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Combined efforts of Rawls, Toledo-area talent result in another Blues Music Award nomination

Combined efforts of Rawls, Toledo-area talent result in another Blues Music Award nomination

TOM HENRY The Blade thenry@theblade.com JAN 28, 2021     2:35 PM   Singer Johnny Rawls and Toledo-area talent have done it again: Their collective efforts have resulted in a Blues Music Award nomination for a second time. The BMAs are the blues equivalent of the Grammy awards. Mr. Rawls was nominated for his latest album, Where Have All the Soul Men Gone, which was reviewed in The Blade on Nov. 24. It was nominated for Soul Blues Album of the Year, and Mr. Rawls also was nominated for Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year. The winners will be announced during a virtual presentation...

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Johnny Rawls nominated for Artist of the Year | Soul Blues Category.

42nd Blues Music Awards Johnny Rawls

Johnny Rawls nominated for Artist of the Year | Soul Blues Category.

Third Street Cigar Records is proud to announce Johnny Rawls  42nd Soul Music Awards has been nominated for Artist of the Year Soul Blues Category  

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Living Blues reviews Johnny Rawls

Living Blues reviews Johnny Rawls

JOHNNY RAWLS Where Have All the Soul Men Gone? Third Street Cigar - No #  . This is soul man Johnny Rawls third outing for Ohio-based Third Street Cigar following closely on the heels of 2019's I  Miss Otis Clay and 2018's I'm Still Around It was recorded at Heyman Studios in Copenhagen (with overdubs added at Bigfoot Studios in Waterville, Ohio) in the course of Rawls' month-long European tour in early 2020 that also yielded Johnny Rawls Live in Europe on the Dutch CRS imprint. Like the live set, Rawis is backed here by the Ozdemirs, a German trio...

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Toledo Blade | Review WHERE HAVE ALL OF THE SOUL MEN GONE | Johnny Rawls. Third Street Cigar Records.

Toledo Blade  | Review WHERE HAVE ALL OF THE SOUL MEN GONE | Johnny Rawls. Third Street Cigar Records.

TOM HENRY The Blade thenry@theblade.com NOV 24, 2020 8:56 AM WHERE HAVE ALL OF THE SOUL MEN GONE   Johnny Rawls. Third Street Cigar Records. The Toledo-area connection with national blues recording artist Johnny Rawls continues on this delightful album, the third on Waterville-based Third Street Cigar Records. It's a breezy, fun album that grows on you for different reasons than the previous two discs. On the title track, Rawls — who performs guitar, keyboards, and vocals — pays tribute to soul singers of yesteryear, then explores some light, familiar, and always relevant songs on the rest of the disc,...

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Johnny Rawls review from Belgium | Rootstime.be

Johnny Rawls review from Belgium | Rootstime.be

https://www.rootstime.be/ There are also some irrefutable certainties in music. When you talk about the irresistible old-fashioned soul/blues man, singer-songwriter & guitarist & Blues Music Awards winner & producer/arranger, you end up with the now almost seventies “Ace of Spades”, “the Spadille” Johnny Rawls. Once upon a time, the term “soul blues” —the well-known mix of R&B, spiced with some gospel — was coined to describe Rawls's music. Influenced by the soul of the 60s and after working with O. V. Wright (1939-1980), James Carr (1942-2001) and Z. Z. Hill (1935-1984), Rawls has remained the modern soul man. Rawls has released...

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