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BLUES BRUNCH - Johnny Sansone Trio


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The 100 Men Hall hosts its Second Sunday BLUES BRUNCH featuring the best of blues music and the finest in dining all served in a historical setting. Sunday, July 9, from 11-1PM, the second installment of BLUES BRUNCH will feature the Johnny Sansone Trio. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Food for purchase and cash/credit bar. You can also reserve a table for an additional fee here

US blues artist Johnny Sansone started a recording career in 1987, and his new album, Into Your Blues, is produced on his own label Short Stack Records and features all self-penned songs. The 64-year-old singer and songwriter produced the 11-song set and plays a mean harmonica (his harp skills are heard on several movie soundtracks) and resonator guitar. The New Jersey bluesman has resided in New Orleans since 1990 and is also known for his Cajun and Zydeco gigs on accordion.

As a kid, Johnny started out on saxophone and moved on to harmonica and guitar before he decided a blues man he would be, after he saw a Howling Wolf show in Florida at the age of 12. He sat in with Honeyboy Edwards (Robert Johnson’s compatriot) at 13-years-old. During the 1970s Sansone studied with blues harmonica legends James Cotton and Jr. Wells. In the 1980s he toured with Ronnie Earl, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Rodgers and Robert Lockwood Jr.

He has won several awards over the years, and caught the eye and ear of Anders Osborne, and the pair began writing songs together. Osborne produced Sansone’s 2007 release “Poor Man’s Paradise.” In 2009, Sansone formed an acoustic trio with Osborne and guitarist John Fohl.

Brunch soul food for purchase by Big Bertha’s Catering and Kitchen. Bertha began cooking at four years old and knew at 18 years of age that food was her passion. Bertha and her family owned a full-service restaurant in Slidell, and seven years ago she came to Bay Saint Louis to start her own catering company, Big Bertha’s Kitchen and Catering. Her specialty is soul food, which is why flavor is her main ingredient. Big Bertha is a member of the 100 WOMEN DBA.

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