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Further Confessions of Johnny No: An Evening of Story and Song
September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$20
Tickets: $20 (Call 251-367-4599 to reserve)
Johnny No is back. After taking an almost two-year hiatus, this charismatic band from Mobile, AL has returned to the stage. Over the years, Johnny No has used their electrifying original mix of intense garage rock and old school blues to establish a dedicated cult following, which they fondly call “The Congregation.” According to lead vocalist The Rev, the pleas of The Congregation are the main reason that the band decided to break their hiatus.
“From the second we announced the hiatus, people were asking me, Al and T when would get started again,” said The Rev. “We finally realized that there were a lot of people out there who missed us, and we missed them. We missed each other too.”
Johnny No is now ready to add to the rich legacy of their unique mix of rock and blues. In addition to writing new material, the group is also making preparations for a live album. This untitled album will be the following up to 2014 sophomore effort Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer, which Living Blues Magazine described as “a ten-track set of original compositions that explore, both sonically and verbally the dark end of the street that traverses the human soul” that displays a “whole lot of blues-based zeal.”
Al McNab (Guitar) and The Rev. (Lead Vocals) formed Johnny No in Mobile, Al. in 2009. A few years later, they added Tarleton “T” McNab’s bass to their mix. Johnny No has been spreading what they call the Port City Ne’er-Do-Well Blues. After the release of their debut album The Riviera Sessions, Vol. 1, High Times Magazine recognized them as an “Unsigned Band of the Week.” Afterwards, they went on to open for Grammy Award winning acts such as Anders Osbourne and Jimbo Mathus as well as Grammy nominees Bush, Bobby Rush and Luther Dickinson. They were also fortunate enough to open for the late Eddie Kirkland. Johnny No are veterans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues and Heritage Festival, BayFest (Alabama’s Largest Music Festival), Juke Joint Fest (Clarksdale, Ms.) and the International Blues Challenge.
To learn more about Johnny No, visit: http://www.johnnynoblues.com