Bio

Juke Joint Jonny is a Blues man, Band Leader,Singer, Songwriter and Historian. Jonny has A unique Acoustic Fingerpicking Style that Incorporates Various Styles of “old School” Blues in His Songwriting. Playing 6, 12 string and National steel slide Guitars
as well as a “Lived It” Vocal, Juke Joint Jonny Takes You on a journey Through The Delta, Piedmont, Chicago and Swing Styles
of the Blues. A veteran of 40+ Years on the Road, Jonny has shared the stage and/or the studio with Blues and folk Notables, Albert Castiglia, Justin Townes Earl, Geoff Achinson, Mitch Woods, The VooDudes, All Night Long, Rustee Allen and Mike Rinta(Sly and the family Stone), as well as various sidemen for The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, BB King, Sonny Rhoades, Debbie Davies and many More. The Blues Is Alive and well When Juke Joint Jonny is In the House.

Top 100 Blues CD’s of 2012 RMR Charts
#83 JUKE JOINT JONNY – PURE AND SIMPLE

Review – Gary Weeks/BLUESBLAST:
Juke Joint Jonny has every right to sit at the table with other contemporaries John Hammond, Rory Block, Mary Flower and Paul Geremia. Consider this artist as another key to unlocking a chest of true American roots music.

Review – DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE: *** (3 out of 4 stars)
Juke Joint Jonny’s stock in trade is singing and playing good slide guitar on original material in the fashion of historical country blues and r&b. Recording on both coasts, the middleaged New Jerseyite probes various emotional states without fuss or pretense, never remiss in his role as an honest entertainer.

International Acoustic Music Awards:
From Bluesleaf release: Pure and Simple. Folk/Americana/Roots Category.
Finalist with his song “Going To Mississippi”, Juke Joint Jonny is a traditional Blues man, Band Leader,Singer, Songwriter and Historian. This artist is a modern day Robert Johnson, professional slide guitar with blues that touches your heart, entertaining and keeping the listener wanting for more.

http://jukejointjonny.com/

RATING: **** (4.5 out of 5 Stars)

GERMAN BLUES MAGAZINE WASSER PRAWDA:
Our online-magazine started a readers poll for the best blues albums 2012. “Pure And Simple” was nominated in the category “Blues (acoustic)”.

It’s a superb cd. All the best to you. – Tom Mazzolini, KPFA Radio “Blues By The Bay”