Connecticut, United States
Country Blues / Christian Country
It was January 29, 1972, John was nine years old. His Dad brought him to Brian’s Guitar in New Haven, Connecticut. That day, in the back seat of the 1950 green Chevy, was John’s first Natural Wood Fender Stratocaster. John’s first amp, a Sears Tiesco with a small 8” inch speaker. One knob to turn it off, and on, And only one volume knob. John listened to his favorite artist of the day; Led Zepplin, Kiss, Areosmith, Jetho Tull, The Beatles, and the all powerful, Jimi Hendrix. It wasn’t long before the small amp was replaced with a 50 Watt Marshall 2 X 12 Combo Amplifier. John playing by ear, and with his only music book Introduction to Guitar by, Mel Bay. John struggled through the chords for hours each day he quickly learned the Hendrix riffs and was well on his way to his first gig. That day came, and with a few kids from school, it was Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” that rocked the small Cape Style house of his parents.
Now, Four (4) album’s, Two (2) EP’s and, Two (2) Singles and Two (2) music videos later, now available is Johnny Guitar’s Third (3rd) full length Compact Discs, entitled “Johnny Goes Country.” Also, we now have Johnny Guitar's 4th CD "Johnny Guitar - Rolling Down 95" The Compact Disc were released May 1, 2007 and January 29, 2008. The music; a cross between Bon Jovi, Kieth Urban, Toby Kieth and Montgomery Gentry.
After years of rock, blues, and heavy metal, Johnny Guitar is emerging and finding his roots in today’s Modern Country Music Scene. It was this Memorial Day 2007 when at the home of his Childhood Friend “Johnny Mushala” a/k/a “Johnny Moosh” that with his simple Yamaha Six String and a cold one by his side John’s song dedicated to the United States Military was born. Today, Johnny Guitar’s new Country Single “Let’s All Stand Together In The USA” rocks the airwaves on college radio, on the net at; Http://www.artistunderground.com/johnnyguitar and Http://www.artistunderground.com/2johnnyguitar
also FYE.com, CDBaby.com and hundreds of MP3 sites. John has recently received regular rotation on NetMusicMakers.com the road to Nashville and held a two (2) week slot at Number # 13 on American Idol Underground and again this February 27, 2007 at number six (6) for three (3) weeks straight on the live mic.
John has received national and international distribution through FYE.com and CDBaby.com and sales are steady in both regular retail and MP3 sales. The sales proceeds from the single are being used to get care packages to our US Troops on a bi-monthly basis.
The final line up of players and back ground singers are being carefully put together by John’s Indie Label, No Quarter Records, LLC. Then, its show time….
See you on the road, for details, go to: Http://www.johnnyguitar.net