Concert – Wallace Coleman

As a youth in eastern Tennessee where country and western music still prevails, Wallace Coleman was instead captivated by the sounds he heard from his radio late at night. It was Nashville’s WLAC, and they were playing the Blues. The sounds haunted him by day where, he says, “I would be sittin’ in class and hear Howlin’ Wolf singin’ just as clear in my head.” Cleveland Blues royalty Robert Lockwood Jr. said he would never hire a harmonica player, then he heard Coleman play. Coleman toured with Lockwood for the next ten years before forming his own band.