Guitar Control Announces: Master Instructor of the Blues Guitar, Boogie Long, is Going on Tour with B.B. King

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Jonathon “Boogie” Long, one of the top blues talents of today, recently made the thrilling announcement that he’ll be joining the great B.B. King on his upcoming tour which will include stops in several states during April of 2013.

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Jonathon “Boogie” Long will be joining the great B.B. King on his upcoming tour

These two gurus of the blues touring together is sure to stir up a lot of excitement for many fevered fans, as their show should bring the audience a truly memorable live musical experience. By digging up the deep roots of B.B.’s down home American blues and blending them with Boogie’s uniquely buoyant style, the sound is bound to be sweet.

For those that are unaware of who Boogie Long is, he was recently crowned Guitar Center’s King of the Blues 2011, which is an annual contest that showcases unsigned artists from every corner of the country. This big win helped him to gain nationwide notoriety and has now led to him going on tour with the all-time King of the Blues.

Despite his name, Boogie was born not too “long” ago, in 1988. With music in his blood from the beginning, he began playing gospel guitar at the age of 6 while growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. But his first lessons weren’t until the age of 8, at which time his natural abilities started to surface and soon after, by age 12, he was already up onstage.

Although he is usually found playing somewhere in the South, he’s sure to be seen in many other places as he becomes more renowned, so keep an eye and ear out for him. Additionally, he recently joined forces with the musical instruction company Guitar
Control in order to record a set of DVD guitar lessons titled Boogie Blues Magic.

Furthermore, following the 1 month tour with B.B. King, Boogie and his band, The Blues Revolution, will be performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 4th where they’ll be setting the stage by opening up for Los Lobos. Also, blues fans should be on the lookout for Boogie’s debut studio album which will be available soon.

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