Blues vocalist and guitarist Alvon Johnson bring his soulful silky style to the Empress Theatre on April 29. Alvon travels the world singing and swinging jazz standards. When he travels to Russia he is referred to as the “King of the Blues” and the “Ambassador of the Blues”. His love and respect for the American art form are shared by large and enthusiastic audiences the world over.
His early influences were Guitar players such as Wes Montgomery, Andre Segovia, Charlie Christian, and of course Jimi Hendrix. His vocalist influences were Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra.
Throughout his career, he has performed with many well-known artists, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Bobby Day of Rocking’ Robin fame, Otis Day and the Knights, and Jimmie Rodgers of Country and Western fame. Alvon sought out, and learned, at the feet of many icons of the blues, including: John Lee Hooker, Pee Wee Crayton, Little Joe Blue, Harmonica Fats, Sonny Green, Frankie Lee, Guitar Shorty, Lowell Folsom, and Buddy Ace.
Alvon and his All-Star Band will take the stage with a backdrop of images from his Dubai trip, a dramatic light show. Guest performers will include Tony Lindsay and other surprise guests. Music that will have you dancing the night away under our historic gold-leaf clouds.
We are always thrilled when the charismatic Alvon makes time in his schedule to perform at the Empress Theatre!
Date(s) - Fri, Apr 29, 2022
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
330 Virginia St., Vallejo
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