As the title of his critically acclaimed Atlantic Records CD suggests, Grammy Award Nominee and Handy Award Nominee, John Primer is truly "The Real Deal". At 8 years old, John borrowed his first guitar and started to strum. With the sounds of Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Little Milton, Elmore James, B.B. & Albert King reverberating through his Grandmother Laura Nell's tube radio, John was instantly hooked. He was fascinated with Blues music and set forth on a life long path of becoming a musical force.