“AL LERMAN serves up original blues as enthusiastic, congenial and markedly tuneful as one is likely to come across; the consistent strength of the material and the overall good-natured atmosphere being the constants here.” - Roots Music Report
AL LERMAN is a veteran bluesman with a highly personal style, able to move seamlessly through the windows of Country Blues, Chicago Blues, Soul Blues, Americana and New Orleans Blues. With a great knowledge of the blues tradition on both harmonica and guitar, he brings that sensibility to songs that are written about his own contemporary life and times. His soulful playing, blowing and singing coupled with his wry and thoughtful songwriting make him an engaging and hypnotic solo performer. He is considered among the top harmonica players in the country, and he has been heard on countless recordings and live sessions. Al was the founder of the much-loved band FATHEAD, and led them from 1992-2016, garnering two JUNO AWARDS. After years of writing for FATHEAD as well as his own solo recordings, Al has amassed an impressive legacy of songs. He is also a long-time member of the renowned Maple Blues Band. His newest album “Northern Bayou” was released on April 12, 2019, where it remained on the Top Ten Canadian Album Chart for over six months. It charted internationally and ranked #4 in Canada on the annual Roots Music's Radio Top 200 Blues Recordings of 2019. Al continues to keep himself busy with live gigs and a new album is in the works for 2023.