Thursday, March 18, 2010

Long John Hunter

It is my pleasure to have been given the honor, and I
do mean honor to do some promo/booking work for
Texas Bluesman Long John Hunter. As a fan/musician
it's a great opportunity to give back.
I first heard him on the Alligator Records website jukebox. Then, I noticed that he would be performing in a nearby town. I didn't live here in Chico then. A life-long friend owns a CD store, and being one their best customers, and a Blues lover, his store began to do alot
of business with Alligator. A few phone calls by my friend and he wrangled us VIP passes to see LJH.
We were standing in front of the venue when LJH pulled up. We stood there amazed as he flawlessly paralell parked a Class C motor home and the trailer he towed carrying the bands equipment. ON THE FIRST TRY!!! The door came open, and out he came with a grand smile. It is not an exageration to say he is one of the most pleasant people I have ever met. My friend had acquired a stack of promo posters from Alligator that he wanted signed, as well as CD's. LJH signed every single one with a smile, and talking to us while he was signing this crap we brought. Then we got out of his way so he could get to work.
I have to say this..... aand I mean every word of it, that was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Yes sir, and I have seen some of the best. He has fun man . Go see him if you get the chance, you will get a great show by a great Blues entertainer.

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