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Robert Johnson 100th Birthday Celebrated

SESAC hosted its 15th Annual New York Music Awards on May 11th at Manhattan’s IAC Building. One of the evening’s many highlights was the celebration of 100th birthday of music pioneer and undisputed King of the Delta Blues, Robert Johnson. After a riveting video tribute documenting Johnson’s career and accomplishments, Ronny Drayton, a highly accomplished studio musician hit the stage performing Johnson classic “Love In Vain” to an enthralled audience. Robert Johnson’s grandson, Michael, traveled from his home in Mississippi to accept the posthumous award on behalf of the Johnson family.


SESAC’s Pat Collins, Michael Johnson, SESAC’s Stephen Swid and Trevor Gale