Local teen and winner of Guitar Center's "King of the Blues" contest Aaron Squirrel has been added to the bill to open for Johnny A April 23 at Bricktown Ballroom, 103 E. California Ave.

Seventeen-year-old Squirrel's local contest victory qualifies him to compete in a regional contest in Dallas, Texas. The local contest had 26 contestants from the Oklahoma City area, and Squirrel was one of two area teenagers to reach the finals April 4.

Squirrel is from Norman and is a junior at Norman High School. He has competed in the Guitar Center contest on two previous occasions and won in 2004.

Squirrel and his band will perform an opening set starting 8 p.m. April 21 prior to Johnny A taking the stage at 9. Tickets are available at okctickets.com or by calling 767-9799. For more information, visit aaronsquirrel.com.

-- pop staff

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