The Johnny O. Band is pleased to announce the much-anticipated release of its third CD, Time For The Turnaround. This twelve-song collection demonstrates the band's ability to craft fresh, original tunes that continue to push the boundaries of the Blues, Funk and Soul. By blending powerful lyrics with sweet vocal harmonies and combining diverse influences such as jazz and New Orleans-style street rhythms, Time For The Turnaround presents a unique and compelling sound that grabs hold of the listener and never lets go.
John Ohnmacht: Guitar and Vocals
John Ohnmacht was born in Aspen and has been entertaining Colorado fans for the last 20 years. The Johnny O. Band released its first self-titled CD in the fall of 1997. It featured the band's most popular music and included five Johnny O. Band originals. The CD was well-received and sold well over two thousand copies, most of which were sold at the band's live performances. John wrote, arranged and produced the band's second CD, River In the Sky, which was released in the fall of 2000. This release is now in its third printing. John also wrote, arranged and produced the band's latest CD, Time For The Turnaround.
Marion Edwards: Drums and Vocals
Marion Edwards started his drumming and singing career back in 1965. At that time he recorded for RCA and toured as Little Marion and the Heartbeats. From 1977 to 1987 Marion lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. During this period he polished his skills on the drums and backed up some of the great artists in the New Orleans music scene including Gatemouth Brown, Irma Thomas, Harry Connick Jr and Johnny Adams. During this time he also did some studio work with Allen Toussaint, one of New Orleans' most prolific songwriters. "I feel extremely fortunate to be working with John and Marion. They play really well together. It's great to play with guys who have so much on stage experience." J.O.