Born and raised in the heart of Mississippi blues country, Luther travelled north to Chicago at an early age, He was already a seasoned bluesman by the time he joined the Muddy Waters Band in 1972. Luther played with Muddy for almost a decade before relocating to Boston and resuming his solo career in 1980. Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson has won both a Grammy and W.C. Handy award, and played a part in the original Blues Brothers movie. Luther remained productive throghout the 80's and 90's with several releases on the Telarc and Bullseye Blues labels. After a hiatus from recording, but never from performing Luther has re-emerged in a big way in 2020. With a brand new acoustic album, and a live album scheduled, Luther Johnson remains a vital force in the blues today.
Join Luther for a two day recording session at The Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg, FL. Oct. 31st & Nov. 1st....Very limited seating to be a part of this very special event.
Luther knows how important to stay true to your roots. His latest release 'Won't Be Back No More' is 17 tracks and almost 80 minutes of pure acoustic blues. Recorded at Luther Johnson's home in Wildwood, FL. 'Won't Be Back No More' was recorded in one session without retakes or overdubs. Of the 17 tracks 9 are originals, 3 are standards rearranged by Luther, and the remaining 5 are by his contemporaries.