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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
Tater
Tater
The Road Is Slick
The Road Is Slick

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The Ambassador of the Blues

Shows

  • Thu

    Jan 29

    San Francisco, CA, US | 5:30pm

    Two Shows: 7:30pm & 9:30pm 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. Alvon worked with comedians such as Renaldo Rey, Robin Harris, Skillet and Leroy, and Lawanda Paige (Aunt Ester), from the Redd Foxx show. Having the opportunity to learn from these outstanding comedians helped to develop Alvon‘s own special sense of humor. Alvon has performed on the international level as well as nationally in such places as Malaysia, Russia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Europe, Canada, The Bahamas, Australia, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City and many other cities all across the United States. His performances have been described as : This is one man that can send any woman out of her mind with his soulful voice and moving guitar music. If you have ever seen and heard Alvon, then you know his singing and playing his guitar can send you into ecstasy with his soft, soothing sexy voice and then turn you into a wild woman with his magnificent guitar playing and body movements. This is a true showman, and he gives his all in all of his performances. If you have not been to one of his shows, you owe yourself this one pleasurable evening with a man that can change your life in just one night. You will be glad you did. Described by a Fan…….

  • Sun

    Jan 25

    Oakland, CA, US | 7:00pm
  • Thu

    Jan 15

    Vallejo, CA, US | 7:00pm
  • Tue

    Jan 13

    San Rafael, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Alvon will be performing solo.

  • 2014

    Dec 26

    San Francisco, CA, US | 5:30pm

    Two Shows: 7:30pm & 10pm 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. His performances have been described as : This is one man that can send any woman out of her mind with his soulful voice and moving guitar music. If you have ever seen and heard Alvon, then you know his singing and playing his guitar can send you into ecstasy with his soft, soothing sexy voice and then turn you into a wild woman with his magnificent guitar playing and body movements. This is a true showman, and he gives his all in all of his performances. If you have not been to one of his shows, you owe yourself this one pleasurable evening with a man that can change your life in just one night. You will be glad you did. Described by a Fan…….

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  • 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
  • Blues Doctors (Artist)
    Blues Doctors
    Hi, Alvon! Greetings from Russia! Looking forward to play with you in April! \m/

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Label: TYL Records

Bio: Alvon Johnson: 2005 Blues 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 ...See Full Bio

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Alvon Johnson has a show on 01/29/2015 at 05:30 PM @ Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco, CA http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5j6sg1 #concert

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Q: Omg I remember watching you and Alvin play when I was a kid. My parents Guy and Gladys would take us to listen to you.

A: Thank you for the love. How are you?

Asked by Dawn Carpenter. Answered on Fri Jun 13 2014

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