Gibson Custom & Epiphone “Signature Artist” Johnny A. Announces New 2020 Spring Tour Dates

Gibson Custom and Epiphone “Signature Artist” JOHNNY A.

Boston, MA – Acclaimed guitarist Johnny A. announces that he will be hitting the road again starting in March on the second leg of his “Just Me and My Guitars” series of tour dates. “The first leg of my tour included many venues out West that I had not performed at before and was very successful,” says Johnny A. about that first series of shows. “Many of these venues on this second leg will be a first for me and I’m excited to be bringing the ‘Just Me…And My Guitars’ show to them. I’m looking forward to seeing all my friends and fans at this Spring Tour, which will kick-off with a hometown performance at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts.”

At Johnny’s opening night of his tour in January, a veritable “who’s who” of guitar greats showed up to support him. Pictured on the opening night at Bogie’s in Westlake Village, CA, are Left to right: Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Howard Leese (Heart, Bad Company), Johnny A., Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), Steve Lukather (TOTO, Ringo Starr), Elliot Easton (the Cars, Empty Hearts):

In his review of Johnny’s Phoenix show in, Kevin Wierzbicki wrote: “The Music Theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix was sold out for the Johnny A. concert on Jan. 11, and Johnny did not disappoint as he presented a set where he played cover versions of 15 familiar songs. Explaining that the songs he’d play for the evening were favorites that had influenced his style over the years, Johnny put his own spin on well-known songs and hits, many from the days of the British Invasion. The second half of the show kicked off with a three-song Beatles mini-set that was highlighted by an amazing take on ‘”Strawberry Fields Forever,’ complete with all the psychedelics, and including a brief nod to the George Harrison-penned ‘Within You Without You.’ ‘Strawberry Fields’ was bookended by ‘I’ll Follow the Sun’ and ‘Ticket to Ride;’ it didn’t matter that the audience was greatly off-key as they had fun with the sing along.”

About Johnny A. “Just Me…And My Guitars” A Celebration of the British Songbook of the 60’s:
Johnny A. again takes an adventurous musical left turn with his “Just Me…And My Guitars” performances to present his distinct, instrumental guitar approach for the very first time in a completely “solo” intimate atmosphere…combining his keen arrangement instincts and guitar skills with his adept understanding and use of effects for a high–wire, one man tour de force, performance in real time without a net!

In a feature on Johnny in the current Holiday issue of Guitar Player Magazine, writer Craig Anderton said it best: “He brought a level of taste and sophistication to the genre, especially with a version of “Strawberry Fields Forever” that included all the bits — the backward guitars, the rhythms — and then took it even further. If you ever have a chance to see his live looping act, don’t miss it. He’ll change your idea about what’s possible with a guitar.”

“Johnny A. is one of the finest guitarist’s I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to, and I always learn something when we get together. He is a consummate musician on a world class level. I’ll put him toe-to-toe with anyone!” – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee  Elliot EastonThe Cars

“Johnny A. has always had such a musical approach to the way he plays the guitar. He arranges his parts sort of like a symphony orchestrator, covering counterpoints and filling out harmonic structures. The tone in his fingers is always comfortable and friendly and a delight to feel. He is a thoroughly accomplished and powerfully effective guitarist.” – 3-time Grammy Award-winning Artist Steve Vai

“Johnny A. is a light in a sea of guitar players. His unique and soulful full approach and his ‘one man band’ chops are peerless. Melody – tone, taste and a trick bag of surprises and a killer choice of material makes him a must see!” – 5 time Grammy Award winning Artist – Steve LukatherToto

Johnny A. “Just Me and My Guitars” Tour Dates
3/14: Arlington, Massachusetts – The Regent Theatre
4/2: Sioux City, Iowa – Vanguard Arts
4/3: Green Lake, Wisconsin – Thrasher Opera House
4/4: Alma, Wisconsin – Big River Theater
4/5: Saint Paul, Minnesota – Turf Club
4/22: Woodlands, Texas – Dosey Doe
4/24: McKinney, Texas – The Guitar Sanctuary
4/25: Tulsa, Oklahoma – The Shrine
4/26: Kansas City, Missouri – Knuckleheads

Watch Johnny A. Live on These YouTube Video Links:

 Johnny A Talking Points:
“Oh Yeah” #1 song from debut release Sometime Tuesday Morning

On the GRAMMY’s ballot 2004 with the song “I Had to Laugh” from Get Inside

2010 “Blues Artist of the Year” Boston Music Awards

2014 Inducted into the Boston Music Hall of Fame

Music Director and Lead Guitarist for Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) Co-Produced Wolf’s Long Line album (Warner/Reprise Records) 4 star review in Rolling Stone Magazine

Lead Guitarist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Band, The Yardbirds

Music Director Lead Guitarist for Bobby Whitlock

GIBSON GUITAR SIGNATURE ARTIST w/3 models (second best-selling signature model in history out of the Gibson Custom Shop)


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