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ALVON JOHNSON

Categorized as: Nightlife & Entertainment
Event tags: Live Music

Description:

“Blues and Jazz”

2015 Black Music Association & Academy of America Official Music Icon Honoree for Accomplishments in Music

2005 Blues Guitar Player of the Year

Former vocalist with the Rock and Roll Hall of fame group “The Coasters”

Regional winner of the Guitar Centers “King of the Blues” national contest in 2006 and 2007,

Alvon’s early influences were guitar players such as Wes Montgomery, Andre Segovia, Charlie Christian, and of course Jimi Hendrix. His vocalist influences were Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra.

Throughout his career he has performed with many well known artists, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Bobby Day of Rocking’ Robin fame, Otis Day and the Knights, and Jimmie Rodgers of Country and Western fame. Alvon sought out, and learned, at the feet of many icons of the blues, including: John Lee Hooker, Pee Wee Crayton, Little Joe Blue, Harmonica Fats, Sonny Green, Frankie Lee, Guitar Shorty, Lowell Folsom, and Buddy Ace.

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