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 Voted in the top ten CD's in Japan in 2005. His incredible CD "Guitars and Cars”, was voted in the top ten CD’s of 2008 by the prestigious Blues magazine “Real Blues ”.
After his incredibly successful tour of Russia in 2014, he was nominated for the Entertainer of the Year Award with the International Music and Entertainment Association. In the same year he toured in Spain, Poland and Africa.
His early influences were Guitar players such as Wes Montgomery, Andre Segovia, Charlie Christian, and of course Jimi Hendrix. His vocalist influences were Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, and Nat King Cole.
Throughout his career he has performed with many well known artists, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Bobby Day of Rocking’ Robin fame, 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 work with these outstanding comedians helped him to develop his own special brand of comedy which served him well as a vocalist with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group "The Coasters".
Alvon has performed on the international level as well as nationally in such places as Russia, Spain, Africa, Hungary, Portugal, Poland, Malaysia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Europe, Canada, The Bahamas, Australia.