DCB: Who was the first great Blues artist you met and performed with
and is there something you might share that was memorable in a meeting with one
or more of the Blues greats you've known over the years?
GG: I met and performed with Jimmy McCracklin and Lowell Fulson within 2 years of playing the music.. I think it was the late '80s. I was still kinda green, but they both were gracious and encouraging to me. In the mid '90s I met and backed up Guitar Shorty with whom I'm still great friends. He has been a real mentor to me. And just before he died, I had the chance to perform two big concerts with John Lee Hooker. He featured me on guitar only.. he really dug it. By then I had been seriously honing my blues lead playing for 16 years. I will never forget hearing Hook sing my name on the phone to me..just riffing in that way he had.. the way he would repeat the same word or phrase over and over. That was magical.
"Electrifying blues, soul and funky jazz..."
" GG Amos is an electrifying blues, soul and funky jazz guitarist and singer with a distinctive, expressive style.Her guitar influences include Carlos Santana, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Magic Sam, Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny. As a vocalist, her influences have been many but says she learned more about expression, timing and phrasing from the great Louis Armstrong than any other singer. GG's original songs are her main focus these days, along with an emphasis on soulful communication with audiences. She has also earned a reputation as a top notch entertainer." ~ Sacramento News & Review
"Known for "tearing up" roadhouses all over California."
GG Amos is a powerful guitarist and singer whose influences range from the like of Louis Armstrong, Carlos Santana and Johnny "Guitar" Watson, to Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny. Her soulful, high-energy performances and guitar playing has earned her a reputation as a rising star in the blues scene. Over the years Amos has performed with such legends as John Lee Hooker, Jimmy McCracklin, Guitar Shorty, Elvin Bishop and Koko Taylor." ~ Tahoe Daily Tribune
VIDEOS:GG Amos - Mercy Mercy Mercy (2018)
GG Amos at The Saloon in San Francisco
GG Amos at IBC event 8/21/11, 2 songs