King Johnson 12/28Thursday, December 28 2017 6:00pm Doors / 8:00PM Start
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at City Winery Atlanta
King Johnson brings you funky roots music from Atlanta, GA. The band’s organic mix of New Orleans funk, blues, jazz, latin and rock styles make for a unique sound often hard to categorize. Crowds of all ages love the butt-shakin’ grooves, catchy songs and extended improvisations of King Johnson. Voted Atlanta’s best band in the “blues” category for half of a decade, King Johnson is praised by the Creative Loafing Magazine for “incorporating hook-heavy writing and facile playing with New Orleans brass funk and jazz.” It’s swampy, greasy, jazzy, spontaneous, loose and tight all at the same time.
Since releasing their first CD Cats & Dogs in 1995, the band has toured throughout the Southeast, playing clubs, colleges, theaters and festivals. They’ve shared stages with the funkyMeters, Tinsley Ellis, Toni Price, Derek Trucks, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Government Mule, Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.), Blueground Undergrass, Jimmy Vaughan, Bernie Worrell, Delbert McClinton, Chubby Carrier, Johnny Winter, Francine Reed, Medeski Martin & Wood, Dr. John, Tommy Malone, Merl Saunders, Carl Weathersby, Mofro, Mothers Finest, Doogie Phi, Morris Day & The Time, and most recently, Delta Moon. All four CDs, Cat’s & Dogs, the self-titled King Johnson, Luck So Strange and the newest, Hot Fish Laundry Mat, have received airplay.