Dos Blues Guys Back-to-Back Atlanta Blues Challenge Champions
Middle-Georgia duo Dos Blues Guys are now back-to-back champions in the duo division of the Atlanta Blues Challenge. The pair won its second consecutive championship on Sunday, August 20 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta. Andy Johnson and Bennie Mobley will return to Memphis in January to represent the state of Georgia at the International Blues Challenge, where they advanced to the Quarterfinals in early 2017.
This musical partnership began over five years ago when Mobley began frequently sitting in with Andy Johnson’s band, and soon the two began booking duo shows all around the southeast.
Johnson fronts the southern funk band Royal Johnson, based in Macon, and both Johnson and Mobley frequently back Macon blues legend Robert Lee Coleman, among others. Mobley recently won the Big Bend Blues Society’s Southeastern Harmonica Championship.
Dos Blues Guys had the recent honor of performing at the 2017 Barnesville BBQ and Blues Festival, as well as the2016 GABBAfest at Macon’s historic Douglass Theatre, opening for Marcus King Band and Robert Lee Coleman and the Night Owls. They also recently opened a stellar show in Atlanta that featured the likes of Coy Bowles (Zach Brown Band), Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) and Peter Stroud (Cheryl Crow).
Notable upcoming shows include the Yellow River Jam and the Sky Valley Fall Fest.
The duo’s debut album, Banditos, was recorded at Mid-Night Circus Studios in Buford. A digital release of the single “Chicken Hotdog” was released in January, and is available on iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby and several other digital partners.