Thursday, October 27, 2011

Big Storm - Cool John Ferguson

John was born in Beaufort, SC in 1953. He learned to play the guitar by the age of 3. By age 5, John played gospel music professionally and astounded musicians ten times his age. John was the featured entertainer for Lowcountry Sing on Channel 5, Charleston SC, for three years, appearing with three of his sisters, the Ferguson Sisters, an outstanding gospel trio.

Early in life John made a decision to follow his dream of becoming a renowned guitarist, pianist, and singer. He made his dream a reality. He has formed bands playing psychedelic music, rhythm and blues, pop and jazz. John’s fingers just seem to glide effortlessly across the guitar strings as his audience watch in amazement.

John has spent his life traveling where his music leads him. He has performed at many concerts and major blues festivals throughout the United States and abroad, including the Savannah Music Festival, Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors, Lucerne Blues Festival, and Switzerland’s Blues to Bop Festival, Australia’s Byron Bay Blues Festival, and many other festivals throughout the world.

John is very versatile. You never know what he’s going to play next. He seamlessly combines styles of gospel, blues, funk, country, jazz, and rhythm and blues. He has been active on tent revival circuits, played with LaFace Records of Atlanta, GA, and collaborated with several well-known artists throughout the world, including Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepard, BB King, Beverly Guitar Watkins, and the Stylistics. He has provided sound tracks for countless events. John was honored by Living Blues Magazine for two consecutive years as “Most Outstanding Guitarist.”
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