Jonn Del Toro Richardson with Kaz Kazanoff

Jonn Del Toro Richardson with Kaz Kazanoff

Thu · September 7, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


Jonn Del Toro Richardson with Kaz Kazanoff
Jonn Del Toro Richardson with Kaz Kazanoff
Blues Music Award winner guitar ace Jonn Del Toro Richardson has recently emerged as one of the most exciting blues guitar talents of his generation. Jonn got his start at an early age, having grown up in a musical family in Houston Texas. Once he heard the blues, he knew he had found his place. Richardson’s partnership with Diunna Greenleaf and his role in the Blue Mercy Blues Band included winning the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in 2005. That same competition Richardson was honored with the Albert King Award, as the most promising blue guitarist of the competition.

Jonn has released two CDs with other artists. In 2011 Jonn released Time Slips on By with Rich DelGrosso to great reviews. It garnered a Blues Blast Nomination for best Traditional Album and was named one of the top 100 blues CDs by Billboard Magazine of 2011. In 2013 Jonn teamed up with Sean Carney to release Drivin’ Me Wild. This album also got great reviews as served as the basis for several European tours.

In November 2015 Jonn released his first solo Album, the award winning Tengo Blues. Produced by Answon Funderburgh this effort charted in the top 10 blues charts for months and garnered rave reviews throughout the country. It also and earned him a Blues Blast Award nomination for best new artist in 2016. In May 2017 Jonn won the Blues Music Award from The Blues Foundation for Best New Artist Debut Award for Tengo Blues!

Jonn Del Toro Richardson continues to tour extensively both in the U.S. and Europe.
Venue Information:
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701