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May 17, 2014 3:45 PM

Johnny Rivers takes a Knuckleheads crowd back to another era

Johnny Rivers is in his 70s, but he knows how to make a crowd feel young again. Friday night, he and his four-piece band took a crowd at Knuckleheads back several decades’ He opened with his popular version of LeadBelly’s “Midnight Special,” the first of many songs cast in standard electric blues and the first of many covers and hits.

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