Black Magic Johnson

Black Magic Johnson

Black Magic Johnson

Blues, R&B, Soul
From: Edinburg, IL, United States

Band Members

  • Alexis Rodgers - Guitar player
  • Dan Grover - Guitar player
  • Bob Hagler - Bass player
  • Willie Christmon - Bass player
  • Frank Parker - Trumpet player

About Band

Black Magic Johnson has been known for his fun collection of southern delta and Chicago new age blues. He may have been pumping originals and covers for only the past 15 years but he’s been playing the blues for over 25 years with some of the old greats like “Eddie Snow & the Snow Flakes, Oysters Rockefeller, Tom Irwin and many other music groups.  The players in his band, Dan Grover, Alexis Rodgers, Robert Hagler and Willie Chrismon, bring over 50 years of experience to the table. Also BMJ has opened for some of the greatest blues acts around today such as KOKO Taylor, David Dee, Lonnie Brooks and Ronnie Baker Brooks just to name a few. In 2004, 2005 and 2007. BMJ was nominated as one of the best blues act in central Illinois and performed at the Great Performers of Illinois concert at Chicago’s Millennium Park with KOKO Taylor, David Dee and many more in 2006. BMJ recorded their first CD titled Food for Thought in 2004 and is currently working on a new one for 2011. In 2010 BMJ became the official blues band of the Springfield Milers Motorcycle Club and the most popular act among other Motorcycle Clubs and Blues Societies throughout Illinois and Iowa and other surrounding states. 



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