Elvin Bishop

Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Blues Hall of Fame


“Before Eric Clapton was old enough to shave, Elvin Bishop was hanging out in Chicago with the first generation of electric bluesmen.”
Guitar World

“…good-time music guaranteed to put a smile on your face…serious playing, potent slide guitar and razor-sharp licks.”
The Chicago Tribune

“Bishop is a good-hearted soul whose life mission is to entertain to the best of his ability.”

“…Elvin has become one of the most respected and beloved artists to come out of the 60’s blues-rock explosion…”
All About Jazz

“Elvin Bishop is a legendary guitarist…Impeccable and spirited…a distinguished American player.”
– Rolling Stone

“Deceptively loose but always tight…the raspy chuckle in Bishop’s singing and the sharp sting of his guitar are forceful and fresh, enduring and fun.”
– Fresh Air, NPR

“It’s impossible not to like Bishop (his lyrical persona is not just for show). He’s always singing something lowbrow and up-lifting…”
Chicago Sun Times

“…Bishop’s muscular guitar provides the sets pulse, as his soulful slide ripples through R & B classics and rowdy blues alike.”

“Rousing, down-home, feel-good music…spunky rhythms and razor-sharp slide…Bishop’s a superb guitarist of great strength and skill…a rockin’ good time. “
Guitar World

“Forever a crusader for fun blues and rock ‘n’ roll, Bishop gives his cherry red 1959 Gibson ES-345 a hug and places emphasis on his terrific slide guitar chops…”

“Legendary solo axeman/songwriter and former Paul Butterfield Blues Band member Elvin Bishop returns with an exhilarating release featuring numerous collaborations. Named after his red 1959 Gibson Stereo ES 345 guitar, the new album is firmly rooted in the slide blues that gave the man his name. Throughout Red Dog Speaks, Bishop’s soaring slide guitar work seals the timeless deal on a worthy followup to 2008’s Grammy-nominated The Blues Rolls On.”