Johnny A.'s "Get Inside" in stores February 24
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 -
To view the new Johnny A. Signature model or locate a dealer, go to
Congratulations to Grammy Winners The Blind Boys Of Alabama!
The Blind Boys of Alabama won their third consecutive Grammy Award for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album for this years Go Tell It On the Mountain, their first ever holiday CD. The CD features guest vocal appearances by Solomon Burke, George Clinton, Michael Franti, Chrissie Hynde, Shelby Lynne, Les McCann, Meshell Ndegeocello, Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, and Tom Waits. The win follows on the heels of their previous Grammy honors for their last two CDs, Higher Ground and Spirit Of The Century. The Blind Boys will be on tour throughout 2004 including a performance at the Olympic Games in Athens this summer -- see tour dates.