Guitarist Larry Bluesman was born in Mississippi 67 years ago and moved to Chicago with his family when he was “about ten years-old.” Inspired by the guitarists who played in church functions that his mother used to take him to, he eventually joined a travelling church choir and studied music at the Chicago Conservatory.
These days, he works as a professional touring musician.
When not on the road, Mr. Bluesman performs in the Jackson Red Line station on Friday mornings.
“I like pleasing people,” he says. “That’s why I’m a musician.”
— Daniel Patton