Williwaw & Blues Central present 1st Annual Blues & Brews Fur Rondy Concert Feb 27

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Blues & Brews Fur Rondy ConcertANCHORAGE, AK – The 1st Annual Blues & Brews will be held Saturday, February 27th at Williwaw (609 F St., Anchorage, Alaska). “Guitars Raised in the South” (Grits) features Kenny Neal (Grammy nominated and Louisiana Hall of Fame Member), Jonathan “Boogie” Long (crowned Guitar Center’s 2011 King of the Blues), Chris Alexander, Chris Roberts, and Grailin Neal. Showtime is 8pm. 21+ (Valid ID Required for entry). Tickets are $25.00 (standing room ticket – limited booth and seating options available at a first come, first serve basis)

Kenny Neal is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and is widely renowned as a modern swamp-blues master. His new release, Hooked On Your Love, follows the triumph of his multi-award winning 2008 comeback album, Let Life Flow. An outstanding success, the CD raked in the accolades: three prestigious Album of The Year awards, two Song of The Year awards for the title track, and Kenny himself garnered two Artist of the Year honors.

It was clear that Kenny touched something deep in the blues community with his soulful guitar playing and uplifting songwriting, and his hot streak continues with a batch of new songs. Hooked On Your Love covers the plethora of accomplished roots styles Kenny has become known for. The tasty musical gumbo of swamp-boogie, jazz, R&B, and straight-ahead blues all swirl together on this new CD.

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. Boogie has shared the stage with standout musicians such as Warren Haynes and Govt Mule, 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. 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.”

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