Aki Kumar & Rockin' Johnny Burgin
American blues at it's finest
Veteran guitarist/singer and Delmark recording artist Rockin Johnny Burgin has played and recorded with many of Chicago's greatest traditional blues players. His highly acclaimed seventh CD, Neoprene Fedora, is a career highlight that showcases his best work as a guitarist and front-man. Aki Kumar, a bonafide blues harmonica star and vocalist in the vibrant San Francisco Bay blues scene, has made a big splash in the blues world with his ground-breaking record Aki Goes To Bollywood. Burgin and Kumar have a powerful and unique musical partnership, combining the most exciting elements of Chicago and West Coast blues. Their collaboration has resulted in a number of successful tours of the United States and Europe (Finland, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, France).
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I love to hear these guys playing because they play straight ahead blues..
- Paul Oscher, Blues Harp Legend, Muddy Waters Band
"Chicago Style? West Coast Style? This ain't pizza, this is Blues
and these guys know how to do it better then anybody around these parts."
- Jim Pugh, Little Village Foundation
"Here is a great musical collaboration that is making blues headlines as they play the many venues around the globe. Rockin’ Johnny and Aki Kumar two very fine gentlemen coming from two entirely different origins and brought together by blues music. What a great friendship!"
- Sheldon Abbott, KUCI 88.9 FM Irvine, Cure for the Blues
- Byrd of Paradise, KZSU 90.1FM Stanford
- Harold Tremblay host KFAI Radio's Blues show "House Party"
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