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John Primer and The Real Deal Band w/Ausable Branch

John Primer is the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. Two-time Grammy nominated artist and American blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. He has played or recorded with a who’s who of blues greats including Junior Wells, Gary Clark Jr., Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Guy. There are very few fans, critics or musicians who will deny the fact that John Primer is the real deal.

In 1979, the great songwriter Willie Dixon persuaded him to join his band. Muddy Waters heard John play and six months later Muddy recruited him not only as his guitar player and bandleader, but also as an opening act. John stayed loyal to Muddy until his death in 1983.
After Muddy’s death, John signed on with the legendary Magic Slim. For the next 14 years, he toured with Magic Slim & the Teardrops as bandleader and guitarist, culminating with the Teardrops being voted repeatedly the number one blues band in the world. This unstoppable blues band invented the “Chicago lump” blues sound we know and love today.

In 1995, John ventured on his own and has recorded dozens of albums and toured all over the world. Some of the awards attached to him include: 2 Grammy nominations and 2 Living Legend honors as well as a Blues Music Award for Best Traditional Blues Artist from the National Blues Foundation and many more. This will be a legendary show where real Chicago Blues is coming to Plattsburgh with John Primer and his Real Deal Band from Chicago. It will be live blues that have never been seen in Plattsburgh, raw, electric and that distinct Chicago sound.

Opening act is a guitar dou of Ausable Branch, the collaboration of two local singer/songwriters, Cliff Reynolds and Heath Richman. Combining forces, Reynolds and Richman have been entertaining local audiences with unique originals and popular cover songs for the past two years. Specializing in folk, gypsy jazz, blues, reggae and rock-n-roll the Ausable Branch is sure to please audiences of all ages.

John Primer and The Real Deal Band with opening act Ausable Branch is on Friday April 13th at Olive Ridleys. Doors open at 7PM and show starts at 8PM. Tickets will be 18 in advance and 20 dollars at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.plattsburghbluesandjazz.com, Olive Ridleys and at Alpha Stereo at 322 Cornelia Street.

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