Courtesy Oshkosh Independent
Delaware native George Thorogood is famous for his blistering slide guitar and let’s-get-this-party-started brand of rock ‘n’ roll. He remains a solid fan favorite with his raucous live performances. “Bad To the Bone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “I Drink Alone,” “Get A Haircut,” and “Who Do You Love?” are his best known hits.
The Destroyers consist of Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar), and Buddy Leach (saxophone).
The band has garnered six gold and two platinum discs in its 40 year career.
Thorogood has said that the Beatles were a great influence on him and that George Harrison was his favorite. He proudly pointed out that their birthdays are only a day apart – his is February 24th and Harrison’s is February 25th.
Thorogood received the B.B. King Award at on July 1, 2017 at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. He is only the fifth winner of the prestigious award, joining previous award recipients, blues legends B.B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Taj Mahal and James Cotton.
His long awaited solo debut album, Party Of One, was released on August 4, 2017.