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Whitey Johnson Band @ Norton Buffalo Hall •WEST•


Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Whitey Johnson Band @ Norton Buffalo Hall •WEST•

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Norton Buffalo Hall •WEST•


Two-time Grammy winner and

Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee

Gary Nicholson's

Whitey Johnson Band

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 7PM

Doors open at 6:30PM

Refreshments / Drinks Available

Tickets $20

Whitey Johnson Band


“...a prodigious talent..” — Nashville Scene

About Whitey Johnson:

Whitey Johnson is a recently discovered blues singer/songwriter/guitarist from Texas, now living in Tennessee and performing worldwide. There are various stories about Whitey's past, he has made his living making music for well over thirty years, yet has remained relatively unknown, having only recently recorded his debut album. But one known fact is that under the pseudonym Gary Nicholson his songs have been recorded by such blues greats as BB King, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo, Delbert McClinton, Gatemouth Brown, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Shemeka Copeland, John Mayall and many others. He also won a Grammy as producer of the Best Contemporary Blues Record 2001, Delbert McClinton"s "Nothing Personal".

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Whitey describes his style as " Feel Better Blues" with songs such as "Use the Blues (to make you feel better)", "Worry Be Gone", "Leap of Faith", and "Better off with the Blues". He learned to play guitar watching Texas legends Freddy King, Lightnin Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, then fell in love with Robert Johnson, Muddy and Wolf and the songs of Willie Dixon. He brings a deep respect for all his heroes to his own style. His band includes Colin Linden, Tom Hambridge, and Dave Roe who all have many credits having worked with artists such as Chuck Berry, Johnny Winter, Lynryd Skynrd, Johnnny Cash, and many others.

Why Whitey? Whitey Johnson was born when Gary Nicholson wrote a short story about an amazing guitar player he saw perform at a fair in his hometown Garland, Texas. This guitarist, who covered everyone from BB King to Jimi Hendrix, was a black albino and his family called him Whitey. At the end of the story Whitey dies when a church is burned by the Klan. Now when Nicholson performs as Whitey he invokes the spirit of the blues music he has loved all his life. With deepest respect for all the great founding fathers of the blues, and songs that reflect his own unique point of view, Whitey Johnson lives on.

Doors open for seating at 6:30PM. Delicious refreshments and a no host bar will be available throughout the night.

Coming up:


• Sat, Mar. 23, 7PM | Whitey Johnson

• Sat, Apr 9, 7PM | Don Ross (Canada) @ MONCA

• Fri, Apr 12, 7PM | Claude Bourbon (U.K.)

• Sat, May 11, 7PM | Motoshi Kosako @ MONCA

• Sat, May 25, 6PM | Recuerdos de Paradise (L.A. Guitar Quartet, Adam del Monte (Flamenco), Jack Cima (Flamenco), Berto Boyd (Flamenco)) @ PPAC

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Chico Guild Hall
2775 Nord Avenue
Chico, CA 95973

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Located at the Chico Guild Hall, 2775 Nord Ave in Chico.

Norton Buffalo Hall was the home of Paradise Community Guilds, an historic, non-profit, community-based service organization promoting the values of sustainability and stewardship.

Chico Community Guilds has graciously allowed us to honor our music events at Chico Guild Hall under the name "Norton Buffalo Hall WEST" while we pull together the resources to rebuild in Paradise.

Membership is open to all, and the public is generally welcome to attend all Guilds events.

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