Lonnie Johnson

Born: 
02/08/1899
City: 
New Orleans
Region: 
Louisiana
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/16/1970
Years Active: 
1917-1970
Instruments: 
Guitar, Violin, Vocals
Played With: 

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Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson was an American blues and jazz singer/guitarist and songwriter who pioneered the role of jazz guitar and is recognized as the first to play single-string guitar solos. Johnson was not only one of the few black blues musicians invited to be 'guest featured' on a number of jazz recording sessions, he was also one of the only classic 1920's blues artists to have a revived a high-charting career after WWII.