Jr. Johnny speaks his own brand of highway English. The only way to describe him is to say he is like - Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker & johnny Cash and the rest of the real deal Bohemians Drifters all rolled in one! 'Wendy Oxenhorn - Jazz Foundation,N.Y.C So how did Jr. johnny the New York City bred grandson of polka playing Bohemian gypsies, end up devoting his life to Chicago-style blues. Like his playing jrjohnny's answer is both delightfully tempestuous and effortlessly profound. When i heard Muddy Waters. I just freaked out! He exclaims. After honing his craft in several '60s garage bands (actually 'apartment bands',the neighbor-annoying NYC equivalent)he moved to San Francisco and was soon making a name for himself with now-legendary blues men like Mike Bloomfield and Jimmy Witherspoon. Subsequently, johnny got his dream gig performing alongside the man who would christen him 'Jr.Johnny' the great'John Lee Hooker' 'Hooker said he wanted me to have a nickname and just gave me one on the spot! Johnny explains. 'IT STUCK'! 'ON his sixth release, Jr. Johnny dazzles the listener with his varied styles of harp playing-making it known through his smoking blues compositions that he lives up to the albums title.'! Johnna Cossaboon, 'HOHNER HARMONICAS' Jr.Johnny's harp playing pulls the listener into johnny's exclusive world of escapism. It isn't long before you're in his skin, feeling every vibration of his emotion run up and down your spine with his original, heart-felt lyrics and unique sound. This 'blues man' can be my 'SWEET DADEO' anytime! Jacqueline Silvestri, Author/Dancing With The Devil.
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