The Surprising Key Influence Behind The Rolling Stones' 'Blue & Lonesome'
When the Rolling Stones first got together in 1962, it was a shared love for Chicago blues that congealed them into a cohesive group. Their very first performance as “The Rollin' Stones” with Dick Taylor of The Pretty Things on bass at the Marquee Club ...
December 2, 2016
Feeling the blues
But not Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson. He just eyeballs the faces in the audience to get his next groove. “I never know what I'm going to play [before a show],” Johnson said. “I just play to them. I look at their faces and I see what my audience wants ...
August 3, 2016
Sax player sticks to classic strategy
But after joining Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson in the late 1980s, I've been able to make music work ever since. Some artists struggle, but the musicians and tour organizers I work with all dig in and figure out a way to be productive. “In today's ...
September 2, 2016
The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more
LUTHER “GUITAR JUNIOR” JOHNSON Johnson is today's foremost proponent of the influential West Side Chicago blues guitar style, pioneered by Otis Rush and Magic Sam, which alternates searing single-note lines with raucous chords. July 9, 6 p.m. $15....
July 5, 2016
RI treasurer plans no rash moves on investments in Trump era
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson and the Magic Rockers: Chicago blues, Chan's Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. $20. 8 p.m.. Juke Box Jim: rock, Finn's Harborside, 38 Water St., East Greenwich. 884-6363 ...
August 10, 2016
R.I. arts calendar, week of Aug. 7
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson and the Magic Rockers: Chicago blues, Chan's Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m. $20. Noversa: folk, country, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton....
August 4, 2016
Things to Do in the Hudson Valley, Jan. 16 Through 24
HUDSON “The Seedling Plots and Plans” (2015), oil on linen, is on view in “It's Never Winter Here,” an exhibition of works by Elliott Green, through Jan. 31 at the John Davis Gallery, 362½ Warren Street. For further information: 518-828-5907 or ...
January 14, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated
Martin Luther King Jr. is shot to death at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. A single shot fired by James Earl Ray from over 200 feet away at a nearby motel struck King in the neck. He died an hour later at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The death of America’s ...
November 18, 2016
Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson
Blues guitarist Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson was born in Itta Bena, MS, in 1939. His family moved to Chicago in 1955, and Luther--who played bass and sang--worked with such blues artists as Tall Milton Shelton. In the early 1960s he gained a following in ...
November 3, 2016
Nighthawks Night at the Weinberg Center
Directed by Streissguth, the film stars George Thorogood, John Hammond, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson and Mark Wenner. Born in early-1970s D.C., where blues, soul, country, folk and rock filtered through the hearts of musicians in every neighborhood ...
September 26, 2016
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August 31, 2016
Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson headlines blues fest
Grammy-winning blues great Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson and his band the Magic Rockers will headline the Barnful of Blues Festival Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. at the 4-H Youth Center on Route 13 in New Boston. Grammy-winning blues great Luther ...
August 4, 2016
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson & The Magic Rockers
Chicago’s West Side guitar style, alternating stinging single-note leads with powerful, distorted chords, was created in the late 1950s, mostly by Otis Rush and Magic Sam. Originally developed because their small bands couldn’t afford both a lead and ...
January 9, 2016
Free Blues Music under the Stars
The band has since released four albums, including 2009’s Hard Travelin’, performed at festivals, and opened for major acts such as Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Sue Tedeschi, and Ronnie Earl. The Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston ...