Joe Zaklan was there. Smack dab in the middle of the Chicago blues scene. At twenty he hit the road with J.B. Hutto, gigging with the slide master in the blues haunts of Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Madison. At the venerable Peppers Lounge in Chicago, Joe played in the house band alongside Lonnie Brooks and Little Mac Simmons, and later hit the road with Simmons, as well as Chicago blues circuit pioneer Bob Riedy. If you listen to George "Wild Child" Butler's 1976 Rooster Blues release "Lickin' Gravy," you'll hear Joe's rhythm guitar in the mix. Along the way he's played with members of Canned Heat and brushed up against Rick Estrin, Mississippi Heat and many other names you’d recognize from the exciting days of the Chicago blues scene from the 70's and 80's.
Click here to go to Joe's Official Website to listen to some sample tracks!