Jeremiah Johnson brings the blues to the Capitol Theater Sept. 27 and 28

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Burlington, Iowa, Sept. 12, 2014 – Burlington’s Capitol Theater will showcase Jeremiah Johnson’s unique blend of blues with two shows during the last weekend in September.

The first show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. This show will be followed by a free-will donation blues brunch at noon, Sunday, Sept. 28. Donations from the brunch will support both the Capitol Theater and the National Blues Museum in Saint Louis. All ticketholders for the Sept. 27 show will receive early admission beginning at 11 a.m. and guaranteed seating to the Sept. 28 brunch and show.

Australian filmmaker Gary Glenn will film both shows for an upcoming music documentary about Jeremiah Johnson. Glenn presented films at the 2013 and 2014 Snake Alley Festival of Film.

A silent auction also will be offered at the theater during the weekend performances. Auction items include:

A collection of Jeremiah Johnson and National Blues Museum CDs, T-shirts, stickers and other promotional items

Framed and signed Jeremiah Johnson tour posters

Tickets to the Jeremiah Johnson film debut in Burlington in June 2015

Two roundtrip Air Choice One tickets and three nights at the downtown Marriott in Saint Louis to see Jeremiah Johnson live at the National Blues Museum and to see the debut of their new film in June 2015

The Sunday brunch menu will include:

 Blueberry muffins

Champagne mimosas and other adult beverages

Coffee and soda

Popcorn and candy

The National Blues Museum will host both shows at the Capitol Theater. Local sponsors are:

Bix Basement Systems

Burlington Convention and Tourism

F&M Bank Trust

Toyota Deery Brothers

Window World of Davenport/Burlington

Tickets for Saturday's show are $10 in advance and $15 at the door after the day of the concert. Order or purchase tickets at the Capitol Theater box office or at Weird Harold's on Jefferson Street in downtown Burlington. For more information, call the Capitol Theater at 319-237-1099.

About Jeremiah Johnson

After spending 10 years in Houston and winning the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Houston Regional Blues Challenge, Jeremiah Johnson moved back to his home in Saint Louis in 2009. He had a guitar, a fist full of original songs and much ambition. Johnson has put together some of Saint Louis’ best talents in his band. Johnson takes the rich Mississippi River blues heritage and blends it with influences that shaped his rugged youth, such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Les Paul, Chet Atkins and Hank Williams Sr. and Jr.