SEP 201714

Jonn Del Toro Richardson Catfish Lou's

DOORS OPEN: 11:00 am
EVENT BEGINS: 8:00 pm

Venue Information

Catfish Lou's

2460 NW 24th Ave.
Portland, OR 97210

503-227-5384

Description

Jonn Del Toro Richardson

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Door Opens: 11:00am
Event Begins: 8:00pm

Venue Website: Catfish Lou's

Band Website: Jonn Del Toro Richardson

Jonn Del Toro Richardson got his start at an early age, having grown up in a musical family. His grandmother and her siblings played in a touring mariachi band playing regionally through the Southeast and Southwest. After watching his uncles play at family gatherings, he picked up a guitar in his early 20s. On a diet of Country, Motown, R&B, Classic rock and various other genres, Jonn continued learning his chosen instrument and he worked in various bands playing all types of music.

Once he heard the blues, he knew he had found his place. Richardson’s partnership with Diunna Greenleaf and his role in the Blue Mercy Blues Band and the support of the Blue Shoe Project in Dallas TX led them to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in 2005.  That same competition Richardson was honored with the Albert King Award, the most promising blue guitarist of the competition.

In 2007 Jonn played on the Grammy winning album The Last of the Mississippi Delta Blues Men.  He continues Perkins’ legacy by working with the Pinetop Perkins Foundation. You can hear his influences on his various recordings and live. Richardson has had the pleasure to work with players such as Diunna Greenleaf, Otis Taylor, Bob Margolin, Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Bob Stroger, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Anson Funderburgh, Ronnie Earl, Rich Del Grosso,  and many, many more.

In 2007 Jonn played on the Grammy winning album The Last of the Mississippi Delta Blues Men.  He continues Perkins’ legacy by working with the Pinetop Perkins Foundation. You can hear his influences on his various recordings and live. Richardson has had the pleasure to work with players such as Diunna Greenleaf, Otis Taylor, Bob Margolin, Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Bob Stroger, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Anson Funderburgh, Ronnie Earl, Rich Del Grosso,  and many, many more.

In November 2015 Jonn released his first solo Album, Tengo Blues.  Produced by Answon Funderburgh this effort charted in the top 10 blues charts for months and garnered rave reviews throughout the country.  It also and earned him a Blues Blast Award nomination for best new artist in 2016.

In May 2017 Jonn won the Blues Music Award from The Blues Foundation for Best New Artist Debut Award for Tengo Blues!

Jonn Del Toro Richardson continues to tour extensively both in the U.S. and Europe.

Tickets Non Refundable

Reserved Seat- $10
(Please be aware that only advanced purchase tickets have guaranteed seating.  Please also note that seat assignments are given based on time of purchase & you could be assigned to share a table.  If you want to sit with a particular person, it is recommended that you buy tickets together. Phone reservations are not available for this event.)

Door- $10 (General admission tickets WILL be available at the door, but seating cannot be guaranteed)