2011 Guitar Center "King of the Blues" Baton Rouge, LA www.jonathonboogielong.com
From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon “Boogie” Long was born with the blues coursing through his veins. Brought up in a Southern Baptist community, he first picked up the guitar at the age of six, teaching himself old gospel songs. Years later, a teenage Long found himself playing weekly gigs at blues clubs and events around town. At fourteen, he left school to lay down his roots touring with local legends Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor from 2003 to 2005. Additionally, he has toured with Chris Duarte, Kenny Wayne and Tyree Neal on the Chitlin’ Circuit. Boogie has shared the stage with standout musicians such as Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Monte Montgomery, Ellis Hall, Kenny Neal, Larry Garner, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal, and Lou Marini of the Blues Brothers Band.
In 2011, Boogie Long was crowned Guitar Center’s “King of the Blues” from a field of over 4,000 contestants, in the competition for #1 Unsigned Blues Guitarist in America (bit.ly/o013s6). Soon after, Boogie was sought out to film 2013’s “Boogie Blues Magic,” an instructional three-DVD set on which he shares his original tricks for learning fundamental blues styles (www.boogiebluesmagic.com). On another recent project, Boogie co-starred in the independent film, “We Be Kings,” a fictional story about an elderly couple that owns a juke joint in the Mississippi Delta.
Boogie currently fronts his own blues/soul trio, The Blues Revolution. His soul- stomping vocals and monster guitar shredding, paired with bluesy songwriting chops make his powerhouse performances a “must see.” In April 2013, Boogie was tapped by B.B. King to support his four week tour. Also, he was given a prime slot at the New Orleans Jazz Fest Blues Stage! Quickly ascending from Baton Rouge to the main stage, Boogie Long is on track with his lifetime goal of championing blues music and its roots. His debut record was released in April of 2013.
Guitar Centers' 2011 "King of the Blues"
Heading to Hot Springs to play a party for the fairs and festivals committee; Wish us well as we travel to bring our flavor of Louisiana Blues to Arkansas!!!!!
Happy Jonathon"Boogie"Long Day!!!!!
Wow!!! Thank you Mid-City Lanes Rock n Bowl for allowing us the opportunity to open for our good friend Tab Benoit tonight; What a crowd and what a great time!!! I couldn't think of a better way to say goodbye to ole 2016 and Hello to 2017; Thank you and we look forward to the next Rock-N-Bowl experience
Looking forward to tomorrow night with my good friend Tab Benoit at Mid-City Lanes Rock n Bowl....Let's dance into the New Year y'all 8pm showtime
I ordered a limited run of new T-shirts and almost half of them are already spoken for; If you'd like one please let me know what size and I'll set it aside for you; They are $20 + $3 shipping(add $2 for XXL & XXXL) and they are very cool 😎
New Years Eve we will be at Mid-City Lanes Rock n Bowl with our good friend Tab Benoit from 8-9:15pm, and then we are hitting the highway to play New Years Eve in Paradise at Paradise Ranch and Resort in Tylertown,Mississippi at 12:15am.....Looking forward to seeing a lot of friends and playing some music
Gonna be at Happy's on 3rd Street, Saturday night starting at 8:45; Hopefully we have some good weather 👍🏻
We'll be at Bottle and Tap on Saturday night; No Cover!!!! Come on out and see us