836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon
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Slide guitarist Dennis Johnson is one of the elite slide guitar players performing today. Drawing comparisons to slide guitarists Robert Johnson and Roy Rogers, Dennis Johnson masterfully elevates the art of slide guitar across many genres of music including Roots, Americana, New Orleans, Blues, Rock, and Swing.Johnson and his band, The Mississippi Ramblers, deliver stirring live performances that move audiences and get people dancing!
The international press has referred to him as a "Master Slide Guitarist." Roots Magazine (Belgium); The Blues Report (US); Blues Magazine (Netherlands). BBC Radio Show host Paul Jones exclaimed "Absolutely superb guitar playing!" Blues Bytes Magazine refers to Dennis as "one of the best slide guitarists!"
Dennis and his band, The Mississippi Ramblers, deliver an electrifying live show has been called "A Must See!" Modesto View Magazine. The band brings audiences to their feet at festivals, theaters, and concert series. Dennis' recent album "Slide Avenue" featured standout collaborations with violin virtuoso Joe Craven and acclaimed Nashville sax player Sam Levine. Slide Avenue received the honor of Top 10 Album of 2014 in Blues Matters Magazine (UK) and Folk Roots Radio (Canada).
Numerous songs from the album rose to the top of the roots charts including:
#1 Songs on the UK Roots Music Report Charts (The Wind Is Howlin, Back On My Feet) and the #6 Song on the US Roots Music Report Charts (Swingin At The Savoy).
Slide Avenue was the #2 Album on the UK Roots Music Report Charts for five consecutive weeks.
Dennis Johnson's new album will be released in 2017. The album will feature new slide guitar innovations. A tour will accompany the new album.
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