The Monday night blues series at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., continues Monday, Aug. 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. with Johnny Rawls. Admission is $10.

Mississippi-born and -raised Rawls, who performed at the 2010 North Atlantic Blues Festival, has done it all — producing; songwriting; horn arranging; rhythm, lead and bass guitar; keyboard; vocals and background vocals. He began playing professionally while still in high school with such stars as ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor, Joe Tex and the Sweet Inspirations.

In the mid-1970s, Rawls went to work for OV Wright as his band director. After Wright's death in 1980, Rawls led Little Johnny Taylor's band until 1985, when he began touring as a solo artist and made his first solo recording. To date, Rawls has released more than a dozen albums under his name. He has been nominated close to a dozen times for Blues Music Awards; 2009’s “Ace of Spades” won Soul Blues Album of the Year.

The series continues with Lucky Peterson (Friday, 6 p.m.) Aug. 23 ($15); Aug. 26, Mississippi Heat ($15); and (Wednesday) Aug. 28, Charlie A'Court ($10). There will be no show on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2. For more information, visit

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