For ten years, Johnny No has used its eclectic blues rock style and intoxicating tent revival-style live show to both seduce and stump the audiences and critics worldwide. The band has always walked a fine line between the worlds of rock and blues. Even so, their original material and unique renditions of classic blues and rock masterpieces have disproved any preconceived notions that closed-minded listeners might have about this group. Over the past decade, Johnny No has gathered a worldwide legion of dedicated fans called "The Congregation." Johnny No has released two studio albums as well as an EP. Their tracks have been spun on radio stations across the U.S. and Europe. Johnny No has been featured on such radio shows as "The Blues Therapy & Dance Show" in Atlanta and "Local Licks" in Upstate New York. Garage rock legend Genya Ravan even featured Johnny No on her Sirius XM radio show "Goldie's Garage" on the Underground Garage channel. Living Blues Magazine even cited Johnny No as a group that "sonically and verbally" ventures into "the dark end of the street that traverses the human soul," and High Times Magazine honored them as an “Unsigned Band of the Week.” As the band celebrates 10 years of pioneering its electrifying mix of blues rock, Johnny No has no plans of calling it quits before its musical sermon is complete. Many may wonder what's next for this ragtag group of ne'er-do-well gentleman loafers.
Johnny No ended the year keeping close to home in Mobile, Al. Now, they are preparing for the next release of original material. Since the release of the "DEMOnology EP," the band has been taking its time putting together new songs for an upcoming release. Even though it is still in the planning and selection stage, this release will feature updated versions of the three tracks from the "DEMOnology EP," which will be joined by several new, unheard tracks including "Luke 4:22 Blues," "Dialed-In" and "Daddy Rabbit," all of which they are currently road-testing in the live setting. Johnny No hopes to also dedicate time to compiling a live album, which will be a longtime dream realized for its members. Otherwise, Johnny No hopes to start filling their gig schedule and getting back to their fans across the Southeast and beyond.
In 2009, guitarist Al McNab brought vocalist The Rev. into Johnny No. A few years later, this band from Mobile, Al. added Tarleton “T” McNab’s bass to their mix. After the band's two-year hiatus, Johnny No finally found a rhythmic fit with seasoned percussionist Sam Gaston, who has lent his drums to the legendary Azalea City metal band Mutant Speed, Celtic group Mithril and the improv jazz outfit Third Voice. For the past decade, Johnny No has been spreading a trademark blues rock style that 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 acts such as J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Bobby Rush, Anders Osbourne & Luther Dickinson and Blues Traveler. They were also fortunate enough to open for Eddie Kirkland shortly before his passing. Johnny No is a veteran of SouthSounds Music Festival (Mobile, Al.), Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues and Heritage Festival, BayFest (Alabama’s Largest Music Festival), Juke Joint Fest (Clarksdale, Ms.) and the International Blues Challenge (Memphis, Tn.).