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Alvon Johnson

Alvon Johnson

Blues / Jazz / Soul Vallejo, CA  US
The Blues Grew Up
The Blues Grew Up
Gussie Mae
Gussie Mae
Hoochie Coochie Man
Hoochie Coochie Man
The Road Is Slick
The Road Is Slick


Music Icon Award


  • Fri

    May 1

    San Francisco, CA, US | 5:30pm

    One of the most versatile Musicians Singers and Entertainers on the music scene today, Mr. Alvon Johnson is the obvious choice for your entertainment needs. He travels the world singing and swinging Jazz standards with Big Bands. He also gallops the globe performing the songs that he sang while working with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Coasters. When he travels to Russia he is referred to as the “King of the Blues” and the “Ambassador of the Blues”. His love and respect for the American art form is shared by large and enthusiastic audiences all over the world. 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. His vocalist influences were Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra. Throughout his career he has performed with many well known artists, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Bobby Day of Rocking’ Robin fame, Otis Day and the Knights, and Jimmie Rodgers of Country and Western fame. Alvon sought out, and learned, at the feet of many icons of the blues, including: John Lee Hooker, Pee Wee Crayton, Little Joe Blue, Harmonica Fats, Sonny Green, Frankie Lee, Guitar Shorty, Lowell Folsom, and Buddy Ace.

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  • Fri

    May 8

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm
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  • ALYSON (Artist)
  • Jamie King Colton (Artist)
    Jamie King Colton
    Yes brother Alvon from another mother we speak the same language.Love to jam with you sometime!You got it goin on and your keepin it real and Blue !!!Blessings from Miam...
  • Jay O (Artist)
    Jay O
    Hey Men that Is Great Blues,I Like It.Greting from Germany,Jay O
  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist)
    Chuck Brunicardi
    Tasty "Tater" Alvon! Best wishes from LA.
  • Monkey Paw Finger (Artist)
    Monkey Paw Finger
    Nice Bluz Grooves!
  • Jersey Johnny Flora (Artist)
    Jersey Johnny Flora
    Greetings from the Jersey Shore, stopped by to listen to your music and enjoyed it immensely, especially Tater, Stop By, Johnny Flora


  • Monterey Blues Festival


Label: TYL Records

Bio: Alvon Johnson:
• Recipient of the Music Icon Award from the Black Music
Association & Academy of America in 2015
• Recipient of the Best Male Blues Artist from the Black Music Association & Academy Of America in 2015
• Voted 2005 Blues Guitar Player of the Year,
• Former vocalist with the Rock a...See Full Bio

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Alvon Johnson has a show on 04/04/2015 at 08:00 PM @ Theatre DeVille in Vacaville, CA http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5q1nft #concert


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Q: Are you going to be playing in Vallejo anytime soon. Janice Burrus ( Dr. B)

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