#601 Whitey Johnson

Whitey Johnson

Blues: Singer songwriter Gary Nicholson performs as his alternate persona “Whitey Johnson,” recorded during the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.

Whitey Johnson is a legendary blues artist from Texas, now living in Tennessee and touring worldwide. There are many versions of Whitey’s story, but one known fact is that his alternate persona known is Gary Nicholson. Nicholson has written songs that have been recorded by many of the greatest artists in blues and roots music including BB King, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Keb Mo, Greg Allman, Irma Thomas, the Neville Brothers, Gatemouth Brown, Arthur Alexander, John Mayall, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Jimmy Witherspoon, The Blues Brothers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Marcia Ball, and so many others.

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