Johnny is a guitar and mandolin picker and singer/songwriter from Boise, Idaho. Born in Brooklyn, NY, his journey from there to Idaho provided ample source material for songs which he eventually started putting on paper. After running Boise's local guitar shop for 26 years as well as playing solo and in bands along the way, he has turned his full attention (or obsession) to writing and performing his own songs.
Winner of the 2009 Guy Clark Songwriting Contest.
Guitar picker with Tylor & the Train Robbers, Joshua Tree, Kenny Saunders, Poke and more.
In days gone by Johnny has performed and/or recorded with Rosalie Sorrels, Pinto Bennett, Belinda Bowler, Chris Wall, Muzzie Braun, Curtis Stigers and even had the honor of performing with Steve Goodman. He has also had the pleasure of opening for John Prine, Guy Clark, Reckless Kelly, Asleep At The Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, David Bromberg, Tim O'Brien, Justin Townes Earle, Carrie Rodriguez and Sam Bush.