Johnny A. Custom Gibson Guitar Named An Iconic Guitar
May 2009 Rosebud News

After being honored with his own guitar model by the Gibson Custom Shop, Johnny A.'s Signature Model is now featured as one of the top Five Iconic Guitars and “sweetest rides” in the Gibson Shop, along with Signature B.B. King and Les Paul models.  The Custom Shop designs Gibson guitars to the players’ exact specifications.  Gibson Custom first introduced the Johnny A. Signature Model in 2003, and it’s become one of the company’s most successful and popular models.  The Johnny A. with Bigsby Tremolo has a fully hollow body, an ebony-fretboard equipped neck and the sides and back are a single carved piece of mahogany, topped by solid maple.  For more details, visit the Gibson shop.  Catch Johnny A. live on the road, please see tour dates >>


Johnny A. Performs At 20th Anniversary Of The Boston Music Awards
December 2007 Rosebud News

Johnny A. was featured at the 20th anniversary of the Boston Music Awards December 1, 2007 at The Orpheum Theater. Joining an all-star band led by James Montgomery, Johnny ripped through an exciting version of "Walkin' the Dog." Other performers included Bobby Brown, Extreme, Martin Sexton and Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith. Johnny A. was first recognized at the Boston Music Awards in 2000, when he received a Best Debut Album nomination for Sometime Tuesday Morning. The Boston Music Awards showcases talented performers in the greater Boston area and supports local charities Music Drives Us and the Berklee City Music Program.

Johnny A. releases new instructional DVD "Taste • Tone • Space"
December 2005 Rosebud News

Johnny A. has released a new instructional DVD entitled "Taste • Tone • Space" via Alfred Publishing. The DVD features Johnny and his band performing eight of his most popular songs from his two Favored Nations releases Sometime Tuesday Morning and Get Inside. Each song is followed by a discussion of the specific concepts and techniques involved in playing the song. Also included are discussions about Johnny's gear, influences, and approaches to writing and recording. Special features include printable PDFs of guitar TAB music for six songs, an up-close tour of the Gibson Johnny A. signature guitar, bonus performances featuring Robben Ford and Albert Lee and an interview with Bill Strickland, founder of the Manchester Craftmen's Guild.

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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD Features JJ Cale and Robert Cray plus Duke Robillard
November 2004 Rosebud News

JJ Cale and Robert Cray are both featured on the just released two disc, four hour plus DVD of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival which took place in Dallas this past June. Duke Robillard is also shown performing with blues legends Honeyboy Edwards and Robert Lockwood Junior. The DVD chronicles the festival which brought together dozens of the world's top rock, blues, country, jazz, and folk guitarists and also included Rosebud artist, Johnny A.. Check out the Crossroads Media Player for clips and snapshots from the festival.

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Rosebuds Gather For Clapton Benefit
June 2004, Rosebud News

Among the artists featured at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas June 4-6 are several Rosebud artists. JJ Cale (whose songs "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" are among Clapton's biggest hits) will perform Saturday night. Robert Cray who co-wrote "Old Love" with Eric after Eric had covered Cray's "Bad Influence", will appear in an all star jam Saturday night with Eric, Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan. Cray appears again Sunday in the Cotton Bowl with The Robert Cray Band. Also on the festival are Johnny A., performing early Sunday and Duke Robillard who performs as part of a blues clinic with Robert Jr. Lockwood and Honeyboy Edwards. Booker T. Jones will also perform along with the MGs during the Cotton Bowl show. The event is a benefit for Crossroads Rehabilitation Clinic in Antigua.

Johnny A.'s "Get Inside" in stores February 24
February 2004 Rosebud News

Johnny A. continues to stake his claim as one of the premier guitar players in popular music today as evidenced by Gibson's new Johnny A. guitar and his new Favored Nations CD Get Inside set for release February 24. The CD follows the highly successful Sometime Tuesday Morning which topped a number of major AAA radio charts nationwide. Get Inside has a dozen instrumentals that span a gulf of styles that must be heard to be truly appreciated with the first single "I Had To Laugh" already moving up the charts on AAA and Rock radio stations nationwide. Johnny's guitar prowess has been recognized by Gibson Guitars Custom Shop who recently unveiled a Johnny A. Signature model that is a rare major re-design project for the company. The Custom Shop continues their tradition of supporting a select few premier players with its Signature Series, which features guitars that are designed specifically for (and in conjunction with) the artists who are playing them.

Catch Johnny A. on tour and look for more live dates to be added in the coming weeks - see tour dates >>

To view the new Johnny A. Signature model or locate a dealer, go to Johnny A. Signiture >>

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Johnny A. Signature Gibson Guitar Unveiled
July 2003 Rosebud News

The new Johnny A. Signature model from the Gibson Custom Shop has been unveiled. The Custom Shop continues their tradition of supporting a select few premier players with its Signature Series, which features guitars that are designed specifically for (and in conjunction with) the artists who are playing them. The 2003 Johnny A. model combines several innovative new design aspects with loads of vintage Gibson appointments to create what will surely become a modern classic. Other guitarists selected for 2003 Signature models include Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Duane Allman, and Lee Ritenour, among others. To view the new Johnny A. Signature model or locate a dealer, go to Johnny A. Signature. Look for a new Johnny A. album in the coming months and catch select tour dates throughout 2003 -- see tour dates. Gibson Custom Shop Johnny A. Signature - Bench Test >> ’59 Les Paul takes Johnny A. beyond screamin' rock'n' roll >>

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Johnny is pictured and interviewed about his history with Gibson instruments and the guitars and equipment he used to make his debut CD, Sometime Tuesday Morning.

from Favored Nations Entertainment

On his debut album as a leader, Sometime Tuesday Morning, Johnny A. and his trio present a mix of original material and unusual covers. There's slithery rhythm and shadowy attitude all over these tracks, enough to summon images of late-night bars, moonlight along a waterfront, mysterious candlelit encounters -- all without so much as a peep from any vocalist. ...more >>