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Soul blues singer returns to Alexandria

Mississippi blues singer Johnny Rawls will perform at the Forada Bar and Grill on Thursday, December 13 at 8 p.m. (Contributed photo)

Johnny Rawls, a Mississippi soul blues man, will return to the Forada Bar and Grill in Alexandria on Thursday, December 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Rawls is a world-renowned recording artist with 40 years' experience in the industry. He has played with some of the biggest legends in the business, such as ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor, Joe Tex and O.V. Wright.

Rawls is a vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, arranger and producer. His body of work has been highly recognized by the industry and fans alike. He's been on the cover of Living Blues Magazine, had multiple articles in publications worldwide, received the Critics' Choice Award for Best Album of the Year three times and has been the recipient of many nominations and awards, including Best Soul Blues Album from the Blues Foundation.

In addition, Rawls was honored with a Blues Trail Marker at the original site of the Hi Hat Club in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He tours to worldwide audiences, from Europe, Japan and Australia to throughout the U.S.

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