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Johnny Rawls

Johnny Rawls

Jul 14th 2018 @ Palms Playhouse

Winters, CA
I Was There
Saturday, July 14th, 2018
8:00 PM
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger and producer Johnny Rawls draws on the 1950s and 1960s deep soul-blues tradition in his guitar playing, but his lyrics and singing are timeless. \nRawls got his early musical education from his grandfather, John Paul Newson, a blind guitarist who played around Mississippi. Rawls began playing clarinet and saxophone in third grade, and by the time he was in his teens, Rawls was backing singers like Joe Tex and Z.Z. Hill. By the mid-1970s, he had joined O.V. Wright's band, working with Wright until his death in 1980. After Wright's death, the band continued to perform, touring with artists like B.B. King, Little Milton Campbell, Bobby Bland, Little Johnny Taylor, and others.\nJohnny’s latest album, “Waiting for the Train,” was nominated for Soul Blues Album of the Year at the 2018 Blues Music Awards, and Rawls was nominated for Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year. \nDance space will be available at this show.\nDoors open at 7:30 PM. Music begins at 8:00 PM. There will be two 45-60 minute sets with a short intermission.\nFAQs:\n-Can I reserve a seat? Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; we do not generally reserve seats unless special accommodations are required. Please contact us at if you need assistance with seating.\n-Are children allowed? Yes, we are an all-ages venue. It's up to the parents to decide if the content is appropriate for their children.\n-Are you ADA accessible? Yes, there is an elevator to the second floor, and the bathrooms are accessible. Please contact us ahead of time if you need seating accommodations.\n-What's your refund policy? Please contact us before the day of the show; in most cases, we will be able to provide a refund of the ticket price (fees are non-refundable).\n-Where can I park? Plan to arrive early to find the best parking; you should be able to find a space within four blocks of The Palms. You can either park on the street or in a nearby lot; all public parking in Winters is free.\nPhoto/Video/Recording Policy\nOur policy is no photos or unauthorized video or audio recording during performances. Please put away your devices and enjoy the performance in real time.\nAdditional information available on our website.