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Memphis Bound for the 2015 International Blues Challenge 

Two years ago, Johnny No traveled to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge (IBC). While there, they made a lot of friends and connections that still exist to this day. They also generated quite a buzz with their progressive garage blues sound. Since then, Johnny No has wanted nothing more than to return to Memphis to once again experience IBC. On Sat., Aug. 30, Johnny No gathered with 10 other bands to be judged for a chance to represent the Gulf Coast Blues Society at the 2015 IBC. The five piece went up against a legion of regional talent, but ultimately, the judges decided that Johnny No would represent the Gulf Coast Blues Society in Memphis. Johnny No will now travel to Memphis for the final rounds of IBC on Jan. 20-24. Congregation members should regularly check in with Johnny No on their website and Facebook for travel and hotel info. See y'all in Memphis!

"Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer" Review in June issue of Living Blues! 

Pick up a copy of the June issue of Living Blues magazine and read all the kind things they had to say about Johnny No's sophomore effort "Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer"

Here are just a couple of things they had to say:

"Johnny No delivers a ten-track set of original compositions that explore, both sonically and verbally the dark end of the street that traverses the human soul"
"From the raucous opener Girl 24 to the epic closer Hand of Glory (which clocks in at nearly 11 minutes including a fiery sermonette from the Rev. backed by the Box O'Lies Gospel Choir), Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer captivates the listener. While it might not convert the staunch blues purist, Johnny No offers the ecumenically minded whole lot of blues-based zeal"

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW!

HELP JOHNNY NO GET TO STURGIS! 

Johnny No has had dreams of going to play Buffalo Chip in Sturgis.  Now, they have a chance with a little help from everyone out there.  Click here and either VOTE, TWEET, or LIKE using the links found on this Bio page.  THE BAND THANKS YOU IN ADVANCE!

Going to the Crossroads and Back Again! 

Catch Johnny No on their yearly pilgrimage to the Crossroads!

April 10: Blues Tavern, Mobile, Al. 8:30 p.m.
April 11: Murky Waters, Gulfport, Ms. 9:00 p.m.
April 12: JUKE JOINT FEST 2014, Clarksdale, Ms.
               Sunflower Gazebo Stage 2:00 p.m.
               Ground Zero 4 p.m
April 13: SOUTHSOUNDS MUSIC FEST, Mobile, Al.
                w/Rooster Blues and TBA
                Alchemy Tavern 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Johnny No Hosts Azalea City First Church of Blues at SouthSounds Music Fest 

Johnny No will be joined by two of the finest modern blues bands in the Southeast for the first installment of the Azalea City First Church of Blues at the SouthSounds Music Festival (Apr. 11-3) in their hometown of Mobile, Al. This event will showcase three of the finest modern blues acts in the Southeast. Johnny No will be joined by Rooster Blues and another band that will be announced over the next week.  The showcase will be held at Alchemy Tavern (7 S. Joachim St.) from 3 pm-6 pm on SUNDAY, APRIL 13.  Wristbands are on sale now and can be purchased at participating venues or online by clicking here

Johnny No Comes to SiriusXM in May! 

Coming in May 2014, Johnny No will debut on Sirius XM's Underground Garage station. Genya Ravan has been gracious enough to feature one of the band's songs on her show "Goldie's Garage." Tune into "Golide's Garage" on May 16 at 11 p.m. and spread the word!

Praise for "Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer" in Combustion Magazine 

AUTHOR: LOUIE JONES
Band: Johnny No
Album: Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer
Label: Riviera Records
Release Date: Feb. 25
     Johnny No is giving the world a second helping of their tempestuous garage blues sounds with “Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer.” This sophomore effort continues the legacy of their trademark “Port City Ne’er-Do-Well Blues Sound,” and it comes with one caveat. This band walks a thin line between rock and blues with a raucous new school sound shaped by the sonic philosophies of the elders of blues. The end-result is a musical experience that is more attending a service at a snake-handling church than listening to an album.
     Johnny No breaks loose with the opening track “Girl 24.” A raunchy juke joint guitar and a screaming organ are entwined with raw vocals as the band’s rhythm section maintains its flawless beat. Johnny No’s soul is exposed and mingled with a cool saxophone for “Cradle to the Grave.” This track is a blues anthem filled with the lamentations of the modern times. The band pays a visit to the old school with the angry, driving vibes of “Deadboy Blues.” However, the most impressive track would have to be “Hand of Glory.” Johnny No unleashes almost 11 minutes of furious sounds with the song ending with a front porch vocal harmony accented by a dobro, harmonica and a sermon (yes, a sermon). While some blues purists might be intimidated by “Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer,” the unique sound this band has created should appealing to wide demographic of music lovers. For info on Johnny No, please visit www.johnnynoblues.com
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