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BILL PURVIS AND THE SEVENTH SONS

PHOTOS OF BILL PURVIS BY KURT SWANSON
E-MAIL: kurtswanson@juno.com

Harlem Avenue Lounge Berwyn, IL MARCH 2004

Coming from Charlottesville,VA,Bill started his musical career playing in college bands that also began his life-long love for blues and R+B music.One of the high points of this period was a chance to see the late John Lee Hooker live;it was an inspirational turning point for the young Mr.Purvis.

Heading to Chicago after graduation,he hung out in the blues bars of the South and West sides of the city absorbing the raw power and soul of the mostly unsung acts who often turned out brilliant performances in the cramped spaces and smoky neon haze of those establishments.He also got a chance to meet and hang out with local luminaries like Buddy Scott and Dave and Louis Myers.He learned his lessons well forming a band called the Seventh Sons in 1992 with Chi-town blues belter Grady Freeman and guitarist John Elverum. ~ cdbaby.com

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