Blue monday: 5, May - John Primer ( played 16(!) years in Muddy Water's Band) at Muddy's Club in Weinheim/Bergstraße.
Actually John was only with Muddy for 2 years. His last 2 years of his life.
He's a amazing artist, and loves to tour, if he could be on the road all year he would be. I've known John since 1997 and seen him about 50 times now. He comes to Indy a lot. Not like he used to as they don't book him like they used to here, but he gets here 2-3 times a year.
If you ever see where Muddy Waters is joined by the Rolling Stones in Chicago John's in that concert.
Muddy is playing the checkerboard lounge, and there's like nobody in the place. (kind of sad actually) and about 2 songs in, the stones who will be playing a huge concert the next day just show up and sit right in the front.
Muddy's playing and calls up one of the guys, (Mick i think) and he comes up and one by one the stones come up on the stage. You see Muddy turn around to John and he says something. I asked John "what did he say to you?" He said " no matter what happens, you don't leave this stage, you stay here and play"
And Every guy in Muds band is replaced EXCEPT John, and he's playing guitar with Keith the rest of the concert!
John has a movie coming out about his life... If you have any place that would have him, post it i'll let his wife know. He loves touring and he's 71 so get to see him while you can.
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