Ladell has been described as a true artist that possesses the ability and soul to transcend the bounds of conventional music through his muse, the blues. Born on the South Side of Chicago, a notable center for the blues, Ladell discovered the music that would have a lasting influence on his life. Deeply touched by the genre and life, Ladell worked hard to hone his seemingly natural talents on the guitar. His efforts eventually earned him a place in the house band at Buddy Guy’s Legends, arguably the world’s top spot for blues. McLin learned onstage from the best in the blues business: Koko Taylor, John Primer, and Buddy Guy, Junior wells, James Blood Ulmer, Jimmy Norman.
Montreux Jazz Festival 2011 Ladell appeared on stage with B.B King, Carlos Santana, John Mclaughlin, Robert Randolph, Derek Truck, Susan Tedeschi , Shemekia Copeland,
Ladell has an extraordinary way of reminding listeners of the profound influence that the blues has had on various genres of music as well as our society as a whole. This ability was not lost on French director, Michel Viotte, who hand picked Ladell to be the focus of his documentary on the influence of the blues in American culture. The first part of the film, Sur la route du Blues, avec Ladell McLin(On the Road to the Blues, with Ladell McLin), An Amazing film that takes you from Chicago to New Orleans,With the soul of a real blues Man and tells the life of American Blues thru the soul of this young guitar player, singer, song writer.
Ladell is currently in the studio working on his new CD (I Am King) with guest artist and the legendary DMC from Run DMC, Grammy award winner and Music Director, Swiss Chris, plus many more.
New York City is where Ladell lives and plays venues, From Zinc Bar , The Bitter End ,
and touring with Elliott Sharps band,
Ladell just appeared on at The Great Night in Harlem at the Apollo Theater in Harlem USA, with Bono, Macy Gray ,David Johansen, for a benefit concert for the Jazz Foundation of America,http://jazzfoundation.org/Apollo2012.
For more on Ladell Mclin.
Ladell as a nine page spread and interview in ClapHmagazine.
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