By ED KOPP, Published: April 1, 2000
Thanks to the mid-'90s blues revival, a handful of deserving Chicago blues musicians managed to land recording contracts after years of hard labor in the clubs. A prime example is South Side bluesman L.V. Banks, a fine guitarist and soulful singer who's been plugging away at the blues thang for 40-plus years.
Like so many of his peers, Banks cut his teeth in the Mississippi Delta before relocating to Chicago. Inspired by Little Milton, Howlin' Wolf and B.