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JP Blues / Press

“Thick Blues Dripping over the Edge of Rock”

“It's like something right out of that old RALPH MACCHIO movie CROSSROADS”

“I feel like I’ve been let in on a great blues secret. All I can say is, Wow!”

“With musicians like JP is the future of the blues is guaranteed.”

“Blues fans, lets “Make Room At The Table” for one of the hottest young players on the scene today, JP Blues. Cliches’ such as “jaw-droppingly-awesome” may be overused, but, one listen to this incendiary set and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a new term of description for his immense talents.”

“In a review I wrote for an appearance by JP Blues at Darwin's early this year, I said: "It's a cliche' to speak of musicians making a guitar "sing" or "wail", but JP does that, and he makes it make a lot of other sounds you would not think six strings could make. In fact, he is the sort of musician who becomes so at one with the music and the instrument that you almost wonder who is playing who. It's almost as though he was possessed, or that he and the guitar meld into something more than either one of them." I could say the same thing again about the latest CD, Make Room at the Table.”

“I really like the guitar tone that John Pagano (JP) gets on rhythm and his riffs are fluid and fresh.”

“This is a true blues album in the purest sense. There are a variety of different tastes presented here, from the typical soulful slow blues to the upbeat rocking tunes and quite a bit in between.”

“In a nutshell, after my first listen to this CD, I was left contemplating if I had ever in my MANY years of listening to and writing about blues/rock artists heard a recording by someone in whom I have heard any more potential than I do in this artist. Over the years I have learned that good guitarists are pretty commonplace these days but a truly great and complete artist is much more a rarity.”

"Blurring the lines between genres, JPBlues and the album 'Make Room At The Table' takes the listener on a musical journey. In his 20's he's got a maturity that some artists never achieve, and the talent to turn his guitar into a voice all its own. There's the heart of a rocker and the soul of a bluesman in JP, and the one thing that's certain is that the combination of the two is pretty special." ROCK OVER AMERICA

“In his 20s he’s got a maturity that some artists never achieve, and the talent to turn his guitar into a voice all its own.”

“Actually , there's a lot of philosophy : energetic, youthful, inspired, distinctive , dynamic and highly spirited musical work . And everything that is passed should be revised , is now resolved and obstacles more easily there . Bravo guys done a great album ! Congratulations ! From Croatia ”

“• BY: RHETTA AKAMATSU As for JP Blues himself, oh my! It's a cliche' to speak of musicians making a guitar "sing" or "wail", but JP does that, and he makes it make a lot of other sounds you would not think six strings could make. In fact, he is the sort of musician who becomes so at one with the music and the instrument that you almost wonder who is playing who. It's almost as though he was possessed, or that he and the guitar meld into something more than either one of them. It's something to see, alright, and amazing for a young man still in his 20's.”

“JP BLUES CD '' I WILL NOT GO QUIETLY" makes top 100 radio airplay for blues albums 2011”

RMR Roots Music Charts

“JPBlues Voted by Truefire as one of the 100+ Guitarist YOU HAVE TO KNOW!!”

“Jaw Dropping Skills! ”

“cutting incisive guitar sound .... overflowing creativity”

Barcelona Spain - La Hora del Blues

“A Guitar Master! ”

“This Kid Can Play! ”

“Mature, Deep and Brilliant! ”

Dr. BLues

“New Voice in the Blues! ”

“JP Blues Band - I Will Not Go Quietly -" I went back and listened to this album this week and was blown away by the searing guitar work - this one's gonna get a lot of listens in the next few weeks! By Ed Karn”

“JP BLUES BAND rocks! www.wmhb.org www.myspace.com/wmhb ”

“BillFoolery.com JP has evolved even in the last two years from a slick player with good hands to an entertainer with a repetoire of stylings and subtleties. Some riffs by good players are just that, good riffs. Sometimes the solo's go further and express a range of statements and emotions. JP's playing was an instrumental orgy of blues rock musings. A good couple of notes goes on for a couple of more and carries on further with more to say and it becomes a story... a statement".”

"JP Blues is without a doubt an old soul trapped within an eighteen yr old body.His guitar playing has the heart,soul,energy and passion that some of the great icons have, but with a distinct style of his own."