Live After Five: Gina Brown + Jonathon Boogie Long
September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gina was Louisiana’s best kept secret….not anymore! Gina is the new face and voice for Live After Five Sponsor, Louisiana Lottery. She grew up in Mobile, Alabama. New Orleans has been her home base for the past 20 years.
Gina has shared the stage with many artist like Freddie Jackson, Gerald Levert, Etta James, Pattie Austin, Earl Turner, Fantasia and Ruben Studdard from American Idol! Gina especially enjoys performing with her favorites: Maze, Bad Company, Roberta Flack, Jon B., Regina Belle, Ann Nesby, the legendary Billy Paul. Her musical style varies from Blues, Jazz, Motown, Pop, Oldies, Hip-hop, Funk, and Southern Soul!
From Baton Rouge, Jonathon “Boogie” Long was born with the blues coursing through his veins. Brought up in a Southern Baptist community, he first picked up the guitar at the age of six, teaching himself old gospel songs. Years later, a teenage Long was playing weekly gigs at blues clubs and events around town. At age 14, he left school to lay down his roots touring with local legend Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor from 2003 to 2005. Long has played with Louisiana legends such as Larry Garner, Kenny Neal, and James Johnson at local Blues jams. Boogie has also shared the stage with standout musicians such as Warren Haynes and Govt Mule, Jimmy Vaughn, Greg Allman, ZZ Top, Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, 3 Doors Down, Ellis Hall, Ann Wilson, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal, and Lou Marini of the Blues Brothers Band.