Chenoa Library is pleased to present Rockin’ Johnny Burgin as part of our summer reading events. Our children and also adults are invited to hear Johnny perform on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 at the Chenoa Methodist Church fellowship hall. This is a free event. Johnny will bring some of his CDs to sell for those who want a souvenir.
We hear that Johnny is great with children. We are so excited to have him. More about Johnny –
Guitarist Johnny Burgin came to Chicago from South Carolina to attend the University of Chicago, and earned the name “Rockin’ Johnny” as a DJ at the college radio station WHPK. Rockin’ Johnny began playing in the ghetto clubs of Chicago’s West Side with blues singer Taildragger, and then began touring nationally as a sideman with former Howlin’ Wolf drummer Sam Lay and blues piano legend Pinetop Perkins.
After learning from the masters, he put his own band together. Their original, energetic approach soon made them a strong local draw week after week and year after year, bringing in blues afficianadoes, every musician in town, and a younger crowd that normally didn’t go to hear blues bands (from rockinjohnnyband.com).