23 Jan 13

“Bohemian Records” presents Jr. Johnny; endorsed by Hohner Harmonicas.

Jr. Johnny’s The Unraveler CD is now available!

The Unraveler Front Cover
Cover Photo by:
Captain Shutter

The Unraveler Musicians:

  • Jr. Johnny: harmonicas and vocals
  • David Likhtiger – Lead Guitar
  • Stephen Minnich – Rhythm Guitar
  • David Pastorius – Bass
  • Bjarne Kjaer – Drums
  • Ron Teixeira – Piano / Organ

“The Unraveler” Songlist All Original Songs:
(Select the link or any title to hear a sound bite.)

See all 10 of Jr. Johnny’s CDs here!

So how did Jr. Johnny, the New York City bred grandson of polka playing Bohemian gypsies, end up devoting his life to Chicago-style blues? Like his playing, Junior Johnny’s answer is both delightfully tempestuous and effortlessly profound. “When I heard Muddy Waters, I just freaked out!” he exclaims. After honing his craft in several early ’60s teenage garage bands (actually “apartment bands,” the neighbor-annoying NYC equivalent), Johnny was drafted and served as a combat MP in Vietnam. When his tour of duty ended, he moved to San Francisco and was soon making a name for himself with now-legendary blues men like Mike Bloomfield and Jimmy Witherspoon. Subsequently, Junior got his dream gig performing alongside the man who would christen him “Jr. Johnny”: the great John Lee Hooker. “Hooker said he wanted me to have a nickname and just gave me one on the spot,” Junior explains. “It stuck.”

Jr. Johnny promo for his “WOW” CD
Recorded at Studio 101, Melbourne, Florida

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