National Blues Artist John D'Amato Comes To Decatuer | WGLT

Event Details

  • August 13, 2017
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

NATIONAL BLUES ARTIST JOHN D’AMATO TO PERFORM AT POP’S PLACE DECATUR, IL Memphis, TN, July 27, 2017– Memphis/Nashville Blues Artist John D’Amato will be bringing his brand of hard rocking soulful blues to Pop’s Place on Sunday 8/13 @ 3:00 p.m. John released his latest CD “Born Blue: The Sun Sessions” to radio in March of 2016 and since that time not only has it reached #5 on “The Roots Music Report Blues Rock Song Charts”, it has been nominated for an Independent Blues Award in the “Best Blues Rock Song” category and landed at #10 on “The WHMB Top 100 CD’s of 2016”. The title of John’s latest release is both informational: since the CD was recorded at the world famous “Sun Studios” in Memphis and autobiographical: John was literally “Born Blue” at birth due to a congenital heart defect, as a result John had to be monitored closely and tested frequently. His childhood seemed like an endless routine of doctor visits and hospital stays until he reached the age of nine when an experimental procedure corrected his disorder. During that time, the two things that helped him through those rough times were God and his older sisters’ guitar. He would pick it up, on his darkest days and just play. Eventually he got his own guitar and started writing down how he felt at the time, and putting it to music. Amongst the great blues songwriters, childhood misadventures can be the ultimate inspiration for the blues. These songs will not only grab you musically, but lyrically as well The successful reception of John’s 1st CD, “Ain’t No Big Deal”, sparked a slew of performances with many blues notables such as: B. B. King, Billy Cox, Eric Gales and Joe Louis Walker. Joe Louis Walker was so impressed with John’s ability, he asked John to make a guest appearance on his first Alligator records release. John was also selected as one of “Guitar Player Magazine’s Editors Top 8” John’s soulful vocal style, coupled his incendiary guitar playing, promise to give you one soulful, high energy, blues show. John will be performing on Sunday August 13 at 3:00 p.m. at 4335 W Main St, Decatur, IL 62522. John will be available for interviews. Please contact Doc at 615-394-1252 or

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