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Tenry Johns



Entertaining audiences at BLUE CHICAGO since 2010,  Tenry 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.

Tenry 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.

Band Members
  • Terry Mason (Drums and Vocal)
  • Bob Murphy (Key board)
  • Albert Anderson (Guitar)
  • Clarence Johns (Guitar)
  • Claudette Miller (Lead and Background Vocal)
  • Tenry Johns (bass Guitar and Lead Vocal)





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