"Riverboat John" Ferguson
Guitar/Banjo Player-Singer-Composer-Actor-Lecturer & Master Storyteller
New York Times says "a true American Minstrel".
Chattanooga Free Press says, "Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn all wrapped up in one, a banjo on his knee and river water in his veins".
New Orleans Times Picayune says, "A real character from the riverboat days and one of the best strolling acts we have seen in awhile"!
In addition to his stage shows and roving entertainment act, "Riverboat John" is available for educational programs Pre-K through 12; Colleges & Universities, Teacher Workshops & School Parenting Programs; Adult Education; and Senior's Events.
Monroe County Museum, "back to the days when a live performance was not just a visual aid;
Toledo Public Library, "told us things about our history we didn't even know";
Honeywell Performing Arts Center, "Two standing ovations, great stories, fantastic baritone voice";
Chautauqua, New York, "What a booming voice & throwback to the good old days";
Indiana University, "kept us spellbound on Super Bowl Sunday, educational & fun";
Clinton Arts Council, "Great blend of story & song";
Three Rivers College, "Two years in a row, he's great, we're having him back";
Mobile Public Libraries, "Artist-In-Residence, good crowds, content & performance";
Portsmouth Museum, "His river stories kept us excited, entertained & were educational;
Johnson City, TN. Symphony, "What a great job as guest artist in our "Christmas on the River", a booming voice";
Columbus Riverfest, "We want him every year".
Gulfshores Civic Center, Summer Concert Series, "Excellent Crowd & Kudos";
New Orleans Jazz Fest; "One of the best roving acts we've had in a long time and we loved his original material".
Thorsby, Al. High School, "Our students loved him and he was right on target with his curriculum".
Decatur, Illinois Street Festival," A natural for our largest outdoor festival in the country".;
Tall Stacks, Cincinnati; "His third time with us and ready for the next one. We like him"!
World of Nations Festival in Jacksonville, FL, "On the boat, on the grounds, in the food court! He's everywhere"!
Cotton Pickin'& Ginnin' Festival, Rayville, La.," On the stages he held their attention and on the grounds he had'um staring"!,
Motlow College,"An intricate part of our story telling festival".
Greater Baton Rouge State Fair; "Three years in a row as a premier roving entertainer".
A Victorian Christmas, Savannah, TN. "He has become a main part of our Christmas in Savannah"; etc, etc, etc.
San Antonio Rodeo & Livestock Show, "Unbelievable. He had real cowboys and cattlemen standing at all six of his shows every day for 17 days. Who would believe that someone from Alabama that does not claim to be a cowboy could hold a crowd of the "real thing". The Cowboys of Texas!"
Bay Minette, Alabama Community Concert Series, "They all liked him so much they drove all the way across town for the after concert reception and stayed way past the designated time to be with him. He was great!"
South Carolina State Fair, "Every time we looked up, there he was. Always telling a story or singing a song!"