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Deacon John Moore

The guitar riffs of Deacon John Moore can be heard on literally hundreds of those historic New Orleans recordings that produced so many R&B and rock & roll hits of the ‘50s and early ‘60s.

Moore was one of thirteen children reared in a musical family. He began his career singing in his church choir. After purchasing a pawn shop guitar he fell under the influence of Roy Montrell, Justin Adams, and George Davis. Davis and Deacon John can be heard trading guitar licks on Robert Parker’s “Barefootin’”.

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”It's hard to be an overnight sensation when you've been in the business for 40 years. But Big Easy Entertainer of the Year bandleader/guitarist/vocalist Deacon John Moore, long one of New Orleans' best-kept secrets, is a national story since the release last year of the CD/DVD Deacon John's Jump Blues and the forthcoming documentary film covering his life and times.”

John Swenson Gambit Weekly,New Orleans

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