Johnny Burgin “Ramblin’ from Coast to Coast”


Available April 19, 2024 on Straight Shooter

Johnny Burgin describes his never-ending touring schedule in a typically understated way: “It takes me a year to see my friends, and then I do it all over again.”

Often travelling without a band, he discovers novel and fruitful collaborations on the road.

“Ramblin’ from Coast to Coast” is the result: eleven original blues from the road cut in Dallas, Cincinnati, Rochester NY and Memphis TN.

Expect great cameos from the likes of veteran guest vocalists John Blues Boyd and Rae Gordon to a school of young “new traditionalists” like Ben Levin, Hanna PK, Jad Tariq, Jon Hay, and Dylan Bishop.

Johnny draws from his years of experience in the Chicago blues idiom to put just the right repartee into the musical conversation.

Johnny’s also known as a strong writer; “Gettin’ My Blues On” is from the point of view of a diehard blues fan who is just scraping by financially. Judging from audience reactions, this tune is poised to be the Blues Anthem of the Year!

After a ramblin’ blues joyride, his last song, “Never Tried to Get Ahead”, is a fitting and poignant look in the mirror from an artist with a rich past, but a long sunny road ahead.