Johnny No

Johnny NO

Mobile, Alabama’s charismatic progressive blues powerhouse Johnny No spent 2017 bringing balance to their reformed line-up and delivering their hellfire of garage blues at every live show that they perform. Now that they have settled back into the Southeastern music scene, they have begun to pen tracks for their next studio release. This will be their first release since their 2014 sophomore effort “Modern Hymns to 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.” Crowds are already loving the powerful progressive blues attitude of songs such as “Sunday Morning Breakdown,” “What A Day” and “Can’t Pop That Mule.”

Johnny No has also welcomed veteran Azalea City drummer Sam Gaston to their fold. Gaston began his eclectic career as the drummer for iconic local metal outfits such as Mutant Speed and Soulcore, but his time since then has been spent in a variety of musical projects. Since then, he has lent his percussion skills to improv jazz projects such as Third Voice and Frameshift as well as Mobile’s beloved traditional Celtic group Mithril and the progressive metal group Breccia. Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Johnny No’s blues revival.

In 2009, Al McNab (Guitar) brought The Rev. (Lead Vocals) into Johnny No in Mobile, Al. 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.

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