Jay Jesse Johnson (JJJ) is a seasoned veteran of the guitar. His Stratocaster sound is reminiscent of Hendrix and Trower, with just enough speed and chops to make him truly unique. Johnson was born in rural Indiana and started playing events and nightclubs when he was 12yrs old .
At the age of 18, Johnson moved his music career to the East coast, performing and recording with some of the best in the industry. JJJ was the guitarist with East coast band Cryer and appeared on MTV with Arc Angel and their hit single, "Tragedy" (CBS/Portrait records). "L.A.'s the Place" magazine says "JJJ is one of the most electrifying guitarists you will ever hear"
Johnson was the guitarist and songwriter for supergroup, Deadringer (Grudge/BMG records) which included members from Alice Cooper and Blue Oyster Cult. He has shared the stage with guitar greats, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers, to name a few.
In 2015, Johnson released "Set The Blues On Fire" on Grooveyard Records. A Blues /Rock, over the top collection of outstanding songs. In 2012 Johnson released his fourth solo CD titled "Run With The Wolf," on Shrapnel / Blues Bureau International Records. It has received rave reviews and is a "must have" for Guitar fans everywhere.
In 2010 JJJ was featured in "Classic Rock" magazine, along with Joe Bonamassa, on the CD "Bluesbreakers" (the hottest blues/rock). His catalog of CD's also topped the charts on Smokestack Lightning's syndicated radio program.
Johnson's gritty and hard driving performance is a testament to his own style of blues/rock guitar and vocals. His unforgettable riffs , sublime solo's and audacious groove's, defies you not move to the music.