Johnny Burgin
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    Johnny Burgin had a bang-up year in '23, with a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Traditional Blues Artist and over 200 shows in Europe, Mexico, Japan and coast to coast in the US. Johnny grew up in Mississippi and went to University of Chicago at 18, but ended up attending "blues university". Johnny met a DJ on the college radio station who took him to see the Howlin' Wolf style singer Tail Dragger on the West Side of Chicago. Tail Dragger took Johnny under his wing and gave him his first professional gigs, and from there Johnny learned quickly and went on to tour and record with blues legends such as Pinetop Perkins, Sam Lay, Billy Boy Arnold, Paul DeLay, Johnny Sansone and more.  Johnny's a Delmark and Vizztone recording artist with 10 CDs to his credit, including "Johnny Burgin Live" featuring Charlie Musselwhite, and "No Border Blues: Japan," a look at the underground Japanese blues scene.  Johnny's YouTube guitar lessons, which often delve into the lesser-known blues masters-- have found a loyal and growing audience.  Despite his hectic tour schedule, he still manages to posts every Monday!  Johnny's looking forward to returning to Clarksdale MS this summer to teach at the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Blues Workshop alongside fellow instructors Bob Margolin, Billy Branch and Bob Stroger.     

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    Johnny Burgin posted the blog post New CD Ramblin From Coast to Coast

    My latest CD is out on the Danish label Straight Shooter.  It features great guitarists Jad Tariq and Dylan Bishop, my long-time bassman Chris Matheos (noted Mel Bay author), and recording artists John Blues Boyd, Hanna PK,......Read more
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