Robert Johnson Blues Foundation Names New Generation Award Winner

rjThe Robert Johnson Blues Foundation has announced that Zakk Knight of Indianapolis, Indiana has been named winner of the 2009 New Generation Award Contest. Knight will receive a Gibson “Robert Johnson” edition guitar, a Robert Johnson harmonica, a certificate signed by Claud Johnson (son and heir of Robert Johnson) and an invitation to perform at the Robert Johnson Birthday Blast on May 9. The Birthday Party — the only event sanctioned by and benefiting the Robert Johnson Foundation — is a spring festival held annually at Chataugua Park in Crystal Springs, MS. This year’s show will run from 2 – 7 PM and is free and open to the public. The festival will feature several nationally recognized artists including Stevie J Blues Eruption, Mo Thomas, the Straitway Ministries Choir and other special guests. Also featured will be a special legacy tribute to Robert Johnson featuring his grandson Seven, along with the 2008 New Generation winner, Gabriel Lambrith. Knight’s winning entry can be viewed here. For more information about the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation, the Spring Festival, Generation Award visit www.robertjohnsonbluesfoundation.org.

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