The Blues Project

The Blues Project is a band from the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City that was formed in 1965 and originally split up in 1967. Their songs drew from a wide array of musical styles. They are most remembered as one of the most artful practitioners of pop music, influenced as it was by folk, blues, rhythm & blues, jazz and the pop music of the day.

The Blues Project helped to start the blues revival of the late sixties. The group was formed with folk, bluegrass, and pop musicians. After making their debut album in 1966 and backing up Chuck Berry in three open-air concerts, members of the group went their own ways, periodically reuniting for concerts.

They had several line ups during their brief existence often including the organizer of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Al Kooper.

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