“All that I know how to do is take a pen and a sheet of paper or two, write a few words about peace and love, Louisiana and the heavens above; Bury me when I am gone, with my guitar and some cheap cologne, all that’s left is a pile of bones, remember me through the words of my song.” – Jonathon Long ‘Bury Me’

The road to Samantha Fish’s Wild Heart Records winds along the Big Muddy through Baton Rouge, where young guitar players travel to learn from and experience the legacy left there by the likes of Buddy Guy, Kenny Neal, Tabby Thomas, Lightnin’ Slim and so many others who fueled that vibrant blues scene going back decades into the last century.

Eighteen years into century twenty-one, Baton Rouge born Jonathon Long (he’s retired ‘Boogie’-more on that later) has claimed his own share of that legacy. He has mined, refined and re-defined his beloved blues for over half of his 29 years. The shuffles and homages to the King’s and Collins’s, along with his mastery of the red Gibson, have evolved into what will certainly be a milestone in that legacy, his third album, titled simply ‘Jonathon Long’.

Recorded in post-Mardi Gras New Orleans earlier this year at NOLA Recording Studios, ‘Jonathon Long’, produced by 2018 Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year Samantha Fish, is an extra-ordinary collection of 11 songs, all written by Jonathon save for ‘The River’, written by Detroit’s Kenny Tudrick, a Samantha Fish cohort and drummer for the Detroit Cobras. Long is joined on the record by bandmates Chris Roberts on bass and Jullian Civello on drums, giving it a ‘live in the studio’ sonic signature.



Date City Venue Country
01/18/19 Baton Rouge,LA Phil Brady’s Blues Club US
CD Release & Live Recording! w/ special guest Samantha Fish
01/25/19 Baton Rouge, LA Register Bar US
02/08/19 New Orleans, LA d.b.a. US
02/09/19 Baton Rouge, LA Ringside at Sullivan’s US
03/15/19 Larose, LA T Bois Blues Festival US
04/03/19 Stuart, FL Terra Fermata US
04/04/19 St. Augustine, FL Prohibition Kitchen US
04/05/19 Jacksonville, FL Springing the Blues US
04/10/19 St. Georges, DE St Georges Country Store US
04/12/19 Harrisonburg, VA Clementine Cafe US
04/13/19 Hampton, VA The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery US
04/25/19 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival US
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04/27/19 New Orleans, LA Republic US
Special guest of Samantha Fish
05/01/19 New Orleans,LA NOLA Crawfish Festival US
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05/16/19 Menen CC de Steiger BE
05/17/19 Eutin Bluesfest Eutin DE
05/18/19 Kosovska Mitrovica Northcity Jazz & Blues Festival RO
06/01/19 Augusta, NJ Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest US
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06/08/19 Covington, LA Bluesberry Festival US
07/20/19 Brezoi Open Air Blues Festival Brezoi RO
07/23/19 Ingolstadt Neue Welt DE
08/04/19 Gouvy Gouvy Jazz & Blues BE
08/16/19 - 08/21/19 Barcelona > Monte Carlo > Valletta Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean ES
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08/23/19 Aurora, KY Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival US
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Jonathon “Boogie” Long
Original Release Date: September 7,2018
Produced by: Samantha Fish
Label: Wild Heart Records

1 Bury Me
2 Shine Your Love
3 That’s Whe I Knew
4 The Light
5 Living The Blues
6 Natural Girl
7 The River
8 Pour Another Drink
9 This Road
10 Where Love Went Wrong
11 Pray For Me

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