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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Johnny Nitro



I believe that it was Fred Salazar who first turned me on to the late John Newton aka Johnny Nitro. John was the real deal, a strat wielding gunslinger. The man at the old San Francisco club, the Saloon, performing pretty much all the time with his excellent band the Doorslammers.

Great blues guitar player, often joined by the legendary and ancient Freddy Roulette on steel, glad I was able to see him several times up there, always wonderful.

The Saloon, by the way, just might be San Francisco's oldest entertainment establishment, opening its doors in 1861 and never closing or even slamming them since. Thanks again, Fred, for turning me on to the place.

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