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The Whitey Johnson Band at Rockbox Theater

July 16, 2023 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Whitey Johnson Band at Rockbox Theater

Gary Nicholson is a number one hit songwriter, two time Grammy winning producer, recording artist, world traveling performer, and session guitarist. At The Rockbox Theater during the Afternoon Blues, Gary will perform as his alternate persona, Whitey Johnson, featuring his blues songs and giving him the opportunity to play some Texas blues electric guitar.

Gary was inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2011. There are over six hundred recordings of his songs in various genres including country, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and pop.

In addition to his two Grammy winning records with Delbert McClinton, he has produced records for Billy Joe Shaver, Marcia Ball, The Judds, Wynonna, Pam Tillis, T Graham Brown, Chris Knight, Seth Walker and many others. As a guitarist he has played live and recorded with Delbert McClinton, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark, Bobby Bare, Joe Ely, Bo Diddley, and others. His songs have been included in many major motion pictures and television, the song “Falling and Flying” is featured in the Oscar winning film “Crazy Heart” performed by Jeff Bridges.

He has appeared at many prestigious venues including The Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe, (Nashville, Tn), Austin City Limits Theater, Antones, The Cactus Cafe, The Saxon Pub, (Austin Tx), The Dosey Doe, Woodlands, Tx, The Bottom Line, NYC, The Birchmere, Alexandria Va., Knuckleheads, Kansas City, Mountain Stage, West Virginia, Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland, and so many others.

He has performed on Delbert McClinton’s Sandy Beaches cruise for twenty four years and on the Joe Bonamassa Keeping the Blues Alive Cruise.

Come out to Rockbox Theater and enjoy “Whitey Johnson” singing the blues!