Johnny Burgin @Rotationen, Holbaek, DENMARK

Johnny Burgin

Rotationen

Mar. 23rd, 2023

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Rotationen

4300 Holbæk, Holbæk, Denmark

Mar. 23rd, 2023

8:00 PM

BLUES EXPLOSION

DRY23MARBLUES EXPLOSIONSITTING CONCERT AT SIDESPORET20:00ROTATIONEN , Havnegade 3, 4300 Holbæk

INFO

We have brought the American Chicago-blues guitarist and singer Rockin’ Johnny Burgin across the pond for a tour in Denmark.
The evening offers a versatile and very varied blues program. A blast of a concert!

Experience Peter Nande solo with his harmonica, Sahra Da Silva duo with Christian “Chris Copen” Bundgård, Johnny Burgin trio with Mikko Peltola and Niels Nello Mogensen, Nello in front of the whole band. And of course for about half of the evening the whole band is at full steam with Sahra Da Silva and Rockin’ Johnny in a beautiful duet.

BLUES EXPLOSION is:
ROCKIN’ JOHNNY BURGIN – (USA) (vocals, guitar)
Johnny Burgin is from Chicago where he, among others, Tail Dragger, Pinetop Perkins, Charlie Musselwhite and Sam Lay have followed the classic blues path through blues clubs worldwide with approximately 250 jobs a year. He is a raw and honest Chicago blues guitarist, an original, genuine singer and not least an excellent performer. This has taken him around the world until the pandemic put an end to it. But now he is back again and visiting Denmark and Finland this spring 2023. He has released 10 albums under his own name and his latest live album was nominated for Best Blues Live Recording 2019.

SAHRA DA SILVA (vocals)
Sahra da Silva from Copenhagen has been an established part of the Danish blues scene for more than a decade. She has performed with countless Danish soul and blues artists, and most recently with Blues Explosion back in 2020. Sahra Da Silva is, in the best sense of the word, a “real” diva and sings with convincing authority, regardless of whether the music’s engine is classic soul , raw Chicago blues or atmospheric gospel. She takes the stage! Sahra is current with the album #blueswoman (2020)

CHRISTIAN BUNDGÅRD / CHRIS COPEN (piano, vocals)
Christian belongs to the new young generation of Danish blues pianists. He has played with and been taught by, among others, Troels and also by Hans Knudsen and Esben Just. Furthermore, Christian is an excellent singer! Chris released in 2021 the highly praised album “I Got Hipped”

PETER NANDE (harp) is “Danish Blues Name of the Year 2007” and DMA Hoochie Coochie Man of the Year 2019. Peter is known as an outgoing and virtuoso harmonica player. For the past 20 years, he has worked closely with countless American and English blues artists such as Mud Morganfield, James Harman, Lazy Lester, Big Joe Louis, etc. In Denmark, he is part of Big Creek Slim Band, Blues Jamboree and the trio Lothar, Nande & Schack.

MIKKO PELTOLA (drums) is Finland’s leading blues drummer, but has just settled in Denmark. Together with his regular Finnish band Tomi Leino Trio, he has been the backing band for almost all American blues artists who have toured in Finland in the past 15 years. RJ Mischo, Marc Hummel, James Harman, Lazy Lester, Steve Guyger can be mentioned here. Most recently toured 1 month with Aki Kumar around India.

NIELS NELLO MOGENSEN (bass, vocals) started in 1980 in Denmark’s first punk band Lost Kids. He later joined Johnny Madsen in 1996. Nello has been a permanent part of Aarhus’ blues environment since the blues boom in the late 80s, i.a. with the trio Don’t Mess. Since 2014 in Grarup Allstars, which he helped to form. The band received the DMA award as Live Name of the Year 2019. At the latest in 2020, Nello broke out as lead singer and bandleader in his own Nello & The Helping Hand Blues Band. He has toured with American blues names such as Blues Lights with Barrelhouse Chuck, Ron Hacker and Hook Herrera.

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It is possible to buy a CONCERT MENU at Hotel Sidesporet.
The meal starts at 18.00 and takes place as Social Seating.
Price per person DKK 250

The door to dining opens at 5:30 p.m

TICKET TYPES
Tickets with dining are seats at numbered tables at the front of the room.
Tickets without dining are seats at numbered tables after tickets with dining.

CONCERT MENU Appetizer
:
Smoked salmon, topping and bread

Main course:
Braised Spoleben, seasonal vegetables, potato and sauce

LESS

TIME

(Thursday) 20:00

PLACE

THE ROTATION

Havnegade 3, 4300 Holbæk

TICKET

The doors to the concert open at 19.00. If the concert is not sold out, tickets can be bought at the door. Price DKK 300.

Guests who wish to sit together must book together.

PriceDKK 275.00 –DKK 525.00 PURCHASE

INFORMATION

DINING AT HOTEL SIDESPORET AT 18.00 (IF YOU HAVE BOUGHT A TICKET WITH DINING)

LEARN MORE

2023 BLUES MUSIC AWARD nominee for Best Traditional Blues Artist of the year!!!

artist

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I have so many blues fans, venues, djs, and supporters to thank.  I couldn’t do it without you, and I really look forward to seeing you out on the road this year.  Teaching at The Pinetop Perkins Foundation Workshop and at The Chicago Blues Network was good for the soul.  The West Coast Tour with Tail Dragger was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for blues junkies.  I got together with psychedelic stage lightning pioneer George Holden for San Francisco and Sacramento shows.  I recorded upcoming or current releases with Jimmy Burns, Ben LevinBob Corritore with Thornetta DavisJoel Astley as well working on MY next release– stay tuned!  A near-sold out show at The Skokie Theatre with The Johnny Burgin Blues Revue was a blast– and we will do it again!  Again– THANK YOU all so much!   

YOUTUBE/PATREON: In 2022, my YouTube channel grew a LOT, and to date I’ve posted almost 100 guitar lesson videos.  If you’re interested in artistst like Johnny Littlejohn, Byther Smith, Louisiana Red or Jimmy Dawkins, as of now I’ve done the only lessons about these types of blues artists on YouTube. It’s turned into a great community of blues lovers– thanks to all you guys!  You can support these unique, free weekly youtube lessons, as well as get an invite to my weekly Tuesday night group zoom class, by pledging at any level on my Patreon page.       JOIN ME ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johnnyburgin
 
UPCOMING SHOWS:
Jan. 13: Richmond, VA, The Camel
Jan. 15: Virginia Beach, VA, Froggie’s
Jan. 16: Greenville, SC Mac’s Speed Shop, Solo show
 Jan. 21: New Orleans, LA Bratz Y’all!  Duo with Thomas Walker harp/guitar
Jan 23-26: IBCs, Memphis, TN, just hangin.  See ya on Beale Street! 
Jan. 27: Memphis, TN, House Concert, RSVP to rjohnnyband@gmail.com  
Jan. 29: Birmingham, AL, Ranelli’s Deli & Cafe
Jan. 30: Pensacola, FL, Seville Quarter
Feb. 2: Harahan, LA, Seithers Seafood, Duo show
Feb. 3: Jackson, MS: Iron Horse Grill, Duo show
Feb. 18: Fayetteville, GA Olde Courthouse Tavern
Feb. 19: Fayetteville, GA, La Fayette’s Bon Temps, Duo with Marvelous Marvin
Feb. 20: Greenville, SC, Mac’s Speed Shop, Solo show
MARCH: ITALY/SWITZERLAND/NORWAY/DENMARK TOURFor more info  www.johnnyburgin.com  
Stay connected: Facebook Fan Page: Johnny Burgin Live 
Spotify: Johnny BurginRockin’ Johnny Burgin 
Twitter: @burginjohnny
Instagram: @johnnyburgin
Bandcamp Merch: https://johnnyburgin.bandcamp.com/

All the best for a successful ’23. 

“His guitar style is raw and rude and real– on the vocal side, a nice original style– he’s damn good!”

–Elvin Bishop

An adventurous musician who’s never shy about taking chances.

–Marty Gunther, Blues Blast

This veteran blues musician has been on a roll of late turning out one exceptional album after another.

–David Mac, Blues Junction

The well-traveled and prolific Chicago bluesman.. brings something different each time he issues a solo album.

–Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine

Johnny’s ego-free dedication to the music is refreshing. In a world where everyone wants to be a superstar, Johnny shines brightly. He is truly an old-school bluesman.

–Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue

Johnny Burgin

Johnny Burgin grew up in the South and went to University of Chicago with the intention of becoming a writer.  When a fellow DJ at the college radio station took him out to a West Side ghetto club to hear the blues singer Tail Dragger, it was a conversion moment.  The blues came to life for Johnny and he fell headfirst into the vibrant Chicago blues scene.  Choosing the blues clubs over the library, Johnny eagerly absorbed the lessons from the blues masters who practiced their craft nightly.  By persistence and practice, Johnny gained a spot in Tail Dragger’s band, and started gigging and recording with  traditional blues veterans like Sam Lay, Billy Boy Arnold, and Pinetop Perkins.   By the late 90s, Johnny was working regularly in Chicagoland blues clubs under his own name.  Johnny started a Monday night residency at The Smoke Daddy in Wicker Park, featuring vocalist Jimmy Burns.  The band featured other future blues notables who were also at beginning of their careers, such as Kenny Smith on drums and Martin Lang on harp, and they created quite a buzz.  They packed the club every Monday with a younger, hip crowd, as well as blues veterans stopping by to sit in such as Dave Meyers, Jesse Fortune, Barkin’ Bill, etc.  Their success led to a record deal with Delmark and the first of several European tours.

Johnny Burgin has produced ten CDs as a leader to his credit and dozens more as a sideman, from veterans like Johnny Sansone, Paul DeLay, Bob Corritore to up and comers like Aki Kumar and Ben Levin. Johnny’s developed from a young guitar slinger and local blues hero to a matured bluesman, fully fledged singer and the confident and engaging bandleader. In recent years, he has been teaching Chicago Blues Network and has developed a loyal following on Youtube for his weekly looks at the blues guitar greats. Johnny’s recordings have evolved from being very Chicago-centric, to a fusion of West Coast and Chicago styles, and finally, to a more inclusive, international approach. His latest CD, No Border Blues Japan, is the first American compilation of the underground Japanese blues scene. The success of this collaboration led Johnny and his partner, producer Stephanie Tice, to create and host the podcast No Border Blues, which focuses on the international blues scene.

Johnny Burgin performs over 200 shows a year in Europe, Japan and coast to coast in the US.  Johnny grew up in Mississippi and went to University of Chicago at 18, but ended up attending “blues university”.  Johnny met a DJ on the college radio station who took him to see the Howlin’ Wolf style singer Tail Dragger on the West Side of Chicago.  Tail Dragger took Johnny under his wing and gave him his first professional gigs, and from there Johnny learned quickly and went on to tour or gig with blues legends such as Pinetop Perkins, Sam Lay and Billy Boy Arnold.  He’s been praised by the Cascade Blues Association for his “stunning guitar playing– the pure Chicago styled sound”.

Johnny’s played on dozens of records as a sideman and as a leader, he’s released ten CDs on Delmark and Vizztone records.  His most recent efforts are Johnny Burgin Live, which features special guests Charlie Musselwhite, Nancy Wright and Rae Gordon and debuted at #3 on the Living Blues Blues Radio Chart.  No Border Blues: Japan came from Johnny’s many tours and long relationships in Japan and is the first American compilation of the underground Japanese blues scene.  Vintage Guitar stated: “Stellar fretwork, gloriously loose, earthy and immediate Chicago blues”.  He was nominated for a BMA for Best Traditional Blues CD of 2017 for Howlin’ at Greaseland, a Howlin’ Wolf tribute, and by Blast Blast for Best Live Release in 2020.

Featured guitarist/vocalist Marie Martens grew up in Sweden and is now based in Wisconsin. Audiences love her raucous slide guitar and soulful vocals, she released her debut CD “Travelled” in 2019.

“Stellar Guitar Playing”: Vintage Guitar

Website:  www.johnnyburgin.com  

Facebook Fan Page :  Johnny Burgin Live 

YouTube: JohnnyBurginBlues YouTube Channel

JOHNNY BURGIN – COAST TO COAST CHICAGO BLUES -LONGTIME DELMARK RECORDING ARTIST AMAZES HIS FANS, NEW AND OLD, ON HIS NEVER ENDING BLUES TOUR! JOHNNY CLEARLY LOVES TO PLAY, AND EVERY SINGLE SHOW IS DIFFERENT- HE’S A TRUE ROAD WARRIOR, ROLLIN’ STONE!

Check out his amazing Delmark recordings here:

https://delmark.com/artists/johnny-burgin/


CONTACT:  Johnny Burgin, 630-432-4940, rjohnnyband@gmail.comwww.johnnyburgin.com,  
Kevin Johnson, Delmark Records promo@delmark.com  773-539-5001

FULL TOUR ITINERARY: Johnny’s shows page.  

YOUTUBE: 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Gkoq3tfo2g4%3Ffeature%3Doembed

https://johnnyburgin.com/shows/upcoming-shows/embed/#?secret=iqy6TV24ZL#?secret=eBip3U9mBG

Rockin Johnny Burgin is one of the hardest touring and well recognized traditional Chicago blues guitarists and singers today. Since his start in the 90s on Chicago’s West Side with blues singer Taildragger, he has become a leading blues attraction throughout the United States and Europe. He’s been featured in major media outlets such as The Chicago Tribune, WGN’s After Hours with Rick Kogan, The Illinois Times, and KPFA’s Blues by the Bay. Rockin Johnny is a Delmark recording artist with 7 CDs to his credit, including his latest critically acclaimed release, “Neoprene Fedora”, of which David Mac of Blues Junction said, “Everything is thrown into this ambitious ocean of ideas.. On Neoprene Fedora the contemporary and traditional drink out of the same glass– my highest recommendation “. Johnny currently does close to 250 shows a year worldwide. He is also in demand as a session player and has recorded with many blues greats including Billy Boy Arnold, Taildragger, Paul DeLay, Jimmy Burns, Andre Williams, Eddie Taylor Jr., Jimmy Lee Robinson and others.

Johnny Burgin grew up in Starkville MS and Greenville SC, and while he was still in high school, he got to see many touring blues bands such as Guitar Jr, Gatemouth Brown and Eddie Clearwater. His father was an actor and folk musician and taught him the basics on guitar. He went to University of Chicago with the intention of becoming a writer, but a different path unfolded and he fell headfirst into the Chicago blues scene. After learning from the masters by touring with such artists as Pinetop Perkins and Howlin’ Wolf drummer Sam Lay, he put his own band together. Things started happening fast after The Rockin Johnny Band (with guest vocalist Jimmy Burns) took a Monday night residency at the Smoke Daddy in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Their original, energetic approach made them a strong local draw week after week and year after year. The atmosphere the band generated was so electric that the prestigious local label Delmark Records offered them a contract after hearing just one set.

Since those days, Johnny played the Chicago blues festival many times, toured Europe regularly, and has headlined festivals all over the US. Over the years, he has developed from a blues guitar slinger and local blues hero into a fully fledged singer, harmonica player, a dynamic and engaging bandleader, and a mature, seasoned guitarist. One look at Johnny’s tour schedule confirms his status as an in-demand blues performer. Rockin Johnny also plays solo and duo shows, has a great West Coast Meets Chicago package with rising harmonica star Aki Kumar, and does guitar and blues workshops worldwide. He puts on the kind of satisfying and exciting show that only years of touring can develop. Elmore magazine remarked on Johnny’s “commanding vocals and stinging guitar”, but Elvin Bishop may have said it best: “his guitar style is raw and rude and real—on the vocal side, a nice original style–he’s damn good!”

BIOGRAPHY

Johnny Burgin grew up in the South and went to University of Chicago with the intention of becoming a writer.  When a fellow DJ at the college radio station took him out to a West Side ghetto club to hear the blues singer Tail Dragger, it was a conversion moment.  The blues came to life for Johnny and he fell headfirst into the vibrant Chicago blues scene.  Choosing the blues clubs over the library, Johnny eagerly absorbed the lessons from the blues masters who practiced their craft nightly.  By persistence and practice, Johnny gained a spot in Tail Dragger’s band, and started gigging and recording with  traditional blues veterans like Sam LayBilly Boy Arnold, and Pinetop Perkins.   By the late 90s, Johnny was working regularly in Chicagoland blues clubs under his own name.  Johnny started a Monday night residency at The Smoke Daddy in Wicker Park, featuring vocalist Jimmy Burns.  The band featured other future blues notables who were also at beginning of their careers, such as Kenny Smith on drums and Martin Lang on harp, and they created quite a buzz.  They packed the club every Monday with a younger, hip crowd, as well as blues veterans stopping by to sit in such as Dave MeyersJesse FortuneBarkin’ Bill, etc.  Their success led to a record deal with Delmark and the first of several European tours.

The shangri-la of being “King of Division Street” eventually ran its course.  In the early aughts, Johnny dropped off the scene entirely to raise a daughter.   When the music eventually called Johnny back, his comeback was noted by The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Blues Guide, and the Dutch blues magazine BLOCK.  As noted blues producer Dick Shurman wrote, “Johnny’s skills, passion and committment were undiminished.”   His move to the Bay Area in 2016 led to a creative burst and his most notable recordings.  In a few short years, Johnny cranked out the Cali/Chicago blues mashups Greetings from Greaseland,  Neoprene Fedora, the Howlin’ Wolf tribute Howlin’ at Greaseland (nominated for a BMA for Best Traditional Blues Recording) and Johnny Burgin Live, which featured Charlie Musselwhite and was nominated for a Blues Blast Best Live Recording Award for 2019.   Throughout, Johnny managed to play 250 dates a year since 2014 in Europe, Japan and coast to coast in the States, right up until the pandemic.  By 2022, he’d ramped back up to the same demanding schedule.

Johnny’s produced ten CDs as a leader to his credit and dozens more as a sideman, from veterans like Johnny Sansone,  Paul DeLayBob Corritore to up and comers like Aki Kumar and Ben Levin.  Johnny’s developed from a young guitar slinger and local blues hero to a matured bluesman, fully fledged singer and the confident and engaging bandleader.  In recent years, he has been a resident instructor at the Pinetop Perkins Foundation and the  Chicago Blues Network and has developed a loyal following on Youtube for his weekly looks at the blues guitar greats.   Johnny’s recordings have evolved from being very Chicago-centric, to a fusion of West Coast and Chicago styles, and finally,to a more inclusive, international approach.  His latest CD, No Border Blues Japan, is the first American compilation of the underground Japanese blues scene.  The success of this collaboration led Johnny and his partner, producer Stephanie Tice, to create and host the podcast No Border Blues, which focuses on the international blues scene.


“His guitar style is raw and rude and real– on the vocal side, a nice original style– he’s damn good!”  –Elvin Bishop

An adventurous musician who’s never shy about taking chances.  
–Marty Gunther, Blues Blast 

This veteran blues musician has been on a roll of late turning out one exceptional album after another.
–David Mac, Blues Junction

The well-traveled and prolific Chicago bluesman.. brings something different each time he issues a solo album.
–Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine 

Johnny’s ego-free dedication to the music is refreshing.  In a world where everyone wants to be a superstar, Johnny shines brightly.  He is truly an old-school bluesman.
–Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue

https://delmark.com/artists/johnny-burgin/

Date

Mar 23 2023

Time

8:00 pm

Venue

Rotationen
4300 Holbæk, Holbæk, Denmark
Website
https://www.sidesporet.dk/koncerter/
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