The Rockin' Johnny Band's latest independent release "More Real Folk Blues" was recorded live at Chicago's intimate club B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted. This CD features Rockin' Johnny's trademark incisive, true-Chicago style guitar playing that marked his first two releases on the Delmark label. This band shines in front of a crowd and you can feel the excitement when you listen to this recording. Also featured as a special guest is Howlin Wolf's longtime saxman/bandleader Eddie Shaw. This CD is a blues guitar lovers dream with songs in the style of Earl Hooker, Magic Sam, Hip Linkchain, and Jimmy Dawkins.
â€œJohnny is a superb guitarist who plays much in the same way as the great Earl Hooker was around 1962, or like a young Buddy Guyâ€. Bruce Stovel, See Magazine,
The Rockin' Johnny Band regularly performs at clubs, concerts and festivals worldwide. The band has played the Chicago Blues Festival for the past four years. They turned in a thrilling performance at the 2001 San Francisco Blues Festival. Recent tour dates included: Honolulu Blues Society concert in Honolulu, Hawaii, The Low Country Blues Bash in Charleston, SC, and The Silver Dollar in Toronto, Canada. They've also toured Europe twice, headlining festivals in Belgium, France, and Germany.
Here's what some other people have to say about The Rockin' Johnny Band:
â€œTop-notch ensemble work, playing with power and drive and a keen sense of
dynamics...â€ Living Blues
â€œRockin' Johnny shows a rare knack for remaining true to his blues forefathers while expressing himself in his own voiceâ€. Chicago Sun-Times