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John Given The Jus' Blues The Muddy Lifetime Blues Award
August 2, 2018

John Primer will be given the "The Muddy Lifetime Blues Award" by the Jus' Blues Music Foundation. John is honored and looking forward to the weekend at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, MS. For more information go to

 The Jus' Blues Foundation mission is to preserve Blues heritage through cultural arts by nurturing the soul of the Blues through historical Blues education, programming Blues education to youth and performing artists in communities nationwide and around the world, making sure we don't forget the Blues





Nominated for a Blues Music Award!
January 9, 2018

John Primer was just Nominated for a Blues Music Award for: 

The Blues Foundation helps Blues Music, Blues Musicians and John Primer. 
Please join the Blues Foundation and VOTE for John. Voting ends on March 1st.
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Inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame
October 15, 2017                              

John Primer was formally inducted into The Chicago Blues Hall of Fame at the Legendary Blues Artist level by the Blues Hall of Fame, an American Heritage International Organization at Buddy Guy Legends. This is a wonderful honor for him -  thank you!

Nominated for a Blues Blast Award
July 5, 2017
John Primer & Bob Corritore's CD Ain't Nothing You Can Do! Is nominated for Traditional Blues Album of the year in the Blues Blast Awards.

We are so happy that this amazing CD is doing so well! Thank you to everyone that has supported this CD. Please go online and vote for this wonderful CD TODAY!

Nominated for a Blues Music Award!
January 9, 2017 
John Primer was just Nominated for a Blues Music Award for:

The Blues Foundation helps Blues Music, Blues Musicians and John Primer.
Please join the Blues Foundation and VOTE for John TODAY!
For more information go to


John Primer On Cover of BluesNews
October 2016

The German blues magazine BluesNews has featured John Primer on its cover with a six-page spread on his music and career. This is a great article with a very nice interview and photos. John was thrilled to be on the cover and really appreciate all the support Bluesnews has given him. This has kicked off his 2017 European Tour and his show at the Lucerne Blues Festival - thank you !

John Primer on The Biggest TV Show in Argentina
September 14, 2016
While on a his 2016 South American Tour, John Primer is a guest on the biggest morning TV show in Argentina, El Show, Marana to promote his tour.

The GHS Strings Company Endorses John Primer
July 7, 2016
John has been using GHS Strings since 1970 and fully endorses them! He has always used these strings and believes they help him get his very unique signature Chicago blues "Lump" sound.  Go to GHS Strings for more information about these great strings!

John Primer Is Nominated For Living Blues Awards
June 6, 2016
John Primer is nominated for a Living Blues Award for:


John Primer 2016 Blues Music Awards WINNER!
May, 2016 
John Primer won the Blues Music Award for: TRADITIONAL BLUES MALE ARTIST of the year!!  From the National Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.

John wants to say THANK YOU! To all his fans for making this win possible!


​John Primer 2-Time Grammy Nominee! 
December 7th, 2015
John Primer was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the MUDDY WATERS 100 CD, Raisin Music Record's. This is the official tribute to Muddy Waters.

Muddy Waters 100 CD Is Released
Friday, July 24th, 2015
This official John Primer authorized centennial tribute to Muddy Waters is a once in a lifetime CD event that celebrates, commemorates and contributes to the musical legacy of this American icon. With 15 newly recorded songs Muddy Waters 100 features John Primer with many of today's most prominent American blues and root artists including: Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton, Bob Margolin, Keb Mo, Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter and the Chicago Blues; A Living History Band. 
The CD is contained in a collectible CD sized hard cover book with 48 pages illustrated with black and white and color photograph's by some of the greatest photographer's of Muddy's time: Don Bronstein, Ray Flerlage, Paul Natkin, Marc Pokempner, Art Shay and D. Shigley, among others. Also included is an original essay by Robert Gordon, Grammy Award-winning author of the definitive Muddy Waters biography “Can’t Be Satisfied—the Life and Times of Muddy Waters". 
Please go to to buy a copy TODAY! and for more information

Making A Scene Exclusive Interview - By Margie Goldsmith
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 
Go online and check out her wonderful interview CLICK HERE. This interview was written and also recorded at the Chicago Blues Festival 2015.

John Primer Nominated For A Living Blues Award 
Monday, June 1st, 2015
John is being nominated for: BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR - (male)
Go to before July 15, 2015 to be a part of helping John get this great award!