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Willie Lomax was born and raised in Miami, FL, the son of a jazz drummer. He began playing trumpet at the age of nine, switching to guitar in his late teens, when he fell heavily under the spell of the blues. Lomax developed a soulful Southern guitar style, and with his sharp, incisive songwriting, he is one of the brightest talents on the contemporary blues scene. He has made his home since 1985 in Tampa, FL, where he also runs an independent blues label, Big Boss Records. His first album, Give Me Back My Teeth, was released on Big Boss Records in 1996, followed by Ribs Are Ready (which introduced the striking soul/blues singer Shawn Brown to the mix) in 1999. Best Blues Money Can Buy, again featuring Brown on vocals, was released in 2004. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi