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Margie Evans

Internationally renowned Louisiana-bred artist, Margie Evans, the Executive Director and Founder of Los Angeles Music Week, Inc., is a legendary American Blues and Gospel singer, songwriter, businesswoman, spokeswoman, Blues activist and historian.

As the only African American President of the civics-oriented 5-4 Optimist Club of Los Angeles, she taught music history, respect for law, educational achievement, endless perseverance and integrity to both local schoolchildren and citizens. These are the tools of community building that launched the conception of L. A. Music Week. Well established as a multi- talented lyricist, classy multi-genre entertainer, blues historian, community leader and motivational speaker, Margie represents the Blues Genre with sincere poise, dignity and trademark robustly effervescent, jovial sophistication, unlike the typical blues stereotypes. She shares, “I've been around a long time and I've really paid my dues.”

Marjorie Ann Johnson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States.[1] Raised as a devout church member, Margie's earliest exposure to music was through gospel music and learning how to play the piano under her mother's tutelage. A woman full of love, innovative ideas and a deep understanding of her culture, Margie's love for music is overwhelming! She received the opportunity to demonstrate the music within her after she moved to Los Angeles in 1958 to stay, which allowed her some fortuitous breaks in the entertainment business

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”Legendary Gospel-influenced Blues singer and recording artist Margie Evans is Los Angeles' official Ambassador for the Blues...an international Blues artist, Margie has spent her life trying to uplift the image of the Blues and improve the lives of those who play music for a living.” -”Ambassador for The Blues”. Pat Kramer. Southland Blues Magazine, October 2004.

“About two years ago, she and some of her blues buddies were sitting around the 5-4 Ballroom on Broadway lamenting the relentlessly downward spiral Los Angeles seemed to be caught in — the numbing round of riots, earthquakes, fires and a depressed economy

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