John Long Blues

John Long Blues



   Colorado Springs, CO

Delta Groove recording artist, Bluesman John Long, a veteran of the Colorado blues scene (1970s-2000) is relocating to Colorado from his home state of Missouri. Having returned to Mo. in 2001, John and wife have stayed in Colorado Spgs with family since 2008, usually May-Sept, while he performed his usual Colorado dates. John has performed throughout the US, in Canada & in 2017, played a 7 week tour in Germany & Austria, comprised of 16 cultural related engagements.

John appeared 4 times on NPR's long-running eTown, hosted by Nick Forster (of Hot Rize) and Helen Forster, most recently 12/2019. National radio/tv includes blues radio stations across the US, i.e. Strictly Blues IHEART/KRFX103.5/ KPAW92.9 blues vassal Kai Turner Denver; KGNU Boulder; KUCI So. Ca. Cure 4 Blues Doc Sheldon Abbott; KDHX in St. Louis; WRFG Good Morning Blues Atlanta Ga; Lancaster Live tv Lancaster Pa; Radio Bristol in Bristol Va/Tn; Blue Roots Denver tv.

'The Real Deal', traditional-style, Delta, Chicago influenced, country blues player are some descriptions applied to John Long (aka Johnny). All are accurate; he is unique; he is original tho' influenced by so many of the 'true originals'. Their influences flow thru his music, and he always gives 'those who went before, the Roots of this music' all the credit.

John also plays gospel venues. (1st United Methodist Church, Castle Rock, Co. Pastor Robb; Sac River Cowboy Church, Springfield, Mo Pastor Scotty; Our Savior's and Augustana Lutheran Churches in Denver, Pastor Berdahl etc.)

Guitar, Slide Guitar, Harmonica, Rack Harmonica, Vocals & Foot-Stomping come together to create the Full Sound from John Long. On some sets John will have special guests sit in, musicians who may have played in the Johnny Long Blues Band from his previous years working throughout Colorado.

As a Curbside Culture host site, you will be responsible for (1) providing electricity by running an extension cord to the performance location, and (2) gathering a small audience to enjoy the performance. Pricing and performance options are listed below, and all financial transactions should be conducted directly with the performer, in a mutually convenient manner. Pricing depends on type & location of venue (see estimates below):

  • $300-$500 for 1 set (45-60 min ea)
  • $500-$800 for 2 sets (45-90 min ea)
  • $1,000 for 3 sets (up to 4 hours total)



Launched in 2020 by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Curbside Culture brings the performing arts out into the community by facilitating small-scale live performances at private residences, business events, cultural venues, assisted living facilities, and neighborhood gatherings. Perfect for birthday parties, graduations, weddings, and a variety of special events, Curbside Culture offers community members an intimate and enjoyable cultural experience, and a meaningful way to help support local artists.

All Curbside Culture performing artists operate as Independent Contractors, and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is not responsible for their actions or the content of their performance. For questions about Curbside Culture, please contact the performing artist directly, or email