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Back Porch Blues - A one-man show

Created by and featuring Junior Mack

Grammy-nominated New Jersey guitarist and singer Junior Mack will take you on a 90-minute musical and historical journey of the Blues from Mississippi to Chicago, with a few stops in between, in his original one-person show, Back Porch Blues.  The show is both educational and entertaining and works for groups of all types.  

Through storytelling and music, audiences learn about prominent Blues artists such as Muddy Waters, the "father of modern Chicago Blues," Son House, the famous Delta Blues singer and slide guitarist, and Robert Johnson, the Mississippi Delta Blues musician whose mysterious life and death are shrouded in legend. The show also highlights other equally talented musicians such as Charley Patton, considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues," Chicago musician, Willie Dixon who wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and was called the "poet laureate of the blues," and Texas-born Lightnin' Hopkins, who ranked #71 on the list of 100 greatest guitar players by Rolling Stone magazine. These are a sampling of the artists featured in this show.

Junior Mack picked up a guitar at age nine and taught himself to play. His soulful style is rooted in gospel and blues.  Mack’s vocal delivery is inspired by countless singers including Paul Foster, Rev. Julius Cheeks, Gregg Allman and Archie Brownlee.  He has worked or shared the stage with artists of multiple genres including The Allman Brothers, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Los Lobos, Cyndi Lauper, Robert Randolph, Derek Trucks, and the late David Honeyboy Edwards.

Aside from his band (The Junior Mack Band), he's currently the frontman for Jaimoe's Jasssz Band and a founding member of the Heritage Blues Orchestra. The group received a Grammy nomination in 2013 for their album And Still, I Rise.

Mack was most recently featured on Broadway in Ruben Santiago Hudson's Lackawanna Blues as the show's solo musician. The show was a Broadway Critics Pick for 2021.

Junior Mack is a 2011 inductee into the New York Blues Hall of Fame.

If you are interested in booking Junior Mack, please send us an email at [email protected]