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Robert Johnson at 100


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All-Star Tribute To Robert Johnson At 100 Adds Macy Gray, Chuck D, Living Colour, Robert Johnson's Grandson Rev. Steven Johnson And More, At Apollo Theater March 6

The Robert Johnson at 100 tribute at the Apollo Theater March 6 has added more A-list talent to the bill for the centennial celebration of the legendary bluesman including Macy Gray, Chuck D, Living Colour, James Blood Ulmer, Savion Glover, Pedrito Martinez Group, Otis Taylor, Sarah Dash, Dough Rollers, Sugar Blue, The Harlem Blues Choir, and The Rev. Steven Johnson, grandson of Robert Johnson. They're joining previously announced artists The Roots, Shemekia Copeland, Bettye LaVette, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo,' Sam Moore and Todd Rundgren. Directed by Joe Morton, the night will be lead by Musical Director Steve Jordan and special guest Jeffrey Wright.

President Obama recently honored Robert Johnson himself singing a rendition of 'Sweet Home Chicago' at The White House's Black History Month celebration, filmed for the PBS Special “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues," to air Feb 27.

Speaking about the tribute, producer Joe Morton explains, “This unique concert, steeped in the tradition of a barrelhouse, is an interweaving of Robert Johnson's genius as a musician with bits and pieces of his bedeviled life into a multi-faceted fabric laid out by a diverse group of impassioned artists."

Produced by Steve Berkowitz, Michael Dorf, Joe Morton and Patricia Watt in association with The Blues Foundation and Legacy Recordings, proceeds from the concert will go to The Blues Foundation and The Robert Johnson Foundation to provide funding for the building of The Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. More info on the Hall here:

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