Wayne Baker Brooks

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Wayne Baker Brooks
Birth nameWayne Baker
Also known asWayne Brooks, WBB
Born (1970-04-30) April 30, 1970 (age 52)
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresChicago blues, electric blues,[1] blues rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, author
Instrument(s)Vocals, electric guitar
Years active1990–present
LabelsBlues Island

Wayne Baker Brooks (born April 30, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois)[1] 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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[2]


Album Year Label Song Instrument
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[2] 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[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Westergaard, Sean (April 30, 1970). "Wayne Baker Brooks – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Westergaard, Sean (October 26, 2004). "Mystery – Wayne Baker Brooks: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "Real Blues Magazine". Archived from the original on February 9, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2013.

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