Rockin' Johnny Burgin CD Release Party

Sat, December 14, 2019, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Johnny Burgin earns his name as The Worldwide WestSide Guitar Man by performing up to 250 shows a year in Europe, Japan andcoast to coast in the US. Johnny grew up in Mississippi andwent to University of Chicago at 18, but ended up attending “bluesuniversity”. Johnny met a dj on the college radio stationwho took him to see the Howlin’ Wolf style singer Tail Dragger on the West Sideof Chicago. Tail Dragger took Johnny under his wing and gavehim his first professional gigs, and from there Johnny learnedquickly and went on to tour and and perform with blues legends such as PinetopPerkins and Sam Lay. He’s been praised by the Cascade Blues Associationfor his “stunning guitar playing– the pure Chicago styled sound”,and his fans love Johnny’s take on the intense, stripped-down “WestSide sound” of Otis Rush, Magic Sam and Buddy Guy. Johnny hasrecorded as a sideman on dozens of recordings with the likes of Paul DeLay,Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Lee Robinson, Eddie Taylor Jr, and many more.He’s a Delmark and Vizztone recording artist with 9 CDs of his own to hiscredit, most recently “Johnny Burgin Live” featuringCharlie Musselwhite. He was nominated for a BMA for Best TraditionalBlues CD of 2017 for “Howlin’ at Greaseland”, a Howlin’ Wolftribute.

Visit the Artist’s website at:

Redwood Cafe

8240 Old Redwood Hwy

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