Definitions

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  • n. A male blues musician.

Etymologies

blues +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Since Tuvan throat-singing seems to be a popular topic around here, I wanted to shine a little light on another throat-singing bluesman from the Bay Area, Seth Augustus.

    Boing Boing

  • He abandoned his former post as the main bluesman at Thompson’s Point of View at 23rd and Union a few years back after he was nearly shot during a scuffle inside the club.

    Today is Officially Sammy Drain Day « PubliCola

  • Tab Benoit, a bluesman from the Cajun town of Houma, La., whose Jazzfest set drew on the twang and two-step beat of swamp-pop, spoke about the determination of Louisianans to return: “You don’t see me wanting to move out of here because it ain’t safe and it ain’t convenient,” he said.

    Jazzfest: “Thank God I Made It” - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • While he may always be best known as a bluesman, at the end of the day - and to the end of his life - Healey was a jazz buff.

    Edmonton Sun

  • When the winery first hosted concerts in 2003, it went with smaller acts such as bluesman Delbert McClinton and country chanteuse Emmylou

    Yakima Herald-Republic Weekly News

  • Wherever it is, many folks believe that the renowned 1930s bluesman Robert Johnson stood there with his guitar and later sung about it in his “Cross Road Blues.”

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • The story was initially told of an older bluesman, Tommy Johnson no relation, but he died in 1956, aged 60.

    Robert Johnson sells his souls to the devil

  • The bluesman Son House, a contemporary of Johnson, insisted he was a decent harmonica player but a terrible guitarist until he disappeared for a few weeks.

    Robert Johnson sells his souls to the devil

  • On hits such as T-Bone Shuffle and Stormy Monday, the Texas bluesman created a style that became an indelible influence on BB King, Chuck Berry and more.

    T-Bone Walker plugs in

  • What do folk icon Woody Guthrie, classical colossus Georg Solti, legendary bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins and relaxed pop crooner Perry Como have in common?

    Michael Sigman: Marta Eggerth, Operetta Superstar, Turning 100

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