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|Johnny Riley http://johnnyrileymusic.com/
Exclusive Management & Booking - Carol Marble,
Mississippi Delta Blues Inc.
Label - Mississippi Delta Blues Music
Radio Promotion - Todd Glazer Promotions
Voting Member - Recording Academy
Founder and First President - Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola; MS
Founding Member and First President - Central Mississippi Blues Society, Jackson, MS
Corporate Member The Blues Foundation
Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc. - Owners Ron & Carol Marble
Ron and I are excited about working with Johnny Riley and we
think you will be excited to get to know Johnny and experience
his music and his performances.
Johnny Riley has "served his time" in the music business
learning his craft and perfecting his own creative skills for
many years. No newcomer to the stage, Johnny has a strong
background of performing in festivals, clubs, and musical
events for more than twenty years. His play list for his shows
includes many original songs plus over 150 songs from blues,
country, rock, outlaw music and more. He can please a crowd
of any age fan.
Johnny Riley is ready and able to travel the world.
Recently he teamed up with the Mississippi Living Legend
Mickey Rogers. Johnny asked Mickey to be a consultant on his
new CD and to perform on the album. Mickey encouraged
Johnny to reach deep into himself and feel more completely
the Mississippi Root Music that is Johnny’s birthright
coming to him from his mother’s side of the family.
Johnny’s mother was born in the Mississippi Delta and grew up
near Clarksdale. She did her share of picking cotton as her
family lived a life that many Mississippi Delta families lived by
deriving their livelihood from the land and their joy from music,
The blues music was absorbed by Johnny as he grew to
become the creative musician that he is.
On his father’s side Johnny Riley experienced gospel music.
Johnny’s father was a Holiness preacher who preached in both
black and white churches throughout rural Texas. Singing
gospel songs in church was part of Johnny's life.
Recognizing their son’s talent for blending all of his musical
heritage into his own unique sound, Johnny's parents blessed
him to “play the blues”. Johnny’s mother and father both
passed within a month of each other. Johnny Riley always
dedicates his shows to them/
Johnny Riley's personal fan club is led by his wife of many
years, a son and daughter and four grandchildren.
What this means to us is that Johnny’s own sound, his own
creative energy is expressed in strong original music that is
like a rich gumbo with a little of this and a little of that.
Johnny has embraced a wide palette of music – Gospel, Delta
and Hill Country Blues, Texas Blues,Country, Blues Rock,
Southern Rock and more.
Mickey Rogers says that Johnny Riley feels the music. This is
a great compliment coming from one of the senior blues
musician. A blues man who started his own career at the
tender age of fourteen with Hubert Sumlin and Howlin Wolf.
The February 2015 issue of Living Blues gives us a story
about Mickey Rogers’s life and work in the blues.
Ron and I present to you Johnny Riley, recently mentored by
Mississippi’s own Mickey Rogers in a true bridging of the blues
fashion, in the way that it has always been done; especially in
Crossroads of My Life will be released in the spring of 2015 by
Mississippi Delta Blues Music. This is a strong album which
was recorded in Horn Lake Mississippi at the Blaster Boys
The seasoned and gifted musicians in Johnny’s band put real
heart into the Cross Roads of my Life album.
We will keep you posted on the CD release date.
|Mississippi Delta Blues Music CD Releases
Crossroads of My Life - Johnny Riley (to be released spring 2015)
God's Love Lifted Me Higher - The Legendary Roscoe Robinson
The Clarksdale Sessions - Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry
Blues Is Not Exclusive - Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry
Struggling and Straining - David Lee Durham
Management - Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc.
SELECTED AS ONE OF MISSISSIPPI'S LIVING LEGENDS
Awarded Blues Musician of the Year by The Mississippi
Delta Blues Society of Indianola
Honored by the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage
Festival " the oldest Blues Festival in Mississippi"
Mickey Rogers received the Eugene Powell *Sonny Boy
Nelson 11th Annual Award which reads
" In recognition of Playing Music in the Mississippi Delta
Mickey is honored with a stone on the Musician Walk of
Fame in Greenville, Mississippi.
Performed at the Morgan Freeman Blessissippi Concert as
one of Mississippi's noted musicians.
Mickey opened for B.B. King when B.B. King performed at
the reopening of Club Ebony in Indianola, MS,
Mickey has been performing professionally for fifty years
beginning when he was fifteen. Mickey first trip to the UK
was with Howlin Wolf and Hubert Sumlin. Hubert Sumlin told
Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc. Carol Marble that he fondly
remembered teaching Mickey to play.
Management - Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc.
Roscoe Robinson is available for Festivals, Special Events and
GOD'S LOVE LIFTED ME HIGHER by
ROSCOE ROBINSON AND THE BIRMINGHAM BLIND BOYS
ROSCOE ROBINSON IS ONE OF THE GREAT MUSICAL TALENTS
IN BOTH GOSPEL AND BLUES.
AMERICAN QUARTET HALL OF FAME - TWICE INDUCTED with
The Original Five Blind Boys of Mississippi and the The Blind Boys
MILLION SELLER R&B HIT in 1963 "That's Enough"
His first million seller was “That’s Enough” on the Scepter Label
recorded in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. He then went on to have
follow-up hits with “A Thousand Rivers” and “Do It Right Now.” He
has sung with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks of the
Patti LaBelle, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, and many
His gospel hits include “Sending Up My Timber”, "Lord You’ve
Been Good To Me”, and “Father I Stretch My Hand Up to Thee”.
After many years of singing with the “Original Five Blind Boys of
Mississippi,” he started singing with the Grammy award-winning
“Blind Boys of Alabama.”
He his first recording experience was in Jackson, Mississippi at
Rosco Robinson's extensive discography is found on All Music
Preview and Purchase God's Love Lifted Me Higher
|We work with other management companies, and booking
Management - Johnny Riley
Management - Mickey Rogers
Booking and/or Promotion - Carlise Guy with the NuBlu Band,
Jesse Robinson, Roscoe Robinson
|Listen to a clip from Crossroads of My Life by Johnny Riley to be
released in April 2015