Deep Ellum Duo

June 22, 2024 @ 8:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center: 605 Main Street Middletown, CT 06037 Get Directions

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The Deep Ellum acoustic duo is named for the historic and notorious red-light, musical entertainment, and recording district in Dallas that was immortalized in Blind Lemon Jefferson’s classic “Deep Ellum Blues.”

Both members are seasoned acoustic musicians. Rich Johnson is a talented guitarist who plays six- and 12-string guitar as well as Dobro (resophonic guitar) and lap steel, and he sings harmony vocals. Rich is also familiar to Connecticut listeners as a fine electric guitar and lap steel player with the roots country band Lost Highway, and he currently plays Dobro with Horizon Blue.
Jon Swift was a founding member of the acclaimed acoustic bluegrass band Traver Hollow, playing upright bass and singing lead and harmony vocals for live audiences in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, as well as radio and TV shows. His singing and guitar playing have been enjoyed in many Connecticut acoustic venues for years. Jon also played electric bass and sang with Lost Highway in the ‘90s, and he currently plays upright bass and sings with the acoustic duo BluesGrass.
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