Blues… It’s roots go back to the Mississippi Delta. It has told the stories of heartache as well as life’s pleasure and pain. It’s notes forged from the soul. It’s music has been grinded out of beat up acoustic guitars on front porches on hot southern nights and burned out of electric guitars, piano’s and blues harps in dark juke joints from St. Louis To Chicago. But on today’s show we’re goin’ to Baton Rouge, LA to sit down and talk to a modern bluesman who won Guitar Center's 2011 "King Of The Blues" competition, Jonathon "Boogie" Long. In an interview that runs almost one hour we'll dig into Boogie's story of how his life has been shaped by the blues and has recently come to be one of the hottest young blues players in the South. We'll also feature 3 cut's off of his soon to be released, self-titled album, Jonathon "Boogie" Long and The Blues Revolution.
The tracks we will be featuring are:
The interview was recorded in early summer of 2012 shortly after the Baton Rouge Blues Festival.
We welcome you to join us for an interesting interview with a very dedicated and talented guitarist & vocalist and some great blues music.
You can find out more about Jonathon "Boogie" Long at: http://jonathonboogielong.com/
Some great upcoming dates to catch Boogie performing at are:
Live After 5 - Downtown Baton Rouge - 9/21/2012
Homegrown Harvest Music and Arts Festival - New Orleans - 9/23/2012 5:15pm
Knuckleheads - Kansas City, Missouri - 9/28/2012
Jammin in JC Blues Fest - Junction City, Kansas - 9/29/2012
Sunday in the Park - Downtown Baton Rouge 11/4/2012