Blues After Hours Tribute to Mai Cramer
June 15, 2013
7th Annual Concert in honor of Mai Cramer
LUTHER “GUITAR JR.” JOHNSON
How cool is it to be born in Itta Bena, Mississippi! As a teenager Luther Johnson moved with his family to Chicago where he backed mythic bluesman Magic Sam. From 1972 to 1980, he toured with Muddy Waters. Luther often opened the show, exposing fans to Chicago’s West Side blues style with flair and intensity. Luther, who won a Grammy in 1985, was given the nickname “Guitar Jr.” to avoid confusion with bluesman Luther “Snake” Johnson.
Growing up in L.A. in the 1960s, Debbie Davies found being a female guitar player meant only one thing — acoustic guitar — and that electric guitars were for boys only. But when she heard the British blues-rock bands, particularly the electric guitar of Eric Clapton with Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, she became completely captivated. She’s paid her blues dues, touring with Albert Collins and other artists. Since 1993, she has recorded 11 CDs under her own name.
... and more artists announced soon!
All proceeds after expenses to benefit Compassionate Care ALS