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Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
9:45 PM
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GROWING UP IN MISSISSIPPI SURROUNDED BY BLUES AND SOUL, AND LEARNING HIS TRADE AS HE TRAVELED THE WORLD AS A US MARINE, BRUCE MISSISSIPPI JOHNSON HAS A WEALTH OF LIFE EXPERIENCE TO DRAW ON, AND IT SHOWS IN THE SONGWRITING ON THIS, HIS DEBUT SINGLE. TAKING HIS MUSICAL CUES FROM ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF BLUES AND SOUL, HE HAS BUILT A SOUND ALL HIS OWN. HE MAY HAVE LEARNED HIS STAGECRAFT AS HE FRONTED BIG JOE TURNER’S BAND, HE MAY HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED BY HIS SONGWRITING AND SOUND BY THE GIL SCOTT-HERON AND LITTLE MILTON RECORDS THAT HE DEVOURED IN HIS YOUTH, BUT HE HAS CREATED SOMETHING ALL HIS OWN. SOULFUL, FUNKY, URBAN AND URBANE, HIS MUSIC IS A MILLION MILES FROM THE PUB BLUES AND INSIPID SOUL THAT MAKES UP MUCH OF THE CURRENT MARKET, AND BRUCE MISSISSIPPI JOHNSON IS JUST BEGINNING…