Renowned musician Johnny A. to perform at Thrasher Opera House | Green Lake News


Boston Hall of Fame inductee Johnny A., iconic Gibson and Epiphone guitarist, will stop by the historic Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake to give his concert, titled “Just Me And My Guitars” , Saturday October 16.

Johnny A.

He has shared the stage with BB King, Steve Vai and many others, performing at festivals as prestigious as Eric Clapton’s Crossroads, the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Fuji Rock Festival in Tokyo.

“When I was in my first groups, I sang; but when I was with [Peter Wolf], I had a very bad bronchial infection and I never fully recovered my voice, ”he said. “I made the conscious decision at that point to focus on instrumental music. I reassessed my way of playing, completely redefined my approach.

This new approach has earned it much praise from outlets like the Boston Phoenix, who have dubbed it “a unique presence on the Boston rock and pop scene, wrapping jazz, blues, popular tunes, rock and blossoms. of psychedelic improvisation in a tight and passionate ball. . “

The success of “Sometime Tuesday Morning” led to a second outing, “Get Inside,” which produced a radio hit in the form of the title track – and drew in the folks at Gibson, who approached Johnny to collaborate on one. custom guitar. . It became the second best-selling signature model in the company’s illustrious instrument line-up.

“Jonny A. has one of the most eloquent voices in modern music – and he doesn’t sing a note,” said. “Instead, he channels joy, love, humor, sadness… all aspects of the human experience, through his guitar. Only the best musicians have the ability to capture the nuances of life in sound, which places Johnny in a very exclusive six-string group that includes Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins and Jimi Hendrix. ”

Tickets cost $ 24. Reservations for Johnny A. can be made by visiting or calling 920-294-4279.

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