Rockin’ Johnny plays Friday on San Juan Ridge |

Rockin’ Johnny plays Friday on San Juan Ridge

Rusty Zinn accompanies Rockin’ Johnny at Friday’s concert
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Who: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin and Rusty Zinn

Where: the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center 17894 Tyler Foote Road

530 265 2826

When: Friday, Oct. 7; Doors: 7:30 p.m. Show 8 p.m.

Cost: $18 members $20 others

Tickets: online at and at the door

Drinks served

Rockin’ Johnny Burgin returns to the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on the San Juan Ridge Friday with West Coast guitarist and blues/reggae artist Rusty Zinn.

The show starts at 8 pm. at the center at 17894 Tyler Foote Road.

The duo will playtwo hours of Johnny’s take on classic Chicago, electric blues, his own compositions — and cutting Rusty loose on a few numbers.

Rockin’ Johnny has fronted his own band in Chicago for many years, is beloved by blues purists and blues lovers everywhere he performs.

Johnny paid his dues early on backing blues greats Sam Lay (Butterfield Blues band), Pinetop Perkins (Muddy Waters Band), Taildragger and others.

He has six CDs out, including some on the most prestigious blues label from the 1960s, Delmark.

Rusty Zinn came on the blues scene in the SF Bay Area in the late 1980s backing blues greats Carey Bell and most notably Pinetop Perkins for several years.

While still a blues musician, Rusty has branched out and also performs and records classic reggae, ska and rock steady for RockBeat records.

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