Blues in My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson (Play with Music)*

It's 1959. Chris, a local DJ, gets word that legendary jazz and blues musician Lonnie Johnson is working a low-wage job at a Philly hotel, forgotten. Once found, Lonnie, an early guitar hero who influenced the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, T-Bone Walker, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, and Eric Clapton, is reluctant to return to an industry that exploited and segregated his work before...
It's 1959. Chris, a local DJ, gets word that legendary jazz and blues musician Lonnie Johnson is working a low-wage job at a Philly hotel, forgotten. Once found, Lonnie, an early guitar hero who influenced the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, T-Bone Walker, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, and Eric Clapton, is reluctant to return to an industry that exploited and segregated his work before casting him aside. As the two men meet, conflicts arise, forcing each to reconcile issues of authenticity, injustice, and legacy. Blues is a My Soul is a celebration of an unsung American legend and the music that inspired generations. *Name, Image and Music of Lonnie Johnson used by permission
from the Estate of Lonnie Johnson
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Blues in My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson (Play with Music)*

Development History

  • Workshop
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    City Theater Company
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    2021