Just him and his guitars...
The name ‘Johnny A.’ might not be so mainstream, but there’s no doubt that it’s synonymous with guitar. Johnny A. became Music Director of J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf’s outfit, coordinating the onstage arrangements, playing on several tours and co-producing Wolf’s 1996 album, *Long Line.* What’s more, he was even asked to join The Yardbirds as their lead guitarist in 2015. Johnny A. has earned a Grammy Award nomination, the honor of Boston Music Awards, “Blues Artist of the Year 2010,” and a spot in the revered Boston Music Hall of Fame. Never content with complacency, and always up for a challenge, Johnny again takes an adventurous musical left turn to present his distinct, instrumental guitar approach coupled with his “live-looping” expertise for the very first time in a completely “solo” intimate atmosphere.
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“Johnny A. was the exemplary sideman in the late '90s when he decided to become a solo artist. At a time when instrumental guitarists were moving toward cliche, one might wonder why he even wanted to make such a move. After all, he doesn't sing, jump around on stage, or shred a bazillion notes a minute. However, the Malden, Massachusetts, born and bred performer is one of very few, contemporary solo guitarists in particular, who can get away with a no frills, candid performance.” - Brian D Holland
— Guitar International
“With no singer in the band, Johnny A. took on the difficult task of keeping the audience captive through an entire set of instrumentals. And captive they were, as Johnny blazed across the guitar neck, his fingers forming every possible chord imaginable, while controlling his many guitar effects to perfection. It was a stew of virtuosity that left the crowd in awe.” - Steven King
— Worcester Magazine