Grammy Award nomination.