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"
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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
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!
The long-awaited, industry wide release of Johnny No's sophomore album "Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer" has arrived! Get your copy now through iTunes or through Amazon (click here). SPREAD THE WORD BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
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