Juke Joint Jonny is a Blues man, Band Leader,Singer, Songwriter and Historian. Born In Newark, New Jersey in 1950, He was introduced at a very young age To The “Folk Blues” In the ethnically Diverse Neighborhood of his youth. “My Philosophy Is You Don’t choose the Blues The Blues Chooses you.” Jonny Learned his blues the hard way, On the streets and in the Joints of The worlds big Cities( London, Paris, NYC,Philadelphia, Vancouver , San francisco, Clarksdale, Mississippi and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
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 December 2012:
Juke Joint Jonny’s stock in trade is singing gruffly 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.
9th Annual IAMA(International Acoustic Music Awards) “Going To Mississippi”
From Bluesleaf release: Pure and Simple. Folk/Americana/Roots Category.
Finalist of the 9th Annual IAMA 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.
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”