Chicago blues guitar hero Luther Johnson plays St. Petersburg on Halloween

You might know the Alligator Records artist from ‘Blues Brothers.’

click to enlarge Chicago blues guitar hero Luther Johnson plays St. Petersburg on Halloween
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In the afternoon, outside Hideaway Café, the St. Petersburg listening room hosts a sidewalk show with Lounge Cat. That night, however, the venue goes inside for a limited capacity gig headlined by blues guitar legend Luther Johnson. The 81-year-old Chicagoan also known as “Guitar Junior” was a touring guitarist with both Magic Sam and Muddy Waters (a period of Junior’s life when he also shared stages with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers and Johnny Winter). He even appeared in “Blues Brothers” playing backup for John Lee Hooker.

As a special treat, Kid Royal will record a new live album during his opening set.

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson & the Magic Rockers w/Kid Royal. Sat. Oct. 31, 8 p.m. $50. Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg. hideawaycafe.biz

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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