Carl Weathersby....
Chicago Blues Master

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Who is Carl Weathersby?  

Carl Weathersby was born in 1953, in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to East Chicago, Indiana with his family when he was eight. When he started playing guitar as a teen he said his father always had musician friends stopping by the house. One that used to come by often was this big guy that Carl only knew as Albert, the mechanic. Albert happened to be watching the young Weathersby practicing some Albert King songs on guitar one day. Carl said he had been practicing this one song called 'Cross Cut Saw,' playing it over and over until he said, 'I think I got it. So I started playing it and this guy said, 'man, that ain't the way that song goes, that ain't the way I played it.' It turned out to be Albert King who proceeded to show an amazed Weathersby just how it was supposed to be played. King offered some welcome encouragement to Carl and took a liking to the young lad.

After his tour of duty in Viet Nam, Carl found employment as a steel mill worker, as a prison guard and even a police officer. Weathersby was Albert King's rhythm guitarist between 1979 and 1982, and then spent some 15 years with Billy Branch's Sons of Blues as lead guitarist before striking out on his own. His debut solo album on Evidence Records, 'Don't Lay Your Blues On Me', was nominated for the W.C. Handy 'Blues Album of the Year' award. His latest release 'Hold On' is available online at

Mixing Southern charm, soulful vocals, and fierce guitar-playing, Carl plays the blues, from down-and-dirty to scintillating Albert King influenced chops. This is one powerful blues performer that will leave you amazed and thoroughly entertained.


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Listen to  Carl's latest release on Magnolia Records:  'I'm Still Standing Here '

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I'm Still Standing Here


News for 2014

Carl's newest CD, 'I'm Still Standing Here', takes the bluesman into some previously uncharted r&b-style territory and was recorded with the help of Larry McCray's manager, Paul Koch at Magnolia Records.  You can order the CD at

On the new CD, Carl will introduce fans to a new guitar sound that he is featuring on the disc.

"I'm playing a stereo guitar now," he said. "It sounds like two dudes playing totally different guitars and they're both doing the same thing simultaneously. Working with Gibson  (guitar company), they gave me the stereo guitar and a couple of amps to use it properly. So some of the songs I did on the new album I used stereo. It's a different tone - completely different."

Carl chuckled and said that people have been commenting on his new sound, not knowing how he does it.

Articles and Interviews with Carl Weathersby:

Carl is on the cover of the April 21, 2011 issue ofthe 'WhatzUp' Magazine

Carl Weathersby's Tokyo Diary  by Hiroshi Takahashi

Carl Weathersby - Interview by Jason Blankenship

"Eight Forty-Eight" Show, WBEZ, Chicago, February 21, 2005. Interview with Carl 

"Life as an ex-SOB - Carl Weathersby" by Steven Sharp (Blues Music, Now!)
Carl Weathersby at Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues, April 16, 1998, by Dave Stiles
Jubilee  Concert Series - KET TV, Louisville, KY, 2005
Bay City Times, Michigan,
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, By Pati LaLonde
Carl Weathersby, An Artist Profile, by Joe Lemko"
Carl Weathersby Shakes Off the Blues" in Review Magazine, Feb 18, 2006, by Scott Baker

If Carl Weathersby Tells You He's Bored...Don't Believe Him" in American Blues Scene Magazine by Don Wilcock on August 16, 2013

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