Johnny Moore Tribute Night
Musicians, family, friends and fans gather to pay tribute and celebrate the life and music of Johnny Moore in a night of storytelling, jamming and a video documentary.
Johnny grew up and lived his life in Leominster, Mass. For the past 45 years he influenced and taught hundreds of area guitar slingers in the many different genres that he so fully commanded. From the finger style of Mississippi John Hurt to the chicken pickin' licks of James Burton, to the rockabilly heros of his youth, Johnny had them all down. In his R&B repertoire he could sing like Sam Cooke or James Brown, yet in his own distinct style. He knew thousands of songs, along with their history and origins.
His days with his band, The Del-Mars, had people lined up outside City Hall on many a Saturday night and led to a recording contract with PEK Records. The band, under the management of Abe Ford, played the legendary Peppermint Lounge in New York City and many other prestigious venues. His solo gigs with his Gibson J-45 were always magical with his endless songlist, infectious laugh and his cool, easy manner. Johnny's phenomenal velvety voice landed him a gig opening for The Everly Brothers among many other national acts.
Listen to a clip of Johnny HERE
Like many artists before him, this tribute should have happened while he was still with us. He is Leominster's own legend and icon. "I'm proud to say he was a friend of mine." Come one, come all.