NEWS & other good mojo
COMING SOON! FEBRUARY 1st - THE SOUL OF A BLUES MAN December 1, 2018
John's newest CD "The Soul of a Blues Man" will be released to the world on February 1st, 2019. We are so excited for this newest addition to John's own record label, Blues House Productions. The mission of this new CD is to shine a light on John's history as a soul-singer when he began his music career way back in the 1970's when he performed with his band The Maintainers and with his other band, The Brotherhood. Back in those days John was really learning how to play and focusing in on his voice. This is also when there was cut throat competition between Chess Records in Chicago and Mowtown in Detroit. In those days John's belief was that Chicago was winning the R&B war by far and he was a part of it, so with this record we want to be able to include John's soul-side and his 1970's history.
There are 12 songs on this new record that include:
1. SLIP AWAY - Clarence Carter, 2. HELP ME THROUGH THE DAY - Bobby Bland, 3. MEET ME IN THE MORNING - Bob Dylan, 4. YOU SHOULDN'T TELL A LIE - John Primer, 5. NOTHING TAKES THE PLACE OF YOU - Toussaint McCall, 6. STAGGER LEE - Lloyd Price, 7. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME BABY - John Primer 8. GET YOUR MONEY WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR TIME - Bobby Bland, 9. RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA - Brook Benton, 10. MEET ME IN THE PARK - John Primer, 11. MEMBERS ONLY - Bobby Bland and 12. STILL CALL IT THE BLUES - Johnnie Taylor.
The CD is available on stage at all John's live shows starting in January and also if you email to reserve a copy and then February 1st it can be bought at cdbaby.com and at itunes. We will eventually have vinyl, download cards and CD's for sale on our new website store!
John WON The Living Blues Award!
August 1, 2018
John Primer won the Living Blues Critic's Poll Award for:
MOST OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN ON GUITAR
John is thrilled to have won this amazing award! We would like to congratulate Buddy Guy and all the other 'Outstanding Musicians' for their nominations and winnings! John is thrilled to have been recognized this year for his guitar playing. He would like to thank all the 'Critic's' who voted for him and also thank Living Blues Magazine for keeping the blues alive and well all these years! Click here to see all the 2018 winners: livingblues.com
John Given The Jus' Blues "The Muddy Award", a Traditional Blues Heritage Icon Award.
August 1, 2018
John Primer was given the "The Muddy Award", a Traditional Blues Heritage Icon Award by the Jus' Blues Music Foundation. John was very honored and had an amazing weekend at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, MS. For more information go to: www.jusbluesmusicawards.org.
The Jus' Blues Foundation mission is to preserve Blues heritage through cultural arts by nurturing the soul of the Blues through historical Blues education, programming Blues education to youth and performing artists in communities nationwide and around the world, making sure we don't forget the Blues
Nominated for a Blues Music Award!
January 9, 2018
John Primer was just Nominated for a Blues Music Award for:
TRADITIONAL MALE BLUES ARTIST
The Blues Foundation helps Blues Music, Blues Musicians and John Primer.
Please join the Blues Foundation and VOTE for John. Voting ends on March 1st.
For more information go to: www.blues.org
Inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame
October 15, 2017
John Primer was formally inducted into The Chicago Blues Hall of Fame at the Legendary Blues Artist level by the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, an American Heritage International Organization at Buddy Guy Legends. John wants to thank the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame for recognizing all his contributions to Chicago Blues. This is a wonderful honor for him - Thank you! For more information about the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame click here: www.blueshalloffame.com