Wayne Baker Brooks
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Wayne Baker Brooks
|Birth name||Wayne Baker|
|Also known as||Wayne Brooks, WBB|
|Born||April 30, 1970|
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Genres||Chicago blues, electric blues, blues rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter, author|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, electric guitar|
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||2001||Heavy Hip Mamma||"Last Child"||Lead guitar, solo|
|Genuine Houserockin' Christmas||2003||Alligator Records||"Christmas on the Bayou"||Rhythm guitar|
|Mystery||2004||Blues Island Records||All tracks||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
- ^ a b c d Westergaard, Sean (April 30, 1970). "Wayne Baker Brooks – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
- ^ a b Westergaard, Sean (October 26, 2004). "Mystery – Wayne Baker Brooks: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
- ^ "Real Blues Magazine". Archived from the original on February 9, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
- 1970 births
- Living people
- American blues guitarists
- American male guitarists
- American blues singers
- Singers from Chicago
- Chicago blues musicians
- Electric blues musicians
- Blues rock musicians
- Songwriters from Illinois
- Writers from Chicago
- Blues musicians from Illinois
- Guitarists from Chicago
- 21st-century American guitarists
- 21st-century American male singers
- 21st-century American singers
- Alligator Records artists
- American male songwriters