Big Jackís Birthday Party Rocks

Press Release - 08/01/2014
Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
Panny Mayfield, publicist


The Sunflower River Blues Festivalís tribute to Big Jack Johnson got an early start when Red Paden and Angenette Johnson hosted a birthday party for the Oilman Friday night, Aug. 1.

With news of the party spreading fast, Redís Blues Club was packed with family, friends, and international visitors from Switzerland.

ďJackís actual birthday was Wednesday, July 30, but we decided to wait til Friday because live music was booked,Ē says Johnsonís wife, Angenette.

Musical phenom Kingfish, the Space Cowboys, Anthony Sherrod, and Harvel Thomas threw down a rocking show. At the break, birthday cake was served.

The official Big Jack Johnson festival tribute is scheduled August 8-9.

Sherrod on drums and Kingfish playing Guitarist Anthony Sherrod is all smiles playing drums behind his former student, Kingfish, and the amazing 15-year-old delivers a performance worthy of Big Jackís birthday celebration.
Photo by Panny Flautt Mayfield
Outside Redís Blues Club, Big Jack Johnson birthday planners include Red Paden, Angenette Johnson, and Ellis Coleman
who are joined later by Anthony Sherrod and the birthday cake.
Photo by Panny Flautt Mayfield
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