From the road: Johnny rocked the Inter-Media Art Center in Huntington, New York, on Saturday night (11/3), and now gets to enjoy a few days off before picking things up on Wednesday at the North Theatre in Danville, Virginia. Johnny will then hit the Handlebar in Greenville, South Carolina (11/8); Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta (11/9); the Roundhouse Blues & BBQ Festival in Savannah, Georgia (11/10); and The Pour House in Charleston, South Carolina (11/11).
Above Huntington photo courtesy of our friend Neil Calandra. (Thanks, Neil!) And for more of Johnny’s upcoming tour dates, click here.
Crossroads DVD: Readers of this space know that Johnny had a blast in late July when he took the stage at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in suburban Chicago, delivering a scorching reading of “Highway 61 Revisited” alongside the Derek Trucks Band. That performance, as well as Johnny’s participation in the all-star jam finale, can be found on Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 from Chicago, due November 20 from Rhino.
Got live blues? Two of Johnny’s recent releases have recently gained some traction on the Billboard Blues Chart. Of course, we’re talking about the new Live Bootleg Series, Vol. I, which finds Johnny opening up his personal vaults for the first time ever, and Breakin’ It Up, Breakin’ It Down, which captures Johnny on stage in the late 1970s with blues icons Muddy Waters and James Cotton.
And for some really incredible shots of a 25-year-old Johnny (taken in 1969), click here.
See you on the road!