Bluesman Johnny Rawls to Play 2 Nights at Raymond’s

What: Soul-bluesman Johnny Rawls
When: – Correction – Barbecue begins at 8 p.m. 7 p.m., music at 8:30 9 p.m.
Where: Raymond’s Libations, 2941 E Center St., Anderson

Internationally-renowned soul-bluesman Johnny Rawls is playing a two-night stand at Raymond’s in Anderson this weekend, Friday and Saturday (July 1 and 2). He’ll be backed up by locals Ron Adams on drums, Patrick Sullivan on bass and Derral Campbell on tenor sax.

Johnny Rawls is a major talent, headlining blues shows everywhere. He is a great singer and songwriter, but his guitar prowess can’t be forgotten. This is a rare opportunity to see a “real deal” blues guy up close, here at home.

Whole Hog will be cooking the barbecue, serving at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 9.

Meanwhile, Raymond just knocked a wall out and doubled the size of his club, moving the stage and dancing area into the new room, furthering his hard work establishing a blues and jazz club in Anderson.

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Barbara Stone says:

    We are really looking forward to hearing this guy play and I can't wait to have some more of Hog Heaven's cole slaw and pulled pork!

  2. Avatar Derral Campbell says:

    Looks like I got the time(s) wrong – Raymond's Libations on FaceBook says the barbecue starts at 7, Johnny at 9.

  3. Avatar Derral Campbell says:

    Thanks, Kimberly, for the help with "getting the word out." Last night was a lot of fun for a lot of people. "Magic" Michael Plank of the Blues Rollers sat in on harmonica, and tonight Bill Reuss is bringing his keyboards. The new room is great for dancing, nice A/C, and Johnny Rawls is playing great music. And singing it.