XXI Century Blues - Present and Future of The Blues
Quintus McCormick - Walking on the right way
Born in Detroit in 1957 and fascinated by music and guitar all of his life, Quintus McCormick did not become “anointed” with the blues until about twenty years ago when he was playing in J.W. Williams’ Chi-town Hustlers band while earning his bachelor’s degree in music from Chicago’s Columbia College. Since that time, Quintus has toured the world playing guitar for the likes of A.C. Reed, James Cotton, Lefty Dizz and Otis Clay. Buddy Guy and James Cotton encouraged Quintus to form his own band in the mid-nineties, and they have been a mainstay on the Chicago scene ever since. Quintus McCormick's acclaimed Delmark debut from 2009 Hey Jodie! (Delmark 801) was one of the best soul-blues albums of the new millennium's first decade. Quintus' second CD Put It on Me! (Delmark 815) proved he is one of contemporary Chicago's brightest stars. In 2012 Still Called The Blues (Delmark 821) was his last work until today.