|Wayne Baker Brooks
||Wayne Brooks, WBB
April 30, 1970 |
||Chicago, Illinois, United States
||Chicago blues, electric blues,blues rock
||Musician, singer, songwriter, author
||Vocals, electric guitar
||Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Kinsey Report, Trudy Lynn, Ronnie Baker Brooks
Wayne Baker Brooks (born April 30, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American blues and blues-rock guitarist and singer.
The son of the Chicago blues musician Lonnie Brooks, he joined his father's band playing guitar in the band in 1990. In 1997, he formed the Wayne Baker Brooks Band. In 1998 he spearheaded and co-authored the book Blues for Dummies with Cub Koda and Lonnie Brooks, published in August that year. On October 27, 1998, he and his band performed for then-First Lady Hillary Clinton at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation/Chess Records, in Chicago.
On July 15, 2003, Brooks performed at U.S. Cellular Field in front of 47,000 people at the Major League Baseball All Star Game.
Brooks started his own record label in 2003 and released his debut album, Mystery on October 26, 2004, receiving numerous accolades, including four stars from Allmusic.
|Sweet Emotion: The Songs of Aerosmith
||Heavy Hip Mamma
||Lead guitar, solo
|Genuine Houserockin' Christmas
||"Christmas on the Bayou"
||Blues Island Records
||Lead guitar, lead vocals
- Real Blues Magazine Awards
- Best Blues Book (Blues for Dummies), 1998
- Carry-the-Blues-Torch Award, 2004
- Top Blues-Stars-of-the-Future Award, 2004