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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Don't Advertise Your Man - Lakota John & Layla Locklear with Cary Morin


John Lakota Locklear, 14 year old Native American (Lumbee) of Pembroke, North Carolina was 7 years old, when he started playing harmonica and 9 years old when he picked up his first guitar. He was intrigued by the sound of the slide guitar and wanted to learn to play. About a year and a half later, he bought himself a glass slide, placed it on his pinky finger and has been sliding ever since.

In July 2008, he was awarded a scholarship to Centrum’s Country Blues Festival in Port Townsend, WA, where he had the pleasure to join Mr. Phil Wiggins, the late Mr. John Cephas, and other talented musicians for a week of blues music sessions. In July 2009, he returned to Centrum’s Acoustic Blues Festival for another week of workshops and also local performing in the Port Townsend area. Lakota John is a featured solo performer at the Local Artists Blues Showcase where he is also accompanied by his sister Layla, (vocalist); his Dad, John (guitarist) and other well known local musicians that make up Lakota John & Friends. The Local Artists Blues Showcase is held at the HQ Public Library in Fayetteville, NC, and is hosted by Claudia Swartz and BeatHeart Productions. In 2009, he completed his first CD titled “Lakota John, Old Bluez That’z Newz To Me.”
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