Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2009 inductee Elvin Bishop is among 5 performers who will be inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame on May 4th in Memphis.  Bishop was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Class of Inductees:
Elvin Bishop
Eddy Clearwater
Jimmy Johnson
John Mayall
Memphis Jug Band
Early Downhome Blues, Jeff Todd Titon

“Crazy Blues”, Mamie Smith
“That’s All Right”, Jimmie Rogers
“I Wish You Would”, Billy Boy Arnold
“Merry Christmas Baby”, Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, featuring Charles Brown
“Blues Before Sunrise”, Leroy Carr
Blues in the Mississippi Night, Various Artists (1959)
Tommy Couch, Sr. – Malaco Records
Wolf Stephenson – Malaco Records