Last night marked the sixth tour stop in John Lee Hooker Jr.’s world tour. The famed blues player graced the stage at Southampton’s The Brook on Wednesday (June 19) night and brought the house down with his virtuoso performance. The Detroit native came out on stage at 8pm to perform some of his newest work as well as go through a number of his most famous songs by himself and his father. He was accompanied by Gig Anderson on the keyboard, Geoffrey James on guitar, Mike Rogers and John “Tibo” Thebeaux – some of whom (Rogers and Anderson) have been performing with Hooker since his 2004 tour.

Hooker, Rogers, James, Anderson, Thibeaux, The Brook
John Lee Hooker Jr. and co. return to the UK.

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The gig was just one stop on the European tour, which will go on to include eighteen European stops in Switzerland, the UK, Israel, Austria, Belgium and Germany, before landing back in the US for a final round of shows. More information and tickets are available on Hooker’s official website. The blues musician has in a way inherited his father’s trade. The young Hooker Jr. Performed on Detroit’s WJBK radio at the age of eight and subsequently went on to tour the country alongside his father. Since his late teens, he has been a recording artist, mostly featured on the elder Hooker’s records and later going on to perform and build a name for himself as a solo artist. He went on to receive two Grammy nods for his albums Blues with a Vengeance (2004) and All Odds Against Me (2008).

John Lee Hooker Jr., The Brook
Hooker has been onstage since his childhood.

John Lee Hooker Jr., The Brook
He picked up the trade from his legendary father.