Birth Date: December 12, 1927
Birth Place: Lee County, Arkansas
Current Residence: Brinkley, Arkansas
John Weston, from Brinkley Arkansas, combines fine songwriting with a Deep
Delta Blues style in performances where he really delivers his material.
His lyrics, which grow from his personal experience, reflect the humor and
irony of daily life. He has become a popular festival performer in the
Delta and all over the world. You can also hear John on three CD's
John began performing in 1970 and by 1977 had built a local
audience in the Marianna, Arkansas community where he was living.
John's performed as a solo for many years allthough he
occasionally played with a band. In 1989, John won the Lucille
Award (named after BB King's guitar) at the Handy Awards in
Memphis. In 1995 he began performing as a duo with Little Rock
slide guitarist, Mark Simpson. John's new CD "Got To Deal With
The Blues" contains several cuts featuring only John and Mark.
On April 20, 1996, John Weston and Mark Simpson performed in
Jonesboro, Arkansas at
The performance was taped for broadcast on "Something Blue".
John Weston performed at
Blues Fest 97
on Saturday, August 30.