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TENRY JOHNS BLUES BAND W/ CLAUDETTE MILLER
2010 Claudette Miller became a regular vocalist at BLUE CHICAGO and continues to wow the audience with every
sweet and sultry voice will have you sharing the passion and intensity she
projects in her songs. Claudette has seen her share of the blues, happy and sad.
Since early childhood the blues was something that she heard often in the Chicago
neighborhood where she grew up. People came from miles around just to hear the
street musicians tell their stories to the crowds.
age 16 Claudette started singing with a group and several years later she met
the late great Albert King and shared the stage with him. She fell in love with
the blues and has been captivated by the true sounds of the blues every since.
has had the pleasure of performing with many of the Blues greats and feels
truly blessed to have shared the stage with some of the best artists that
Chicago has to offer - Lil Milton, Tyrone Davis, Lonnie Brooks, Billie Branch
and the late KoKo Taylor.
has also performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, is the lead vocalist
for the Tenry Johns Band and wrote and produced her first CD “All in
Time” in 2007.
audiences at BLUE CHICAGO since
brings his love of the blues to the stage with such a fun and energetic presence
that he's known as TJ "the King Kong Rocker". With four albums under
his belt, Tenry has come a long way from his humble beginnings in a small town
in the Delta called Shelby, Mississippi.
started his own band at the age of 15 while he was still in high school. After graduating in the mid '60s, his
family moved to Chicago. Shortly after hitting town, Tenry looked up his
cousin, notable local singer/songwriter and performer, Johnny Drummer, and the
two started playing together regularly. Eventually, Tenry and
his brothers formed "The Johns Brothers Band" playing behind the
fabulous Denise La Salle and her protege, Bill Coday.
Tenry is truly an authentic blues man of
our day; carrying on his family’s legacy as one of Chicago's Ambassadors of the
Blues to the world.
- Terry Mason (Drums and
- Bob Murphy (Key board)
- Albert Anderson (Guitar)
- Clarence Johns
- Claudette Miller (Lead and Background Vocal)
- Tenry Johns (bass
Guitar and Lead Vocal)