Hi folks, it’s great to be back in California after a four week trip that started with the Monsteras Festival in Sweden, then went on to some Midwest dates with some great players like Quique Gomez, Jim Liban, Johnny B Gayden and many others. The cherry on top was playing the Chicago Blues Fest on three shows, with Taildragger, Mary Lane and Eddie Taylor Jr. I had a lot of good times at the Fest with my old and new friends like hanging out with the young guitarist pictured above! (Shot by Roman Sobus) And I’m still feeling good from the Reggie’s Chicago Blues Fest Afterparty w Kid Andersen, Rip Lee Pryor, Rick Kreher, and Quique– thank you to all the loyal blues lovers who came! Next year, we’ll do it again with a new all star cast but we will be in a venue with AC lol.
For the rest of June and July I’ll be playing local dates around the Bay with great players like Andy Santana, Aki Kumar, Sid Morris, Freddie Roulette and many more. I’ll be at the Calgary Blues Festival on Aug 6 (with Toronto blues artist Sugar Brown aka Ken Kawashima)– I haven’t played in Calgary since the King Eddie with Sam Lay back in 96 or so! The next weekend, Aug 10-13, I’m at the Bayfront Blues Fest in Duluth MN and some connected Midwest club dates. From September 6-20 I’ll be on tour on the East Coast, with dates in CT, RI and NY and more TBA. Stay tuned for more details or message me for a house party if you’d like– I manage to squeeze one or two in on every tour and they are a blast. See you on the road!
Neoprene Fedora, my latest CD, is OUT and currently available on CD Baby and at my shows. It’s 20 seconds short of having to be a double CD and is chock full of original tunes and great guest appearances as well. It was recorded on Jan 8 and Jan 30 at Greaseland studios, and features Kid Andersen on guitar, keyboards, baritone guitar and even some bass; Aki Kumar on harp and percussion; Bob Welsh on guitar and piano; June Core and Stephen Dougherty on drums; Vance Ehlers and Chris Matheos on bass; Nancy Wright on sax; Billy Wilson on rub board, and Steve Willis on accordion.
Thanks goes to Andy Hugh’s recent article in the South Bend Tribune: http://www.southbendtribune.com/entertainment/inthebend/music/surf-s-up-for-rockin-johnny-burgin/article_7cf30768-d7e8-5ce3-82c5-0dc40338c09d.html
B-man’s Bues Report just published an interview with me: http://www.bmansbluesreport.com/2017/02/interview-with-dynamic-rockin-johnny.html— hope you enjoy it and thank you B-man!
And here’s another new review of Neoprene Fedora from Chicago Blues Guide: http://chicagobluesguide.com/reviews/cd-reviews/rockin-johnny-cd/rockin-johnny-neoprene-fedora-page.html