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Judge for Jonathon Long

Baton Rouge, LA
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Portrait of Jonathon Long
Jonathon “Boogie” Long was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on September 15th, 1988 to Michael of Baton Rouge, Louisiana,and Tyronza Long of Greenville,Mississippi. He was born with the Blues coursing through his veins. He first picked up a Guitar when he was 6 years old and tried to play old Gospel songs due to the fact that he was brought up in a Southern Baptist Community. He started taking lessons at the age of 8 and from there everything just came so naturally. By the age of 12 he was playing out regularly at local blues clubs and events, and at the age of 14 he got out of school and started touring fulltime playing bass with Henry Turner Jr. He played on the Louisiana Legends Tour with Henry in 2003, 2004, and 2005, as well as other tours they were a part of in that 3 year period. He has also toured with Chris Duarte, Kenne Wayne and Tyree Neal on the Chitlin’ Circuit, 2Hipnotic on the college cover band circuit, and is currently playing with Big Luther Kent and his 12 piece Big Band, Trick Bag and performed at Jazzfest in 2008 and 2009 with that group. He has shared the stage with artists such as Dr.John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Monte Montgomery, Lou Marini and Steve Howard of the Blues Brothers Band, Ellis Hall, Kenny Neal, Larry Garner, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal, and many others. He currently fronts his 5 piece Blues/Soul band, The Baton Rouge Soul Explosion, and plays with Big Luther Kent when time allows. He also plays Bass on staff at Fellowship Church in Zachary, Louisiana. His powerhouse performance, smooth vocals, inspirational songwriting, and monster guitar playing make him a must see. Boogie’s Debut album is coming soon.


* Schecter PT Custom
* Peavey XXX Amp
* BBE Sonic Maximizer
* Fulltone OCD Overdrive
* Elixer Strings


* Henry Stewert “Diamond in the Rough” Guitar arrangements on Christian Life and Manner of Love (Gospel)
* Jermyn”Big”Poole “In You Live” Featured Guitar Solos on 2 tracks
* Luther Kent “The Bobby Bland Songbook:A tribute to Bobby “Blue” Bland” Guitar on I pity the Fool
* Joan Turner “Midnight Cheaters” Sung as a Duet,All Instruments done by Jonathon Long,released in 2009 as a Country Single

Jonathon has also done session work for Hip-hop artists Fiend, formarly of No Limit Records,and Savage.