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Blues Weekender : Bruce Mississippi Johnson

24th June / 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Book Tickets (Seated Only)

 

A SOULFUL NIGHT OF BLUESY AND FUNKY GROOVE  

2017 LIVING BLUES AWARDEE BRUCE MISSISSIPPI JOHNSON IS BRINGING HIS UNIQUE BRAND OF CONTEMPORARY BLUES SOUL MUSIC TO TOULOUSE LAUTREC JAZZ CLUB. ACCOMPANIED BY AN A LIST OF SOME OF LONDON’S FINEST, JOHNSON WHOSE EXPRESSIVE BASS-BARITONE VOCALS HAS CAPTIVATED AUDIENCES THE WORLD OVER WILL BE PERFORMING HIS DEBUT ALBUM ‘THE DEAL BABY’ PLUS SONGS FROM SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE BLUES AND SOUL ARTISTS.

BRUCE LESTER JOHNSON – VOCALS

ANDREW ROSS – SAX

PAT WEST – GUITAR

KARL HUDSON – PIANO

CARL STANBRIDGE – BASS

RUSS PARKER – DRUMS

 

BORN IN MISSISSIPPI, THE HEART OF THE MUSICALLY FERTILE AREA THAT IS AMERICA’S ‘DEEP SOUTH’, BRUCE JOHNSON IS A MAN WHO WAS BORN TO SING. AS A CHILD IN HIS GRANDFATHER’S CHURCH, AND LATER, IN THE COMPANY OF HIS FATHER’S RECORD COLLECTION, HE GOT THE KIND OF MUSICAL EDUCATION MOST FOLKS CAN ONLY DREAM ABOUT. LISTENING TO SOULFUL VOICES LIKE AL GREEN, HIS COUSIN JACKIE WILSON, LOU RAWLS AND GIL SCOTT HERON, BRUCE DISCOVERED HE COULD SING.

IT’S AN IMPRESSIVE , LONG BREWING INTRODUCTION TO A FINE DRAMATIC STORYTELLER IN THE BOBBY BLAND SOUL BLUES TRADITION WITH 70’S INFLUENCES” 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

THIS IS 21ST CENTURY BLUES INCARNATE; SOULFUL, FUNKY, ERUDITE AND EXTREMELY LYRICAL.”

ROY BAINTON, BLUES MATTERS

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Date:
24th June
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8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Venue

Jazz Club