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Alvon

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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: September 9    

Alvon Johnson: 2005 Guitar Player of the Year, Former vocalist with the Rock and Roll Hall of fame group “The Coasters”, Regional winner of the Guitar Centers “King of the Blues” national contest in 2006 and 2007, his CD “The Blues Grew up was nominated for Outstanding Blues Album 2004 and Voted in top ten CD in Japan in 2005. His latest CD Guitars and Cars was voted in top ten CD’s of 2008 by the prestigious Blues magazine “Real Blues ”.
His early influences were Guitar players such as Wes Montgomery, Andre Segovia, Charlie Christian, and of course Jimi Hendrix...
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His self titled CD was spoken of and described as: This month was Muddy Waters Month on “Blues Edition” which is a radio program I host on Saturday nights in the Chicago area. This week's show was dedicated to Muddy's legacy - covers of Muddy's songs etc. Well the listening audience was unanimous that Alvon's version of “Hoochie Coochie Man” was spectacular. It is a cutting edge rendition which holds its own with Muddy's original which is, of course, one of the top ten blues recordings of all time. Chicago is drenched in blues talent (we're proud of it too) and Alvon can go head to head with the best around here. Greg Freerksen, host “Blues Edition” Public Radio from College of DuPage, 90.9 FM WDCB, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 7-9 pm Saturdays.

His second CD was spoken of and described as: If there ever was a blues album that could change the face of every blues album to come, it's got to be this one. Alvon delivers the blues in a smooth, exciting, and energetic fashion. The thing that I liked most about this album was that everyone on it seemed like that were having a great time playing the music. This is real blues with a touch of flavor. I loved every single song on this album. The lyrics where great, the guitars where smokin', and the feeling was oh so right! I like to feel the music, and there wasn't a problem at all with the feeling being presented on this album. It's too bad I can't hear blues like this more often. I am truly honored to review this music. The Blues may have grown up, but it's still as good as it's ever been. Alvon shows that here with every note and every word. - Michael Allison - THEGLOBALMUSE.COM Song Pick: “Heaven” - (This is just great blues guitar baby) Sound Quality: Five Stars Production: Five Stars Musicianship: Five Stars: Originality: Four Stars Over All: Five Star Review of Alvon “The Blues Grew Up” AVJ2

Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
Vallejo, CA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

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