With a career that spanned over six decades, Texas Johnny Brown played or recorded with a virtual who’s who of the blues world, including Amos Milburn, Ruth Brown, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Junior Parker, Lavelle White, Buddy Ace and Joe Hinton. One of the all time beautiful blues classics, “Two Steps From The Blues,” was penned by Johnny and considered by many as one of the finest blues songs ever written. His CD, “Nothin’ But The Truth,” on his own Choctaw Creek Records, was nominated for a W.C. Handy Blues Award in 1999 for Comeback Album of the Year. Texas Johnny brown shared his music at the 7th Annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest, and became part of our family with his sly smile and warmth shared with the volunteers.
His accolades are many, but his true legacy lay behind his beautiful smile, warm heart and undying love for his family, fans and the music that brought all of us so much joy.
Final arrangements are pending. Please keep this blues giant and his family in your thoughts and prayers. May God bless Texas Johnny Brown.
- James Nagel (edited)
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These musicians have graced the T-Bone stage many times with the Diddley Squat Band. If you liked Diddley Squat, you will love The Jive Jumpers!
Along with being an award-winning radio DJ, "Big Gus" Samuelson is a darn fine band-leader. Swampadelic, his outfit of crack musicians, busts out a wealth of styles and, in a live setting, can really do it all: Western Swing, blues, honky-tonk and Cajun-flavored nuggets are sprinkled throughout their butt-shaking, recently released album, Parlangua. He has the tendency to play lead guitar for many of his good friends, lending his talents to such names as Hayes Carll, Gary P. Nunn, Deryl Dodd, Two Tons Of Steel, 1100 Springs, Billy Joe Shaver, Chris Knight, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Dave Mason, Robert Earl Keen, and many more. Big Gus was awarded “Best Radio DJ” in 2011 by the Dallas Observer. For the 2013 Academy of Texas Music Awards, he received the MyTexans Award.
You can visit Gus: http://www.biggusandswampadelic.com/