Big Llou Johnson

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Big Llou JohnsonBig Llou Johnson - With a personality as big as his deep bass voice..“Big Llou" is one of Chicago's most sought after voice and on-camera talents. Playing tenor sax since the age of 11 and reporting his high school news from Chicago's WVON, performing has become 2nd nature to this former talent agent. Big Llou has been in several stage plays and has recorded hundreds of tv and radio spots for brands such as White Castle , Kraft easy mac, McDonalds and many more from his broadcast quality ISDN equipped studio.

His film credits include “Lets go to Prison” both "Barbershop" films and the recently released “Nothing Like the Holidays. He has also appeared in such TV shows as “Ballers” on BET and “Mix It Up” for Courtney Cox on the “WE” and as “Pete the Horse” in the animated series “Jasper the Mule”.

Big Llou has performed overseas with his gospel quartet group “Phava”, The Oak Park Concert Chorale, Sue Conway’s Victory Singers and "A Piece of my Soul..the story of American Gospel". He also perform on and co-produced "The LongShot Sessions -The Soul of R&B" for DaMan Records and sung with Polish vocalist/actor Dorota Jarema on her CD “SONI” in Warsaw. He is also featured on the folk music CD “Bound to Go” with Chicago folk music icon Andrew Calhoun and is currently working on his first solo CD project on the DaMan label.

Whether he’s hosting “The Blues Music Awards” or “The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise”, Big Llou Johnson brings the fun! As the beloved voice of B.B. Kings Bluesville on Sirius Satellite Radio, “Big LLou” as he is affectionately called, is heard by over two million listeners weekly. Not only is he giving the “Top 10 Commandments of the Blues” he’s got the blues “bad” with the release of his long awaited solo album “They Call Me Big LLou” on Goldenvoice Audio Recordings . It’s an entertaining mix of soul and blues backed by some of Chicago’s best musicians.

Having appeared as a guest vocalist on projects in the US and Europe, this Chicago native’s influences include the likes of Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf and the great Paul Robeson. He pays tribute to Barry White with Keith Stewart’s bluesy arrangement of Your Sweetness is My Weakness but Big LLou is no copycat. A renaissance man, Big LLou has appeared in several films including Barbershop 1 and 2. He has shared the stage with such notables as Billy Branch, Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship and Albertina Walker. He’s a sought after voice over artist and will star in the stage play “Nothin’ But The Blues” on the Oct-2012 Blues Cruise. Currently accepting performance and
hosting engagements for the 2012 FESTIVAL SEASON. The Voice Extraordinaire!

Call: INTREPID ARTISTS INT’L. INC. 704.358.4777 www.intrepidartists.com



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