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Johnny Sansone At Oskars

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

Johnny Sansone left his native West Orange, New Jersey, in 1975 at age 17 to attend college in Colorado on a swimming scholarship. He began playing harmonica at age 13, also accompanying himself on guitar. “I was trying to be Jimmie

Reed in our basement,” he recalled in a 1997 interview.

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