Little John Chrisley

Little John Chrisley Biography

Little John Chrisley was born in Rochester, New York in 1968. Blues Greats like Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy would come to Chrisley's family house for barbecue. John's musical tastes were pretty average for his age until he saw his first Muddy Waters Concert. Soon after seeing Muddy perform John picked up the harmonica, and within two months he was playing with Robert Cray, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells when Junior pulled Little John up on stage to "Blow some Harp" at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco.

During his high school years, Chrisley became the focus of a national campaign by Hohner Harmonicas who distributed large color endorsement posters of him. As his career developed, he made numerous television appearances and MTV. Legends such as Willie Nelson and Carl Perkins continued to call Little John to the stage and by 1991 he had made guest appearances with many of our country's most prestigious artists.

In addition, John has performed on numerous records including Pat Traver's "Blue Tracks", "L.A. Blues Authority", and "Cream of the Crop". He has been featured on releases such as "George Lynch's "Sacred Crow" and "Mr. Big's Bump Ahead".

Little John has enjoyed an extensive songwriting career beginning with his first recording contract at the age of thirteen. At eighteen he signed to A & M records and did multiple session appearances. Besides playing harmonica, saxophone, guitar, bass,and drums, Little John learned to play keyboards and did a national tour opening for Richard Marx.

Little John has recently released his first solo CD, eponymously titled album, featuring Aynsley Dunbar on drums.

Little John's voice is surprisingly raw and powerful and his harmonica playing is expert. He dominates the stage as if he had grown up on it , which in effect, he has. As one Bay Area reporter wrote" Only his appearance (Chrisley possesses the good looks of a teen idol) gives away his age. After you become used to the novelty of seeing a young white man from the suburbs blowing the blues for all he's worth, you begin to realize you are hearing an exceptional musician.

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