Welcome back my fellow Blues lovers! I am featuring here some photos from the Robert Johnson 100th Birthday Celebration which took place -May 4, 2011 at the BB King Blues Club in New York. Instead of a full-blown high volume affair this was a much quieter event. Three different players came out with acoustic guitars [...]
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The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation was founded in 2005 by Claud Johnson, the son of Robert Johnson. As the centennial year of Robert Johnson’s birth presses on, the foundation continues to explore and expand the relevancy of the man whose music and myth has inspired “a million dreams.”* In part 1 of our American Blues News [...]
“The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation is dedicated to preserving the music and memory of Robert Johnson through the provision of art education, competitions and scholarship.” -Mission Statement, RJBF With guiding principles that include “preventing high school drop outs through educational and art immersion programs” and bringing about “community change in the most efficient way possible [...]
Born in 1911, Robert Johnson created a legacy in 27 short years that continues to reverberate 100 years later. American Blues News has gathered words of tribute from the musicians who humbly lay their axe at the base of this deeply rooted tree… “Robert Johnson is the TRUTH…and the truth stands the test [...]
“His music was current with the technology of his time as it must be today to be vibrant and viable. We don’t abandon the tradition. We stand on the shoulders of those who come before us – proudly- and we honor them by doing so.”