Jonathon Boogie Long
From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon Boogie Long was born with the blues
coursing through his veins. Brought up in a Southern Baptist community, he first
picked up the guitar at the age of six, teaching himself old gospel songs. Years later, a
teenage Long found himself playing weekly gigs at blues clubs and events around
town. At fourteen, he left school to lay down his roots touring with local legends
Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor from 2003 to 2005. Additionally, he has toured with Chris
Duarte, Kenny Wayne and Tyree Neal on the Chitlin’ Circuit. Boogie has shared the
stage with standout musicians such as Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Monte Montgomery,
Ellis Hall, Kenny Neal, Larry Garner, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal, and Lou Marini of the
Blues Brothers Band.
In 2011, Boogie Long was crowned Guitar Center’s “King of the Blues” from a
field of over 4,000 contestants, in the competition for #1 Unsigned Blues Guitarist in
America (bit.ly/o013s6). Soon after, Boogie was sought out to film 2013’s “Boogie
Blues Magic,” an instructional three-DVD set on which he shares his original tricks
for learning fundamental blues styles (www.boogiebluesmagic.com). On another
recent project, Boogie co-starred in the independent film, “We Be Kings,” a fictional
story about an elderly couple that owns a juke joint in the Mississippi Delta.
Boogie currently fronts his own blues/soul trio, The Blues Revolution. His
soul- stomping vocals and monster guitar shredding, paired with bluesy songwriting
chops make his powerhouse performances a “must see” on the upcoming 2013 tour
season. In April 2013, Boogie was tapped by B.B. King to support his four week tour.
Also, he was given a prime slot at the New Orleans Jazz Fest Blues Stage! Quickly
ascending from Baton Rouge to the main stage, Boogie Long is on track with his
lifetime goal of championing blues music and its roots. His debut record was
released in April of 2013.