Blues in
My Soul:
The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson

Original Artwork by Phillip Mcconnell

Blues in My Soul:
The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson

Mainstage Production
October 15-30, 2022

Mill Hill Playhouse

Written by David Robson

Directed by Ozzie Jones

 It's 1959. Chris, a local DJ, gets word that legendary jazz and blues musician Lonnie Johnson is working a low-wage job at a Philly hotel, forgotten. Once found, Lonnie, an early guitar hero who influenced the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, T-Bone Walker, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, and Eric Clapton, is reluctant to return to an industry that exploited and segregated his work before casting him aside. As the two men meet, conflicts arise, forcing each to reconcile issues of authenticity, injustice, and legacy. Based on a true story, Blues in My Soul is a celebration of an unsung American legend and the music that inspired generations.

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