2011 Guitar Center "King of the Blues" Baton Rouge, LA www.jonathonboogielong.com
From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon “Boogie” Long was born with the blues coursing through his veins. Brought up in a Southern Baptist community, he first picked up the guitar at the age of six, teaching himself old gospel songs. Years later, a teenage Long found himself playing weekly gigs at blues clubs and events around town. At fourteen, he left school to lay down his roots touring with local legends Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor from 2003 to 2005. Additionally, he has toured with Chris Duarte, Kenny Wayne and Tyree Neal on the Chitlin’ Circuit. Boogie has shared the stage with standout musicians such as Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Monte Montgomery, Ellis Hall, Kenny Neal, Larry Garner, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal, and Lou Marini of the Blues Brothers Band.
In 2011, Boogie Long was crowned Guitar Center’s “King of the Blues” from a field of over 4,000 contestants, in the competition for #1 Unsigned Blues Guitarist in America (bit.ly/o013s6). Soon after, Boogie was sought out to film 2013’s “Boogie Blues Magic,” an instructional three-DVD set on which he shares his original tricks for learning fundamental blues styles (www.boogiebluesmagic.com). On another recent project, Boogie co-starred in the independent film, “We Be Kings,” a fictional story about an elderly couple that owns a juke joint in the Mississippi Delta.
Boogie currently fronts his own blues/soul trio, The Blues Revolution. His soul- stomping vocals and monster guitar shredding, paired with bluesy songwriting chops make his powerhouse performances a “must see.” In April 2013, Boogie was tapped by B.B. King to support his four week tour. Also, he was given a prime slot at the New Orleans Jazz Fest Blues Stage! Quickly ascending from Baton Rouge to the main stage, Boogie Long is on track with his lifetime goal of championing blues music and its roots. His debut record was released in April of 2013.
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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the Blues Tent Sunday at Noon, then it's off to Mid-City Lanes Rock n Bowl opening for Sonny Landreth- Official and Tab Benoit 8:30pm; Come on down to New Orleans, Louisiana for a day of music, fellowship, and fun
Thursday May 4th we will be playing the Downtown River Jam in Monroe, Louisiana; The awesome Joshua Love Band will be opening the show up; Come on down and bring the family for a night of fun and music!!!!!!!
Acoustic show tonight at the Renaissance Hotel on Bluebonnet 7-10pm
Lava Cantina Perkins Rowe tonight 9pm-12
Ok my friends, the North East dates are June 23rd at Paulie's New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival in Worcester, MA, we will be headlining Friday nights show, then on June 24th we will be at the legendary Nectar's in Burlington, Vermont....Mark it on your calendars and come on out!!!!!!!
This weekend Friday night we will be at Happy's Downtown from 5-9pm and Saturday at Lava Cantina Perkins Rowe 9-midnight; Come on out and have a good time with us
I'm coming to Worcester, Massachusetts and Vermont at the end of June; Just wanted to let my North East friends know I'm coming up for a couple of shows; Will announce the venues soon, stay tuned!!!!!!!