Stevie J Blues is a Jackson, MS artist, As the son of a pastor his early musical training began in church. He started professionally in Gospel, then he moved into Southern Soul and Blues.
Stevie J Blues (Stephen Johnson) is steeped in the blues. He has style, voice, passion, creativity and is considered one of the top guitarist coming from Mississippi. Noticed by his peers he has been honored to be named Contemporary Male Blues Artist of the Year by Jus Blues Awards and Best New Artist by Southern Soul Blues Reader’s Poll. Stevie J & the Blues Eruption were also in the finals at the International Blues Challenge held each year in Memphis, TN.
All Access Magazine called Stevie J Blues a “limitless bluesman” because of his command of blues and also southern soul. He plays the Blues and Southern Soul music authentically and accurately.
Stevie J Blues has toured throughout the US and internationally.
Stevie J Blues has shared the stage with artists such as, Sir Charles Jones, TK Soul, Bobby Rush, Shirley Brown, the late Mel Waiters, Denise LaSalle, and many more. He toured with Bobby Rush throughout Switzerland and France.
Stevie J Blues recorded with Bobby Rush, Shirley Brown, Mel Waiters, Vick Allen, Denise LaSalle and Dorothy Moore to name a few. He recorded with Bobby Rush on his “Folk Funk” album in 2004, and was also featured with Rush on “Live at Ground Zero,” and Martin Scorsese’s series: “The Blues.” Recording
A sample of clubs where he has performed are Frank Jones Corner, Jackson, MS, Ground Zero, Clarksdale, MS; and B.B. King Blues Club, New Orleans, Louisiana where he was a member of the B.B. King’s Blues Club All-Star Band. Stevie J Blues also performed on B.B. King Cruises. He has performed on National and International Festivals.