Friday, January 4, 2008
Clarion Ledger: "Clarksdale bluesman James Johnson - better known as Super Chikan - has plenty to crow about. A fixture of his hometown's thriving blues scene, Johnson has toured the world, won five Living Blues Critics' Awards, was nominated for a 1998 W.C. Handy Award and was a recipient of a 2004 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. His down-home singing style, coupled with razor-sharp lyrical wit and unparalleled guitar playing (often on his own "chi-can-tars" he invented), have made him a favorite of blues fans from his backyard to France. Johnson will be the featured artist along with Jackson's Bobby Rush Revue at an after party for the Mississippi Blues Marathon at Hal & Mal's Saturday. Johnson recently spoke to the Clarion-Ledger [Read the Interview Here] while preparing for a big New Year's Eve party at Ground Zero in Clarksdale."