LJK's new CD, "Odds & Ends... Live" should be available in Spring 2012. It will include various live performances from recently and years past. We'll keep y'all updated...
LJK was recently awarded the Nashville Blues Award for Best Specialty Instrumentalist of the Year for his cigar box guitar work.
LJK's "Good Woman Blues" featuring Blue Mother Tupelo was chosen to be on the Moozone 2009 "Best of Indies" college compilation CD that will be sent to over 300 college radio stations in the USA, Canada and the UK in September, 2009. Also, LJK's "Cigar Box Blues" was chosen as a selection for the "Goin' Back Home" compilation CD that will be available for retail.
LJK and Fanny's House of Music have reached an agreement to carry for retail LJK hand made cigar box guitars. Fanny's House of Music is a unique shop, carrying vintage clothing and rare and unusual musical instruments. They are located at 1101 Holly Street in historic East Nashville, Nashville TN.
LJK's new CD, "Bring Me A Little Water" is now available on iTunes, amongst other download sites.
LJK's new CD, "Bring Me A Little Water", is now available. You can go to the "Music" page and hear it, or to the "Store" page or Homepage to buy it. Digital downloads will be available soon.
The process has begun on the new CD, "Bring Me A' Little Water"!! Nine songs are in the can, recorded at Nashville's Little Hollywood Studio, with another six songs in the planning stages. We're shooting for a May/June release date. Once again, we'll keep y'all posted!
Just a little note to let everybody know that the new CD, "Bring Me A Little Water" is in the downhill side of the planning stage. Hopefully studio time will be booked for January, 2008, and we're looking for a Spring 2008 release. We'll keep y'all posted!!
LJK will be at the 1st annual Booze'n'Blues Festival at Club Ebony in Indianola, MS on Friday, 7/20. This is a four day event that will draw roots & blues artists from around the world. LJK's set will begin at 1:45 PM.
The times have been set for the annual Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS. LJK will be playing at the Yazoo Street Stage at 10:00 AM on Saturday, 4/14/2007. If y'all are in the area, be sure to stop by, take a listen, and shout out "Hey!!".
The times have been set for the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival in Helena, AR. The festival runs from Thursday, 10/05 through Saturday, 10/07. LJK will play at 6:00 pm on Friday, 10/06 at the Thad Kelly Acoustic Stage. Hope to see y'all there!!
Just a reminder, LJK will be playing at the Great Atlanta Blues & Music Festival on Saturday, 7/22 at 2:00 PM on the Waterfall Stage, at the corner of Peachtree & Auburn. It'd be great to see y'all there!!
On Saturday, May 6th, LJK will be the featured artist on Whole Wheat Radio. Based out of Alaska, WWR is one of the most popular online radio stations, catering to the indie artist. You can listen at www.wholewheatradio.org.
The times have been set for the 3rd annual Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS on Saturday, April 22. LJK will be at the Yazoo Street Stage at 10:00 am. Also, local friends and favorites Elam McKnight will be at the Issaquena Avenue/New Roxy Stage at 11:00 am, and Blue Mother Tupelo will be at the Yazoo Street Stage at 2:00 pm. Plenty of other fine blues artists will be playing that day, including The Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Side St. Reny, Lightin' Malcolm, and many, many more. Be sure to stop by and shout out "Hey!". You can check it out at www.jukejointfestival.com.
LJK has been selected as a featured artist on the leading Indie website, www.indie-music.com. You can check out Jennifer Layton's review at http://www.indie-music.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4572. Or, you can see it on the Press page right here.
Thanks to all who voted in the 2005 MCBS Bluesey Awards. LJK won the 2005 Other Instrumentalist of the Year Award. Thanks again!!
LJK has been nominated for 3 MCBS Bluesey Awards. The nominated catagories are Acoustic Blues Act of the Year, Other Instrumentalist of the Year, and the CD "Acoustic Alley Blues" was nominated for Blues CD of the Year. LJK will be performing at the Bluesey Awards Celebration at 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 4th at the Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar in Printer's Alley in Nashville.
LJK's "Yonder Come The Blues" debuted at #1 on indie-music.com's Blues Chart playlist, and #6 overall. You can check it out at www.indie-music.com.
Well, as thought, a great time was had by all at the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival in Helena, AR. The crowd wasn't as large as we had hoped for at the Delta Cultural Center Stage, but they were enthusiastic, none the less. One of the highlights of the weekend was meeting a duo from Wichita, KS - Moreland & Arbuckle. Aaron Moreland & Dustin Arbuckle are the real thing - Aaron's slide work and Dustin's harp and vocals are stuff legends are made of. If you ever get a chance to check them out, it would really be worth your while. Their CD, "Caney River Blues", is exceptional! Check them out at www.kingsnakesblues.com. It was a great experience sharing a set with them on Cherry Street. Another highlight was the Friday night performance of Nashville's own Melissa Sigler. With Shannon "Shan de Bayou" Williford on harp, Melissa showed why she gets rave reviews whenever she plays. Good stuff. Also, running into good friend from Paducah, KY, Lew Jetton, was a nice surprise. Wish he would've been playing, though. He and his band, 61 South, throw down some southern fried Chicago blues like you wouldn't believe! And Colorado's John-Alex Mason is as nice a fellow as he is a great acoustic blues guitarist! There are some shots from the festival on the Photos page - be sure to check them out!
The former King Biscuit Blues Festival has changed its name to The Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival. Everything will stay the same, except the name. Little Johnny will be performing at the Emerging Artist Stage on Friday, 10/7 at 3:00 PM, and the Thad Kelly Park Stage on Saturday, 10/08 (time TBA).
All profits of Little Johnny's CDs sold on cdbaby.com will be going to the Red Cross' Katrina fund. So, if you don't have each of Little Johnny's CDs, now would be a good time to order. They can be found on the "Store" link.
Little Johnny will be playing on the Emerging Artist stage at the King Biscuit Blues Festival on Friday, 10/07 at 3:00 PM. He'll also be playing on the King Biscuit Street Stage on Saturday, 10/08, time TBA.
Little Johnny is scheduled to play at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR on Friday, 10/07/2005. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, "The Biscuit" is one of the most reknown blues festivals in the country. Sponsored by The Sonny Boy Blues Society, the festival draws performers and crowds from all over the country.
Just a reminder that on Thursday, 8/18, Bridgestone Dancin' in the District presents Buddy Guy. It should be a great show, hope to see you there!!
Just a reminder that Little Johnny will be performing Friday, 7/08/2005 at the 28th annual Uncle Dave Macon Festival in Murfreesboro, TN. The acoustic blues set should begin sometime between 8:00 & 9:00 PM.
The "Acoustic Alley Blues" CD is now available at CD Baby. You can check it out in the Store section of the website. You can also hear samples in the Music section. I hope you enjoy it!!
Well, the audio is finished, the artwork is finished (thanks Mark Fleming for an incredible job!) and it's at the duplicator now. Hopefully I'll have the finished product in hand by this weekend. Anyone local to Nashville, just drop me an email and I'll get one to you. Out-of-towners, it'll be on cdbaby.com in a week or two. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Well, the new CD, "Acoustic Alley Blues", was recorded last week and mixed and mastered yesterday. All that's left now is the artwork and duplication, so we're still shooting for late May. I really, really like this CD, I hope you will, too. Danny Ramsey at Little Hollywood Studio did a fantastic job producing and engineering it. And the additional vocals of Micol Davis on two songs is a heaven-send. Bless you both. It's always good to leave it in the hands of the pros! The Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS was a huge success. The weather was great, the crowds were there, and there was more downhome blues than you could imagine! Besides the fact that I got to play two sets on Saturday (Cat Head Back Porch Stage & Yazoo Street Stage), I had a chance to hear some of my favorite North Mississippi artists. But, with anywhere from 4 to 6 stages going on at one time, it was hard to catch everybody. Local Nashville buds Elam McKnight and Keith Carter knocked 'em out at Ground Zero Blues Club, while everywhere that North MS favorite Jimbo Mathus played, the crowds were sure to follow. If you didn't get a chance to make it this year, try to make plans for next year's fest. It'll be worth your while! I'll have some photos from the festival on the website in a week or two. Special thanks to Roger Stolle, Bill Talbot, and the countless others who help make this year's Juke Joint Festival a success!
The times have been set for the annual Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS on Saturday, 4/16/2005. Little Johnny will be at the Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art stage at 11:00 am, and at the Yazoo Avenue stage at 4:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
Little Johnny has been booked to play at the Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art stage and the Yazoo Avenue stage at the annual Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS on Saturday, 4/16/2005. To all of our north Mississippi friends, be sure to stop by and say "Hi"!
The studio dates have been booked for mid-April for work on the new "Acoustic Alley Blues" CD. Really looking forward to the new CD, hopefully everyone will enjoy it! Also, there's a new feature in the Store section of the website. Now available - LJK and ANJrecord logo merchandise! Go ahead, take a look, you know you want to!
Little Johnny will be going back in to the studio shortly to begin work on his new CD "Acoustic Alley Blues". Besides the self-penned tunes, LJK will be covering some old standard blues numbers, along with tapping the incredible songwriting skills of two of the Boston area's most talented talents, Lisa Bastoni & lloyd Thayer. The new CD will be a blend of blues and folk, all solo with guitar, dobro and banjo. Updates will follow.
For the week of 10/07/2004, Little Johnny's live version of "Good Woman Blues" was one of the top ten requested songs on Alaska's own www.WholeWheatRadio.com
For the week of 9/06/2004, Little Johnny's "Joe's Blues" was one of the top ten requested songs on Alaska's own www.wholewheatradio.com
For the week of 6/28/2004, Little Johnny's cover of Jimmy Reed's "Baby What You Want Me To Do" was one of the top ten requested songs on Alaska's own www.wholewheatradio.com.
On Monday, 6/21/2004, Little Johnny will be the featured artist on bluesfestradio.com. This will include a live interview at 1:00 PM (CDT) that will last around 30 minutes. Listen in at www.bluesfestradio.com.