Sunday March 7, – Hotel Congress Outdoor Patio. Starts at 4. $10
Once you’ve seen Johnny Rawls you’ll see him every chance you get! From Purvis, MS,(near Hattiesburg) he was brought up around the Delta Blues. For years he was the band director for soul singer O.V. Wright, and toured nationally with O.V.
The Blues Music Awards (and its predecessor, the W.C. Handy Awards) frequently recognize Johnny’s work. To date, ten of Johnny’s albums have been nominated for Soul Blues Album of the Year, with “I’m Still Around” winning in 2019 and “Ace of Spades” winning in 2010. Johnny has been nominated for Soul Blues Male Artist eleven times, and received one nomination for Song of the Year. Roots Music Report declared Johnny’s 2017 release, “Waiting for the Train,” one of the top 50 blues albums of the year. Johnny also has multiple nominations/awards from Blues Blast Magazine and Living Blues Magazine.