Blues guitar legend Luther ‘Guitar Junior’ Johnson performing in the intimate setting of The Hideaway Café in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Luther was one of the special guests of The Kid Royal Band for this New Years show. The Kid Royal Band is Chris Royal on vocals & guitar, Ashley and Taylor Galbraith on bass and drums. also sitting in was blues harmonica great, T.C. Carr. This 40 minute set features blues classics including tracks from Luther’s many years playing alongside Muddy Waters. The two other segments from this great New Years show include The opening set from The Kid Royal Band with T.C. Carr, and the final segment which featured another blues legend, Bryan Lee, and an encore appearance of Luther Johnson to end the show.
It has been an amazing year, full of special moments for The Blues & Roots Digital Archive. This informal, semi-unplugged set from Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia at the Charlotte, NC., Marriott Hotel was not only one of our favorite sets of 2019, but one of the highlights of the two day Intrepid Artists 25th Anniversary event, held Nov. 8th & 9th. Albert & Mike played close to an hour and a half featuring cuts from both artists new 2019 releases, as well as digging deep into the catalogs of each. Enjoy this classic performance from two of today’s most popular bluesmen, Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia