Only sketchy information is available about Earl Dranes. He was understood to be a Chicago based blues musician, playing guitar and organ (with his feet, according to the “Blues Encyclopaedia”!) who accompanied other blues singers including Arthur Big Boy Spires and Lazy Bill Lucas, also from Chicago.
Lazy Bill Lucas noted in the book “Worlds of Music” that in 1946 he, Dranes and Willie Mabon joined the local musicians’ union and became professional musicians.
By 1950 Mabon and Dranes were recording for Chess as “The Blues Rockers”.
No biographical details or photo located for this artist.