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Rockin’ Johnny at the Zoo Bar
April 22, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 1:00 am
“Neoprene Fedora” Rockin’ Johnny Burgin CD release and tour!
Rockin’ Johnny’s new CD is OUT and available at all shows and at CD Baby. “Neoprene Fedora” documents Johnny’s move to California after a long and illustrious career in Chicago. Like his previous effort, “Greetings from Greaseland”, this CD shows a true Chi-Cali blues summit going on! This time around, he’s written 11 originals ranging from surf to zydeco to gut-bucket blues. There’s a great mix of talent on this disc: BMA nominees and winners like Kid Andersen on guitar, piano and the recording console, drummers Stephen Dougherty and June Core (Charlie Musselwhite, Little Charley and the Nightcats), guest vocalist Alabama Mike, and saxophonist Nancy Wright, and bassist Vance Ehlers all contribute great performances. Rising Bay Area harmonica star Aki Kumar contributes two guest vocals and great performances throughout. Aki and Johnny’s remarkable synergy is in great abundance– you can see why recent tours of their West Coast Meets Chicago package are meeting with rave reviews and capacity crowds. Steve Willis, long-time accordion player for Elvin Bishop, shines on Johnny’s zydeco numbers. Noted Bay area veteran Bob Welsh, who also plays with Elvin Bishop, plays excellent guitar and piano as well. Rockin Johnny’s seventh CD since 1998 shows an artist at the height of his powers as a songwriter, singer and guitarist. Get your copy today.