The Jeremiah Johnson Band

Six Springs Presents

The Jeremiah Johnson Band

Michael Milligan and Texiana Bluez

Fri Mar 8

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$10.00 - $15.00

The Jeremiah Johnson Band - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Jeremiah Johnson Band
Born and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life. He began learning guitar at age 6, drawing inspiration from his rich St. Louis blues heritage and legendary guitarists, like Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton and Hank Williams Sr. and Jr. With these influences, Johnson began building his musical foundation.

After relocating to Houston, TX, in 1999, Johnson finished in first place for three consecutive years at the Houston Regional Blues Challenges, sponsored by the Houston Blues Society. Johnson returned to St. Louis in 2009, and merged Texas style with STL blues to create the unique sound you hear today. The 10 years Johnson lived and performed in Texas changed his musical style in ways you can still hear in his music today.

In 2011, Johnson was the proud winner of the St. Louis Blues Society IBC Challenge and went on to the semifinals to represent St. Louis in Memphis, TN. One year later, Sirius XM's B.B. King’s Bluesville picked up the Jeremiah Johnson Band, where they can be heard nationwide, and they have been playing his music ever since. You can also hear Jeremiah Johnson on Touch Tunes Jukeboxes in bars/clubs across the US and on radio stations around the world.
In September 2014, Johnson filmed his docu-concert, Ride the Blues, directed by Australian Producer/Director Gary Glenn, at the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Burlington, IA. The film is live music video about Johnson’s rise to prominence, featuring intimate interview segments, still photography, guitar solos and stunning vocals. Donations from concert attendees were generously given to the theater and to the National Blues Museum, connecting Johnson’s roles of musician and music advocate.
Grind, Johnson’s fifth CD, produced by Devon Allman, features Grammy award winner Yonrico Scott on drums. Grind has been featured on SiriusXM's B.B. King’s Bluesville, and on the international radio show “Confessing the Blues”, broadcasting on 50 stations in 10 countries worldwide. Grind reached the #8 slot on the Billboard Blues Charts the week of November 7th, 2015.
Johnson's sixth studio album, Blues Heart Attack, was released worldwide on July 22, 2016. This unique record is a blend of Johnson’s entire musical career. “It’s a combination of our earlier works, and then Grind,” he explained. “There’s horns and keyboard reminiscent of Brand Spankn’ Blues, but also some heavy guitar driven tracks. It’s the evolution of everything in a Blues Heart Attack.” Special guest performers include Tom ‘Papa’ Ray on harmonica, and Nathan Hershey on keys. Blues Heart Attack reached #5 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
March of 2018, Mike Zito will be producing Jeremiah Johnson's new CD release. The band is headed to Texas to MARZ Studio with more than two handfuls of killer new original rockin blues tunes and Mike Zito producing! Mike is currently nominated for Two BMA Awards! Mike has produced albums for Samantha Fish, Laurence Jones, Albert Castiglia and others. He tours extensively in the USA, Canada and Europe. He has been honored with multiple Blues Music Awards over the past 10 years.
On 8-24/18, STRAITJACKET, Johnson’s newest release produced by Mike Zito on RUF RECORDS debuted #1 on iTunes and #6 Billboard Blues Charts. The band is currently building off the early success of STRAITJACKET and working hard to bring the live show International!
Johnson performs with Benet Schaeffer (drums), Frank Bauer (sax & backing vocals), and Tom Maloney (bass/slide guitar), Tony Anthonis (bass) bringing the Jeremiah Johnson Band to its highest level to date. It's safe to say this is going to be a huge year for the band. 2018 is going to rock!
Michael Milligan and Texiana Bluez - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Michael Milligan and Texiana Bluez
Michael Milligan and TEXIANA BLUEZ describe their unique sound as "Texas Blues with Louisiana Attitude". This is what happened when they combined their ethnic mixture of original sounds.
Front man / Lead singer/Harp Player MIICHAEL MILLIGAN, raised in Angleton, Texas with roots In Louisiana, has been a working musician since the early 70's. Playing out of Iowa(Midwest Circuit), Colorado(Northwest Circuit) and Houston(Southeast Circuit) as a Lead Singer and Drummer. Moving to Austin in 1990 Michael then became a front man for the band "Memphis Train"and from 2000 thru 2004 was the front man for "DELTA ROUX" playing in the states and in Western Europe releasing two C.D.'s thru the "TAXIM" Label out of Germany.
In 2000 Miichael began playing Harmonica and very quickly became one of the premire Harp players in Austin. Since 2005, the band has played over 900 gigs all over Texas and beyond.. From Alpine to Dallas, Nashville to San Angelo and in between, the group has been gaining a true blues following of fans and friends. In 2006 MICHAEL recorded and released the first studio CD called 'GOING UP' on the Indie Label Doc Blues Records. The second C.D. "HOLDIN' ON" was released in 2007. He has opened bigger shows as well with names like: Johnny Winter, Jerry LaCroix, Derek O'Brien, David Grissom, Nick Curran, Gary Clark Jr., Anson Funderberg, Whitey Johnson, Vallejo, Miss Lavelle White and others. MICHAEL MILLIGAN'S composing and lyric talents haven't gone unnoticed by the local, national and international media as well with glowing reviews in Blues Review Magazine, Blues Matters, Music News-Houston. The Bastop-Smithville Times music editor Terry Haggerty raved about the combo in another shining 'Live Performance' review on May 22, 2008. MICHAEL MILLIGAN is know as "THE VOICE" on 6th Street and very often compared to the vocal stylings of Junior Medlow.
When the new Austin Blues Society was created and had a monthly ABS open blues jam at Antones originally hosted by MICHAEL MILLIGAN and in 2009 for the first time ever, Austin held the local International Blues Society Competition. From all the worthy entries, MICHAEL MILLIGAN was judged the best act to represent Austin, Texas for the 2009 IBC Finals in Memphis,Tennessee. In 2012 Michael retuned to the I.B.C. competition representing the San Angelo Blues Society.
On June 16th 2011 MICHAEL MILLIGAN was honored by the Austin City Council by proclaiming that day as "MICHAEL MILLIGAN DAY" in Austin, Texas.
Now MICHAEL MILLIGAN will be releasing his third C.D. entitled 'MY TIME' in 2012. Michael's songwriting prowless has hit a new level and is well represented on the new release"MY TIME".
Since 2005, MICHAEL MILLIGAN has refined his sound while playing venues in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, San Antonio, Corpus Christi,Victoria, Port Aransas and beyond.

"Milligan really is a superb vocalist, able to deliver a lyric with meaning and passion"
says AndySnipper of" Music Matters"(U.K.)

"Unique band sound with an overflowing passion for Texas and Louisiana music. Mike Milligan is a creative song writer."
La Hora Del Blues(Spain)
Venue Information:
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081