First Friday at Global Fayre……presenting John Long!
We’re really fortunate to have John Long join us for February’s First Friday Art Walk.
John Long was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1950 & was first exposed to the music he’d make his life’s work not long after. By the late 1950s John was absorbing the sounds of Homesick and Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Buster Brown, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Junior Parker, and all the rest of the R&B and jump blues of the day, & working on recreating those sounds with his own guitar.
On Lost & Found, his debut album on Delta Groove Records, John Long stunningly re-created the sound of a pre-war country blues player, right down to the little Tommy Johnson-like upward vocal swoops he takes at the end of phrases.
Where: Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
When: Feb 5th, 6pm onwards
Admission: Free (donations welcome, all proceeds will go to the Global Fayre Kiva Loan Fund)
For more information about the First Friday Art Walk, go to http://www.ffaw.org
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