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Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Take solace in the blues! Hammond B3 specialist Joey DeFrancesco and his trio are joined by a three hard-driving tenor sax players -- Vincent Herring, John Nugent and the late David "Fathead" Newman, in one of his last performances. They burn up the classics including 'Deep Blues,' 'My One and Only Love' and 'Speak Low.

Sarah & the Tall Boys country swing

Specializing in original country/blues, Sarah & The Tall Boys is a Chicago-based Americana band that has been selling out venues across the  country.  Fronted by lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and lyricist, Sarah Potenza-Crossman, the band has been together for 4 years.  It includes, base player, Ian Crossman, pedal steel player, Gabriel Stutz, lead guitarist, Dan Allen, and drummer, Jason Smart.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 19:30

The Radio Kings & Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos, R&B/country

The americana/blues band Radio Kings, fronted by Michael Dinallo and Brian Templeton, return with 11 new recordings that explore the spectrum of American Music on their first record in over ten years.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/26/2012 - 20:00

Larry Coryell

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jazz-rock pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.

Trio Balkan Strings, Balkan guitars

TRIO BALKAN STRINGS (Zoran Starcevic & sons: Nikola and Zeljko) the guitar family from Belgrade-Serbia, performs its original instrumental music, a fusion of many Balkan elements: Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek, Oriental…including Jazz, Swing and classical elements. The result, combining many cultures, is rich and unconventional, fresh and spontaneous, brimming with energy.

Artist website

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/22/2012 - 20:30

Dub Station & Friends, Bob Marley tribute band

Unique reggae showcase of all-original lyrics & variety of styles from local, regional, and international talent. Come see the award winning Dub Station band – host of various outstanding Reggae events at Johnny D’s since 2009.

Artist Myspace

Krucial Reggae website

cash cover at door

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 22:00

Hear Now Live! (new rock)

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 21:00

Michael Landau, rock guitar

Michael is a prolific musician and guitarist who has played on a large number of albums since the early 1980s with artists as varied as Seal, James Taylor, Helen Watson, Steve Perry, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis. He, along with fellow session guitarists Dean Parks, Steve Lukather and Dan Huff, played on many of the major label releases recorded in LA from the 1980s-1990s. In addition to his session work, Landau has also fronted several bands including Raging Honkies and Burning Water.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 19:00

Eric Hofbauer & The Infrared Band, Jazz Guitar & Michael Musillami, new age jazz

Boston-based guitarist/composer Eric Hofbauer’s newest ensemble, The Infrared Band, explores his intermingling interests in wordplay, mythology and puzzles.“If there’s a single overarching ethos to the band it would be ‘tell your story,’” Hofbauer explains. “All my compositions have a back story or theme and I encourage each player to add their own take on those stories and to play from personal experience. There’s no role playing, I compose to each of their strengths, featuring everyone and challenging their limits.”

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 20:00

Sim Redmond Band, roots rock

Since their inception seven years ago, the Sim Redmond Band has been quickly on the rise, forging new ground in roots music. Traveling around the globe, playing with the likes of moe., the Neville Brothers, the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, and Habib Koite, in some of the most beautiful venues in the U.S. and Japan, the world has taken notice. SRB’s unique blend of roots-rock, Afro-Caribbean, and reggae music continues to spread like wild fire. They are based in Ithaca, NY but their magnetic pole is Africa, particularly the sounds emanating from West and South Africa.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 19:00


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