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Jumpin' Johnny Sansone to lead off 2015 ARMSchair series

Date: 4/19/2015
From: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Kiwanis Park / Old Alabama Town

ARMS kicks off another year of great music with Jumpin' Johnny Sansone at its first ARMSchair outdoor concert of 2015. at Old Alabama Town. Music starts at 7 and admission is free (donations welcome at the gate!) RAIN or SHINE. If it rains, we'll move inside!
From New Orleans to the world Johnny is known for his blistering electric harmonica tone, award winning song writing, Swamp, Roots, Americana Accordion and Larger than Life stage presence. Johnny's music career has brought him from his early professional years backing up Chicago blues legends, Jimmy Rodgers, Robert Jr Lockwood, John Lee Hooker to fronting Ronnie Earl's Broadcasters in the 1980's.

In the 1990's he was in the front seat to help pioneer the new brand of roots music that was brewing up in New Orleans with bands like the Iguana's, Anders Osborne and the Subdudes. Now after a Grammy nomination, nine Blues Music award nominations (winning song of the year 2012) .A Juno Award Fifteen Best of the Beat awards, Seven Big easy awards, Johnny continues to forge forward on worldwide tours with his band,.

As a solo artist and as a member of New Orleans super group The Voice of The Wetlands All Stars, featuring the leading legends of New Orleans music, including Dr. John, Cyril Neville, and Tab Benoit. From playing with The Edge of U2, To Recording Changui music in Santiago, Cuba with soprano sax great Jane Bunnett, to backing up America’s greatest song writer Randy Newman, film scores for Rodger Coreman, HBO's Treme and countess other sessions, Johnny continues to show no limit to his life's work and love of music.

“The Night the Pie Factory Burned Down” was nominated for song of the year
Sanson won 2013 Best Harmonica Player, New Orleans Best of the Beat Awards

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