Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Fiction Tells the Story of the Delta Blues Through the Eyes of a Prodigy

Lil’ Choo-Choo Johnson, Bluesman is released by Bryan Krull

At the tender age of ten, Earl “Lil’ Choo-Choo” Johnson left his home in the company of his deadbeat uncle and embarked on an amazing musical journey, taking him from the Mississippi Delta to the blues clubs of Chicago and Cleveland, and eventually around the world. He meets up with the greatest names in blues history, including the mysterious Robert Johnson and the charismatic Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. Lil’ Choo-Choo’s story is the story of the blues in the 20th century.

Filled with colorful characters and vivid description, this is not just a rollicking delve into the history of the blues, but a story of a man who overcomes great odds to become not just a great musician, but a loving husband, father, and role model. Lil’ Choo-Choo is an admirable character—a steady, dependable man in the midst of wild temptation and passionate music.

About the Author

Bryan Krull is a history teacher, with degrees from the University at Buffalo and the University at Albany, as well as a PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison. His background in history serves him well in this, his first novel.

Bryan will be appearing in Melbourne, FL at the Suntree/Viera Library on Wednesday
August 18 at 10:30 AM for a book reading/book signing. The artist who designed
the book's cover will also be appearing.

More information is available on the author’s website at

For further information contact: Ray Robinson at 317-228-3656, via email at, or through the website at:

Lil’ Choo-Choo Johnson, Bluesman
Bryan Krull
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-355-0 212 pages US

Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

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