Robert Johnson Newswire

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  1. Guitar star's homecomingRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Warrington Guardian

    The former St Alban's CE Primary School pupil is also known for being able to adapt to a whole spectrum of guitar sounds from the folk and country blues style of Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and Lead Belly, to jazz, Latin and world music.


  2. Jonny LangRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | 1073TheEagle

    ... collection are several songs Lang has acknowledged were inspired by minimalist recordings of Blues greats Robert Johnson and Howlin' Wolf. Gaining influence from B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and others, Lang has created his own distinctive sound ...


  3. Move over boys: Ana Popovic is bringing her own brand of blues to Morristown festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Morristown Green

    ... with friends in their Belgrade home. Popovic's dad was especially fond of the blues-Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Robert Johnson. Father and daughter watched concert videotapes together, analyzing techniques, from B.B. King's signature trills to the deft ...


  4. National Treasures:Read the original story

    Thursday | BrothersJudd Blog

    ... rock. Twenty-five years later, Keb Mo emerged with the blues resurgence of the early '90s, reaching back to Robert Johnson and the deepest roots of the music just as another generation was coming around to the origin story of American songwriting. ...


  5. Living Colour to perform in Hampton ahead of new albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... said the new album has a blues inspiration that began when the group performed a tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson at the Apollo Theatre in 2012. The group was challenged to perform blues without any rehearsal during the event. It performed its ...


  6. Warrington-Born Musician Peter Price Sets Home Town Gig for DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 |

    The singer and guitarist will be returning to Pyramid with another top quality show on Friday 1 December and tickets are on sale now. His audiences are taken on strange and exotic journeys, from the folk and country blues style of Robert Johnson , Blind Willie McTell and Lead Belly, to jazz, Latin and world music.


  7. Jonny Lang Tells His Lover They're 'Stronger Together' in Cheerful New TrackRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | Billboard

    ... lot of the record is some of the more raw, older-sounding stuff and guitar tones inspired by Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson, that era of blues music," Lang says. "If I had anything I wanted to accomplish it was to reflect that style on this record. ...


  8. Blues Rap Duo Nowelo Celebrates the New 'Passing Days' SingleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 |

    ... as a street musician in Santa Cruz with a wide variety of musical influences ranging from the Beastie Boys to Robert Johnson, and he eventually made his way across the country to Jacksonville, FL. The two joined forces, and in middle of 2016 NOWELO ...


  9. Vernon Reid Talks New Living Colour Album, 'Shade'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | Guitar World

    ... explored and expanded upon throughout Shade . Rather than an original composition, it was a run-through of Robert Johnson's "Preachin' Blues" at a 2012 centenary concert in Harlem for the late guitar legend that kick-started Living Colour's creative ...


  10. "Bad to the Bone," alone: George Thorogood releasing first solo album, "Party of One," on FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 2 | WIMZ-FM Knoxville

    Over the last 40 years, every album George Thorogood has released has featured his longtime backing band The Destroyers , but that will change this Friday, August 4, when the veteran roots rocker puts out his very first solo album, Party of One . The 14-track collection features stripped-down renditions of some of Thorogood's favorite blues and folk-influenced tunes, including songs by Robert Johnson , John Lee Hooker , Willie Dixon , Bob Dylan , The Rolling Stones and Johnny Cash .


  11. This Boy's LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Edward Champion's Return of the Reluctant

    ... saddled to the "Be prepared" credo. This legend, which isn't nearly as imaginative or as thrilling as Robert Johnson signing away his soul to the devil in exchange for spangling guitar chops, has nevertheless become as accepted and as apocryphal as ...


  12. The McCoy Center Announces 2017-18 SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 |

    ... a guitar-driven collection that includes several songs inspired by minimalist recordings of blues greats Robert Johnson and Howlin' Wolf. In a special concert commemorating the 10th season of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, the ...


  13. John Mayer Debuts 'They Love Each Other' Cover At ShorelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 29 | JamBase

    ... a show that also saw performances of songs by Stevie Nicks ("Leather and Lace"), Tom Petty ("Free Fallin"), Robert Johnson ("Crossroads") and Pine Top ("Every Day I Have the Blues"). Phish's seventh of 13 shows continued a trend of no repeats and ...


  14. The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 30 | All About Jazz

    ... correction in the cultural reportage of the blues. Beginning with Elijah Wald's essential Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues (Amistad Press ,2005) placed Johnson in his proper context and identified who really founded ...


  15. Rory Block, Cindy Cashdollar head Gospel, Blues Fest in ChathamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 26 | Albany Times Union

    ... was like, 'Oh my gosh! I'm getting a lesson from Rory Block!' " Does Block? "I do, I do. We were working on Robert Johnson's 'Kind Hearted Woman' - pretty much the same guitar part as 'Me and the Devil,' " she said, noting two tunes by the ...


  16. a Few Minutes with Phil Campbell of the Campbell BrothersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 26 | Nippertown!

    ... time that was true. Seminal bluesman Son House who died in 1988 is credited with being a primary influence on Robert Johnson's slide guitar. House lived in Rochester, also home to the Campbell Brothers. The myth that helped sell Robert Johnson to a ...


  17. Rhythm Nation: 20 Steps to Becoming a Better Acoustic Rhythm PlayerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | Guitar World

    ... offered by the acoustic guitar. Equally impressive is the playing of the great Delta Blues musicians like Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Nelson, whose use of silence, or "space," between responsive expressions continues to strike a chord in our souls. ...


  18. Timeless @ Comic-Con: One Mother of a Villain and More Season 2 PreviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | TVLine

    ... show, per se. It's so rare that the future's done well on TV." * On Kripke's wish list: visiting the Robert Johnson era. ( Supernatural fans, of course, are well aware of Kripke's admiration of the blues musician.) * For all their raves about the ...


  19. Hear George Thorogood's Solo Acoustic Cover of Hank WilliamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | RollingStone

    ... record, his band, the Destroyers, has a full run of dates through September. 1. "I'm A Steady Rollin' Man" (Robert Johnson) 2. "Soft Spot" (Gary Nicholson, Allen Shamblin) 3. "Tallahassee Women" (John Hammond Jr.) 4. "Wang Dang Doodle" (Willie ...


  20. The JD Hobson BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | Vashon Loop

    ... own personal demons, it's hard to say, but he runs as though the boogie man himself was on his heels, or as Robert Johnson put it in his famous song, "there is a Hell Hound on My Trail." Maybe every man has felt a little like this in his life, and ...