The Clayton Center, located 15 miles from Raleigh in North Carolina, will be holding the 4th Annual Blues Bash on March 14th, at 8pm. The show will feature the performances of bluesmen Johnny Winter and John Dee Holeman, in a mix of the many blues subgenres and assorted influences that have shaped the musicianship of each artist through the years.
John Dee Holeman, originally from Orange County and currently a Durham, NC resident, will be bringing the country, folk and jazz into the equation, as well as the blues filled vocals that are prominent in his works. Influenced by Blind Boy Fuller and Thomas Kurt amongst others, Holeman began playing the blues when he was 14. Despite not being a professional artist, Holeman is of high demand in the music world, and keeps busy playing for small and big concerts alike. Recently John Dee participated in the 7th Annual Fishin’ Blues Tournament, hosted in Puerto San Jose in Guatemala, and played side by side with Little Freddie King.
Winner of the National Heritage Fellowship Award in 1988, and North Carolina’s Folk Heritage Award in 1994, Holeman is expected to put on a thrilling performance and to be a remarkable complement to Johnny Winter’s guitar.
Winter’s legacy extends since the 1960’s, 15 years after he was born in Texas on February 23rd. Johnny moved on from his first ever band Johnny and the Jammers to later release albums such as ‘Johnny Winter’ (68) ‘Saints & Sinners’ (74), ‘Nothin’ but the Blues’ (77) and his more recent Grammy nominated album ‘I’m a Bluesman’ (04). Also a producer, Winter produced the albums ‘Hard Again’ and ‘I’m Ready’ by Muddy Waters, helping Waters achieve two Grammy Awards.
Having recorded over 22 official albums, and over a dozen unofficial ones; Johnny Winter is known for a heap of accomplishments he has built throughout his career.
Known for essential guitar blues with a twist of rock, Winter’s music style, along with John Dee Holeman’s will be the perfect ingredients for a well-blended Blues Bash concert.
The show will be taking place on March 14th at 8PM. Tickets (US$ 22) can be purchased directly at Clayton Center’s box office, via phone at 919.553.1737 or online, at www.etix.com.