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Johnny Swank

Rank #24 US Raleigh, NC Blues / Americana / Cigar Box Guitars


Sounds Like: Alvin Youngblood Hart, Seasick Steve

Bio: Johnny Swank was born in the big city of Climax, NC in a house filled with Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and gospel. His influences range from early blues, rockabilly, country, rock, and alternative stuff (whatever the hell that is)

He plays a variety of instruments, including the World Famous* Fri... See Full Bio

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Johnny Swank has a show on 10/03/2012 at 08:00 PM @ The Pour House ... in Raleigh, NC http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/142245719 #concert


“Having Johnny Swank at our festival was great! His music is great, and he has an attitude to match - fantastic to work with!... During our outdoor festival, a thunderstorm rolled through, killing the stage he was about to perform on - Johnny didn't skip a beat! He simply pulled over to the sidewalk, started playing his Fritocaster and Suitcase Bass Drum, and the festival continued on! Thanks, Johnny!”
— Tim Suave - organizer, ComeUNITYnow Festival - Raleigh NC
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First EP coming out soon!
Apr 26, 2011
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  • 2012

    Oct 3

    Raleigh, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Raleigh, NC, US
    Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:00pm
  • 2012

    Apr 27

    Raleigh, NC, US | 6:00pm

    Raleigh, NC, US
    Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:00pm


    Oh snap! Get your mind right for the weekend with the Johnny Folsom 4 and Johnny Swank. We'll be getting going about 6pm or so. Plan on lots of Johnny Cash tunes, and I'm breaking out some new stuff on the Fritocaster!

  • 2012

    Mar 16

    Durham, NC, US | 7:00pm

    Durham, NC, US
    Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:00pm


    Going on at 7pm, and bringing some new shirt designs for their ROBOTS! exhibit this month. Get your Third Friday started off right at Scrap Exchange Gallery. 923 Franklin St., Durham, NC 27701

  • 2011

    Dec 22

    Raleigh, NC, US | 7:00pm

    Raleigh, NC, US
    Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:00pm


    Setting up shop and playing some mini-set at the Kings Barcade Last Chance Buy Local event. Get your last minute presents, and get your mind right for the holidays!

  • 2011

    Dec 4

    Raleigh, NC, US | 1:00pm

    Raleigh, NC, US
    Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:00pm


    Setting up shop and playing some mini-sets at Rebus Works for the Boylan Heights Art Walk in Raleigh (1pm-4pm). Lots of food trucks, art, and I'll have a whole load of shirts ready for your christmas shopping!

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  • KC Daleigh (Artist) KC Daleigh
    SEASON OF THE WITCH is great. Love the guitar work!
  • Doug Dickens (Artist) Doug Dickens
    got to hand it to you Johnny ... you got that unique action goin on here ... i really like Love in Vain.
  • Ben Aaron (Artist) Ben Aaron
    Cool Fritocaster, Johnny! But seriously, the music here is top-notch. I hope you continue to perform. From another songster, -Ben Aaron
  • Squier Red & The Blues Band (Artist) Squier Red & The Blu...
    Oh yeah! Bring them Blues!
  • Shelby lynn (Artist) Shelby lynn
    youre music is awesome!!! (:
  • Nick Driver (Artist) Nick Driver
    lookin forward to the show in feb. I got some other stuff I need to chat with you about as well. I'll send you a message. cheers man! nick
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