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The son of bluesman L.V. Banks, the singer/guitarist known simply as Tre carried on the traditions of his father's music, recapturing the sound and feeling of '50s-era Chicago blues with accuracy and real affection. Born in Grenada, Mississippi, he was raised on Chicago's South Side, initially playing rock and R&B; his musical allegiance moved to the blues while backing Banks between 1981 and 1987, during which time he honed a fluid, shimmering guitar style. Tre's solo debut, Delivered for Glory -- Reclaiming the Blues, appeared in 1996; the follow-up, Blues Knock'n Baby -- recorded with backing band the Blueknights -- was released a year later. ~ Jason Ankeny