FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Authentic country bluesman John Long returns to Santa Barbara!
On Saturday, May 18, highly praised country bluesman John Long returns after a hiatus of 7 years, to play for the Santa Barbara Blues Society.
Mentored by legendary bluesman Homesick James, John Long plays a style of pre-war country blues that reveals the origins of current acoustic and electric blues genres. His music pays tribute to James and other of his major influences such as Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Reed. His last album, "Lost & Found," was nominated for Acoustic Album of the Year by the Blues Foundation. Long lives in St. Louis and rarely travels, so this is a golden opportunity to see him perform his magic on guitar and vocals in an intimate setting.
Johnny is the 'Real Thing!'
The show will be a brunch from noon to 4 PM at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club at 1221 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. Food and drink will be available. Admission is $15, and only $10 for SBBS members.
For further information, go to www.SBBlues.org, or leave a message at (805) 722-8155.