DELTA BLUESMEN ZEKE JOHNSON
ZEKE WORDS TO KIERAN HILBERT & FRIENDS
I want to post this while it’s pre- bedtime in Germany so the honorees can read it in real time. It’s rare, I guess, to hit a career plateau in one’s 70s, but ‘17 and ‘18 filled that for me. Last year it was Memphis in May, repeated this year. Really, friends, I had recinciled myself to its never happening.
Three days later: recording at Sun, one solo and one with Kieran Hilbert &
Friends. SUN, you dig? I was 12 when Rock ‘n’ Roll broke loose, 12 when I heard Elvis live a week before HE broke loose. I began following him kn 1954.
Kieran made it happen. Called it an ‘historic’ night at Sun, treated me like a star, called me ‘legend’. Well, this legend ( Blush) is saying Kiri and pals are the real deal too. Germany or Germantown, they play the BLUES!
The brotherhood of the Blues has me quoting Martin Luther,
Ein feste burg ist unser Gott!
Dankeschoen, mein freunde!
ZEKE JOHNSON (Memphis Tenessee)