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"I feel I have a responsibility to keep [the blues] alive, keep it growing. Blues is an American art form -- it's ours, you know," says Johnson, who, in addition to being an amazing performer, is the voice of B.B. King's Bluesville on Sirius XM. "It's important to the musical history of this country and I consider it an honor to be able to do what I do up there.
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