The title is program: born in 1965 in Chicago Bernard Allison was introduced into the roots of black music and playing electric guitar by his father, the living blues legend Luther Allison.
At the age of 20 he played with the "Queen of Blues" Koko Taylor for two years and took part in countless sessions with musicians like Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jeff Healy.
He joined the tourband of Luther Allison in 1989 after a furious collaboration of "Father & Son" at the '89 Chicago Blues Festival. A recording of this formation is to be heard on the Luther Allison album "Let's Try It again". Bernard released his first solo album in 1990 with the significant title "The Next Generation".
He startet touring with his band all over europe and released the two albums: "Hang On" (1992) and "No Mercy" (1994).
On Bernard's last release "Funkifino" it turned out that he was not only influenced by "the old masters" or musicians like Jimmy Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn but also grew up with the music of George Clinton and Johnny Guitar Watson.
Now he's "back to the roots" on "Born With The Blues" - recorded in Chicago and mixed in Memphis - together with the band of blueslegend Buddy Guy (with Ray "Killer" Allison/drums). Bernards co-producer is the "Rounder Bullseye" producer Ron Levy who also plays the keyboards.
"Born With The Blues" is a piece of "real blues" that will find it's way to the hearts of many blues aficionados everywhere and this recording will no doubt further his reputation as one of the stars of the "next generation" of blues guitar heroes. (The title is program.)