Join us at beautiful River Island Art Park in downtown Woonsocket for 5th of 10 FREE concerts for the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series. Concerts will occur every Friday from June 14-August 23 (skipping July 5).
This evening features the GRAMMY AWARD WINNING sounds of Blues Legend Luther “Guitar Jr” Johnson coupled with Jazz from the Brian James Quartet.The night will offer special recognition for Veterans and Active Duty Military Members. Thank you for your service!
The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series is FREE and open to the public. Come ready to eat, dance, and have a great time! Bring a friend and something to sit on.
See the entire concert schedule at www.levittamp.org/woonsocket
ABOUT LUTHER GUITAR JUNIOR JOHNSON
GRAMMY Award-winning Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson is one of the premier blues artists to emerge from Chicago’s music scene. Hailing from Itta Bena, Miss., Johnson arrived in Chicago in the mid-’50s as a young man. Johnson is primarily known for developing the ‘West Side’ guitar style, a way of playing alternating stinging single-note leads with powerful distorted chords. Originally developed because their small bands could not afford both lead and rhythm guitar players, this style grew into an important contribution to modern blues and rock, influencing such notables as Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.
Today, Johnson is widely considered the foremost proponent of the ‘West Side’ guitar style. Johnson first gained an international reputation as a guitarist and vocalist with Muddy Waters’ band, touring the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia from 1973-79. Given the opportunity to front the band on his featured tunes in each show, Johnson’s super-charged performances consistently thrilled audiences in the world’s leading concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and Radio City Music Hall as well as at music festivals in Newport, Antibes, New Orleans and countless others. During his association with Muddy Waters, Johnson also shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers and Johnny Winter.
ABOUT BRIAN JAMES QUARTET
Brian James Quartet is “not your father’s jazz.” They are jazz fusion project that feature elements of jazz, rock, and funk.
NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley College Ready Communities Youth Program
The College Ready Communities program at NWBRV provides high quality before-school, after-school, and full day summer programming for K-12 students across Woonsocket. Shack Shack purchases tonight will support their mission.
Concert Location & Parking Info: RIVER ISLAND ART PARK
River Island Art Park is located at 95 Bernon Street, Woonsocket RI. The park offers plenty of open grass for seating and is right along the beautiful Blackstone River.
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to the open lawn concert setting. All ages are welcome, and admission is FREE.
Free parking is available at municipal lots throughout the city.
The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series is made possible by the generous support of Levitt Foundation, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, City of Woonsocket, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Woonsocket Representative Morin, Phillips, and Casey, The Pomodoro, Navigant Credit Union, Soucy Insurance Agency, Santander Bank US, Citizens Bank, The Washington Trust Company, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Saint James Baptist Church, Rocky’s Ace Hardware, Woonsocket YMCA, Community Care Alliance, The Tyra Club, O’Hearne Associates, David and Charlene Soucy.
“The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at levitt.org.