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Dominion Hotel Pub

Canadian Blues Legend Johnny Cox

Johnny Cox is more than a really 'mean' blues guitar player. His voice rings of experience and the songs he writes of passion.

Canadian Blues Legend Johnny Cox
Canadian Blues Legend Johnny Cox

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Aug 14, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EDT

Dominion Hotel Pub, 113 Main St, Minden, ON K0M 2K0, Canada

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Singer * Songwriter * Guitarist * Blues Band

Inspired by many styles of music, it's the Blues that truly drive Johnny wild.

In  March, 2014, Johnny Cox released his debut album, Thin Blue Line  featuring eleven high-energy original tracks that represent the palette  of his musical personality. Thin Blue Line has garnered Johnny much  attention in the Blues community throughout Canada and internationally.  With an exciting new album in production, Johnny is poised to become a  well-known and potent fixture in the Blues scene. Along with his  electrifying band, The Magnetic Line, Johnny plans to bring his powerful  live performance to other countries around the world --especially  Scotland.

Born in Toronto in 1970, Johnny’s parents moved the  family to Scotland when Johnny was only four. His parents purchased and  renovated a grain mill turning it into the Old Mill Hotel, an iconic  landmark in Motherwell, a steel town on the outskirts of Glasgow. The  Old Mill became their new home. Johnny’s family owned and operated the  Hotel until 1986 at which time they decided to move back to Canada.  Johnny was sixteen.

Leaving Motherwell at such a tender  impressionable age was bittersweet; saying goodbye to the Old Mill and  to his friends has left him haunted and forever pining for his Scottish  stomping grounds. Despite the excitement of moving back to Canada,  loneliness set in. The Hotel had featured many bands over the years and  as a kid Johnny had become quite comfortable with musical instruments,  namely the guitar. Finding his mojo, Johnny whiled away the years on a  stratocaster devoting himself to the techniques of Eric Clapton, Albert  King, John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy, irresistibly drawn to Blues music  and the deep emotional pool it embodied.

In the process of  becoming 'whole' musically, hungering for more than being a Blues guitar  player, Johnny felt compelled to start singing and writing his own  material. Since that realization he's been on a feverish journey, honing  his craft and finding his home in the world of music. Johnny embraces  many Roots styles but in his heart he’s still a junkie for the Blues;  playing guitar in his sleep and bending every note.

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