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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Playing the Blues tonight at Phil Brady's Bar with JO Monk and Shedrick Nellon 9pm; Get out there and have a good time with us
Phil Brady's Friday night 9pm with Shedrick Nellon and Joe Monk; Come on down and boogie
Glad to be home from a great festival in Yuma,AZ.....Gonna get some rest and I'm looking forward to playing a little around my hometown this week
Looking forward to rockin' in the Blues tent again at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017
Looking forward to Yuma Boogie, Brews & Blues Festival next weekend in Yuma, Arizona.....Guitarmageddon in the desert, gonna be a good time!!!!!!
Got some cool shows to announce; More local dates to come soon:
February 18th: Yuma Boogie, Brews, & Blues Festival, Yuma, Arizona
April 7th: French Quarter Fest,House of Blues Voodoo Garden
April 8th: Baton Rouge Blues Festival
May 7th: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival