Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Johnny King
Johnny King and Blues Legend Tony (TC) Coleman embarked on a musical endeavor to capture King’s catalog in its entirety. They discovered Skip Brown’s Final Tracks Studios in downtown Roanoke, Virginia, and started making musical history all over again! The Multi-Disk Project has grown to include five separate disks, spanning across five different genres!
Tony Coleman performed live for the first time ever in Clifton Forge, Virginia, on October 18, 2019, at the Historic Masonic Theatre. Tony lead the band on vocals and drums, playing blues standards and select songs from his latest album!
This show has been arranged as a result of Johnny and Tony’s friendship that has developed throughout the years. After phone calls they arranged to meet in Las Vegas, Nevada in August of 2010. Tony previously joined Johnny in his band for a farewell show at Freebird Live! in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. They also performed at the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, as Johnny King and Friends in 2017.
Tony and Johnny were both mourning the loss of BB King, which opened up the hurt of one of their other favorite musicians, Buddy Miles, who played on Johnny King’s album Dance Around It. As a result, you heard some tributes to BB King and Buddy Miles. They share common musical tastes.
Tony and Johnny also began to finally record their original music together. They managed to record some tracks on a new album at Final Tracks Studios in Roanoke, Virginia in the days following the performance.
Incidentally, a new song later arose from the October 18, 2019 show that was created from Tony candidly speaking to the audience on stage. The song later became “Political Blues” and included Grammy Award winner and fellow Blues Legend Bobby Rush on lead vocals and harmonica!