Welcome to B.H.Blues.

Bob Halperin knows the blues. A remarkably fluent guitarist and singer, Halperin is a disciple of the pure blues tradition.

Halperin’s guitar work is nimble and assured, subtle but also with the right amount of power. You can hear trace influences of greats such as Robert Johnson, Son House and others, but the playing here is beyond imitation. Halperin has developed a singular voice on the instrument. Check out the playing on Sleepy John Estes’ “Drop Down Momma,” King Oliver’s “Dr. Jazz” or Halperin’s own “Dew Rag.” Then again, the playing is consistently wonderful over all 18 cuts. The same can be said for his vocal work, which is has a rich yet slightly “gritty” quality ala Dr. John. The vocals, too, go beyond rote imitation.