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Johnny Rawls at Whitefish

Category: Reviews: Shows, Artists, CDs ,Venues
Date: 3/18/2004
Time: 12:29:58 AM
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March 4 Johnny's 3-piece ensemble appeared at the Paddle & Axe (formerly Seranno's)in Whitefish with special guest Steve (Big Daddy) Kelley. From the start the standing room crowd could hear the great sound mix and feel the elctricity of the live presence of this amazing group of musicians. I knew right away that it would be one to remember. Johhny didn't dissappoint anyone that night. Johnny takes in the crowd and gives that feedback weight at certain times. The crowd grooved on that. He also gave deference to Big Daddy flashing occasional looks to the rest of the travelling trio seemingly to say..."Check it out...this guy is the real deal!" It's a bad habit of mine but my rating system always includes the peer comparison so I would peg Johhny as 'A Milwaukee Blues Man meets Jackson Mississippi'. Look for more shows at the new venue.

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