Big George Brock

Big George Brock was born in 1932, and grew up on Flower’s Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he picked cotton, played blues and boxed. One Christmas, his father gave him and his brothers harmonicas. "They tore theirs up. I kept mine," Brock says. Brock's "auntie" was close friends with a harmonica player Brock heard daily on KFFA's King Biscuit Time radio show — Sonny Boy Williamson II. Williamson became an early influence on Brock. After relocating to St. Louis, Brock owned a series of blues clubs. Through the decades, he has shared stage or studio with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Albert King, Jimbo Mathus, Steven Seagal, Watermelon Slim and others. In 2005, Brock recorded a “comeback album” for Clarksdale's Cat Head label that led to festival appearances in France, Italy, Switzerland, the U.K. and beyond. He is a 5-time Blues Music Award nominees. His life story is told in the DVD documentary "Hard Times." He also appeared in the award-winning doc "We Juke Up in Here!" Brock continues to tour nationally and play his current hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.


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