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"John Lee Hooker Jr. Takes Off for Europe"

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On the heels of the successful release of his third CD, " All Odds Against Me," Grammy nominated blues artist and son of blues legend, John Lee Hooker, John Lee Hooker, Jr. heads to Europe, Turkey and Russia to wow audiences overseas with his special brand of blues flavor.

A blues superhero, as portrayed in his animated video release "Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Pimp" Hooker Jr. has successfully captured the attention of audiences internationally. The video animation, from Frenchman Laurent Mercier at the Callicore Animation Studios in Paris, has served to bridge the generational gap between the blues and hip hop audiences.

The video is the first of three to be released in 2008 and is included free on his enhanced CD. It can also be viewed on the web at .

Pictured from left to right: rocker Lenny Kravitz and bluesman, John Lee Hooker, Jr. seen recently at the Pistoria Blues festival in Italy.

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