Diamond Jim GreeneDiamond Jim Greene received his blues baptism
as a child from one of Chicago's most legendary street musicians, the late Blind Arvella
Gray. Inspired by the passion of Gray's music and the reaction of his street-corner
audience, as well as the blues he heard emanating from clubs near his south side home, by
the mid-80s Greene found himself living in Virginia. There he began to get club gigs and
was soon on his way. Well versed in the acoustic blues tradition from the hard-driving
Delta blues to the airy, finger picking Piedmont style, Greene has absorbed his mentors'
lessons well: he's an internationally- renowned instrumentalist, regularly touring Europe,
who carries on the acoustic blues heritage with dedication and deep-hearted spirit.
- Brian Johnson