Johnny A.

Friday September 15, 2017
8:00pm - 10:30pm
$30 public | $25 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends July 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
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“A musician who resists easy categorization and that’s always cool by us.” – London Free Press

Lots of folks throw around the phrase “let the music do the talking,” but only a few have the fortitude to really do it – to just go out there and play, shunning flash, shrugging off image and reeling in the listener on the strength of the songs alone. Although an instrumentalist, Johnny thinks like a singer as he plays, composes and improvises. “I’m always interested in dynamics and tone far more than the amount of notes played,” Johnny explains. That attention to detail lewd to a Gibson Johnny A. Signature Model guitar that has become one of the company’s most successful and popular models.

His debut album Sometime Tuesday Morning (1999) did something an instrumental guitar record never does- it became a major hit at radio. Aggressive touring and several critically acclaimed releases gained the admiration of the world’s top guitarists from Jeff Beck to BB King and led to a myriad of major appearances including Eric Clapton’s Crossroads, the Montreal Jazz Festival and Tokyo’s Fuji Rock Festival.

For the better part of three decades, the Massachusetts-based guitarist and bandleader has proven himself capable of generating heat at venues from working-class bars to international amphitheaters – and every sort of venue in between.

Opening Artist
Danielle Miraglia

Jon Sobel of Blogcritics.com described her song "You Don't Know Nothin'" as "One of the best new folk songs I've heard in years. Its depiction and dissection of human misunderstanding is both sharp and tender. All you need to know about what drives people apart and what draws them together can be witnessed in a few hours spent in a bar. Many of us feel something along those lines, but Danielle Miraglia is that rare songwriter who can put it into words."

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. She has shared the stage with the likes of Johnny Winter, Bettye Lavette, John Hammond Jr., Joan Osborne, John Mayall, Sonny Landreth, John Oates, Colin Hay, Robert Cray, Rodney Crowell and many more.