(2017/West Tone) 16 tracks.
Neoprene Fedora chronicles Rockin’ Johnny Burgin’s move to California from Chicago. This time around he’s written 11 songs from surf to zydeco to gut-bucket blues to plain old party! The combination of his Chicago-based styles with some of the best musicians of the popping South Bay scene is intoxicating. Rockin’ Johnny’s seventh CD since 1998 shows an artist at the height of his powers as a songwriter, singer, and guitarist.
Rockin Johnny Burgin: guitar, vocal, harmonica Aki Kumar: harmonica, vocals Alabama Mike: guest vocals Kid Andersen: guitar, piano, electric piano, bass Nancy Wright: sax Bob Welsh: guitar, piano Vance Ehlers, Chris Matheos: bass Stephen Dougherty, June Core: drums Steve Willis: accordion Billy Wilson: rub board