Awards & Winners

Luther Johnson

Date of Birth 11-April-1939
Place of Birth Itta Bena
(Leflore County, Mississippi, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Luther \"Guitar Jr.\" Johnson, Luther "Guitar Jr" Johnson, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Johnson, Luther "Guitar Jr.", Guitar Junior, Luther Johnson
Profession Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Luther Johnson is an American Chicago blues singer and guitarist, who performs under the name Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson. Johnson moved to Chicago with his family in 1955. During the 1960s, he performed with Magic Sam. He also performed in Muddy Waters's band from 1972 to 1980. In 1980, four of his songs were included on an anthology by Alligator Records. Johnson moved to the East Coast and began fronting his own band, the Magic Rockers. His "Walkin' The Dog," was recorded live at the Montreux Festival's Blues Night. Johnson won a Grammy Award in 1985 for Best Traditional Blues Album for his part in Blues Explosion. Johnson released a number of albums for Telarc Records, which included Slammin’ on the West Side, Got to Find a Way, and Talkin' About Soul. Johnson appeared on three albums by The Nighthawks. He now lives in New Hampshire.

Awards by Luther Johnson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Luther Johnson.


Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album
Honored for : Blues Explosion

Nominations 1984 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album Blues Explosion