2006 Connecticut Blues Society - Blues Challenge finalists, The Johnny Boots Band is one of the most talented blues infused bands. With a vintage blues/rock sound, they perform original music, classic songs from the 3 Kings, Howlin' Wolf and Guitar Slim...
2006 Connecticut Blues Society - Blues Challenge finalists, The Johnny Boots Band is one of the most talented blues infused bands. With a vintage blues/rock sound, they perform original music, classic songs from the 3 Kings, Howlin' Wolf and Guitar Slim to Jimi Hendrix and beyond. The band features guitar slinger/singer Johnny Boots (Giannicchi). Johnny has played with internationally recognized blues greats like Buddy Guy, Johnny "Clyde" and daughter Shemekia Copeland, Tab Benoit, Shirley King (Yes, BB's daughter) as well as local CT artists like, Chris Cross, Greg Piccolo and George Baker among others. While influenced by so many of the blues greats of yesterday, Johnny adds his soul, feeling and imagination to create his unique sound today.Thom “Gilly” Gilbert on drums, Pete Bennett on bass and Tim "T-Bone" Stone on keyboards add up to a rock solid rhythm section, eager to explore the boundaries of where the groove can take you. What are people saying about Johnny Boots and The Johnny Boots Band?"Johnny Boots Band, 'Everybody's Got to Eat' (Boot in Yur Ear) - Fairfield guitarist Johnny 'Boots' Giannicchi burns up the fretboard on a set of blues-rock originals, a funkified version of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" and a rock-solid cover of 'Crosscut Saw' (recorded by Albert King, among others). Giannicchi plays with a thick, dirty guitar tone sure to thrill electric blues fans, and sings in a voice that fits with the blues without ever sounding forced. He swings, he shuffles and he rocks, making 'Eat' tasty indeed.Eric R. Danton - The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT"I have fallen in love with this CD...I think this CD is loaded with hits" Beef Stew, Sunday Night Blues w/Beef Stew WCCC 106.9 Hartford - wccc.com"I was knocked out by your new cd and sent it to Living Blues as one of my top 25 for July."Mick Martin - Mick Martin's Blues Party - WXJZ 90.9 Sacramento"How about this band? Put your hands together for the guitar player (Johnny)!"Buddy Guy, Silvertone Recording Artist"Nice job out there man you sounded great" Tab Benoit, Telarc Recording Artist, two time Blues Music Award winner and Grammy nominee"He (Johnny) sounds really good"G.E. Smith, Guitarist, former Saturday Night Live bandleader"You sound real good man"The late Johnny "Clyde" CopelandVerve Recording Artist"Johnny you sound great!"Murali Coryell Czyz Recording Artist"That is a really good song" ("Little Lady") Jorma Kaukonen of The Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna Columbia Recording Artist"Johnny can really play!"Shemekia Copeland,Alligator Recording ArtistFor more about Johnny Boots, please visit www.johnnyboots.com
for your interest.Best wishes,Johnny