(September 18, 1929-September 5, 1994)
Louis Myers was one of the most highly regarded blues guitarists in Chicago. He's best remembered as the guitarist/harpist with The Aces, Little Walter's original backing band. Leaving The Aces in 1954, plenty of sideman work awaited him. Myers played with Otis Rush, Earl Hooker, and many more. But his own recording career was practically non-existent; after a solitary 1956 single for Abco Records, "Just Whaling"/"Bluesy," that found Myers blowing harp in Little Walter’s style, it wasn't until 1968 that two Myers tracks turned up on the Delmark label. The Aces reformed during the '70s and visited Europe often as a trusty rhythm section for touring acts. Myers cut a fine set for Advent Records in 1978, I'm A Southern Man, that showed just how effective he could be as a leader. Myers was hampered by the effects of a stroke while recording his last album for Earwig Music Company, 1991's Tell My Story Movin'. He courageously completed the disc but was limited to playing harp only. His health soon took a turn for the worse, ending his distinguished musical career.