Soul Blues Legend Johnny Rawls will bring his music to Northern California on Friday, July 2 at 7:30 pm at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center in Dunsmuir. The concert will be held outside on the patio. In the event of a heat wave, we will bring the concert indoors. Advanced Tickets $15 can be purchased Via Paypal Here with debit or credit. Tickets at the door will be $20, cash only.
Johnny Rawls is from Purvis, Mississippi, a small town with about 2,000 residents near Hattiesburg. While still in high school he played guitar with soul music greats Little Johnny Taylor, The Sweet Inspirations, Joe Tex and ZZ Hill. Rawls hooked up with a true legend when he became bandleader for O.V. Wright, working and learning with the man many consider the finest deep soul singer of them all. After Wright died in 1980, Rawls led the O.V. Wright band for 13 years, touring and backing up B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and and Little Milton.