James 'Super Chikan' Johnson

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James Super Chikan Johnson

Tin Top Shack

Free Range

Work Train

She's Stingy with It

Don't Tell the Truth

That Coulda Been Me

Tired of the Blues

Symptoms of a True Bluesman

I Can Yodel

Chikan creates a lot his songs on the spot. His song list does include

Ain't Nobody Bad
Don't Mess with the Blues
Tin Top Shack
Down in the Delta
Big Boy
Little Red Rooster
Scratch My Back
Cross Cut Saw
Woke Up This Morning
You've Got Me Runnin'
Rock Me Baby
Cleo's Back
Kansas City
Sittin' in Ya Ya
Stingy Wid It
Shoot That Thang
Camel Toe
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Hello Josephine
The Twist
Oh Baby
White Rock Rooster
Rockin' (That 'Caine) & Rollin' (Mary Jane)
The Real You
El Camino
Good Thing Man
Willie Brown Jr.
Fightin' Cock
Guilty Man
Don't Mess with the Blues
Could Have Been Me
Stormy Monday
Crystal Ball Eyes
What Is It
Poor Broke Boy

About James 'Super Chikan' Johnson

With his golden smile, Super Chikan says, "I don't just sing the blues; I am the blues."

James "Super Chikan" Johnson is the 100% real deal. He has the most amazing lineage of any living bluesman. He makes his renowned "chikan-tars" himself. He writes his own songs (sometimes right on stage), and he's played everything from dirt-floor Delta juke joints to major European festivals.

Blues nerds take note: Chikan's grandfather was Robert Johnson's cousin. Chikan's uncle was Big Jack Johnson. Chikan knew all the legends: Muddy Waters, Jessie Mae Hemphill, JImmy Reed, Willie Dixon. He's won a W.C. Handy Award, five Living Blues Awards, and the Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence.

And this self-taught songwriter, musician, painter, craftsman, and, yes, philosopher, continues to create and perform — solo, duo, full band.

He's a living link to American music history, and he's a helluva great entertainer. Please contact us to book James "Super Chikan" Johnson for your next event.

"One of the last of the originals, a grandchild of the Delta"

Blues Blast

"Super Chikan is the Captain Beefheart of the blues, with far-out lyrics over jammin' rhythms."

Blues Revue

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