It's been almost a year since we broke the hiatus. We came back with big plans, but getting Johnny No's Box O'Lies Traveling Medicine Show Electric Blues Revue & Revival (with Signs Following) on its feet again has had its challenges. However, the challenges have been met and overcome, and we still have the same big plans. We are almost six songs into writing our next full-length, and we still plan on doing the live album, as soon as we figure out all the logistics, bells and whistles. As always, we're zealously trying to find our way into every city, suburb, village and hamlet that will have us. Stick with us, brothers and sisters! We're still alive and kickin' with a bunch of goals for 2018. If you'd like to get a taste of our new material, then come to a show, especially New Year's Eve at The Blues Tavern. We'll definitely be playing all the originals that we have completed, thus far.
After a two year hiatus, the Port City Ne'er-Do-Well bluesmen have returned with a furious vengeance that is already spreading into venues along the Gulf Coast. In the coming months, the restructured band will be working on recording both a live album and a collection of new original material featuring the new line-up.
Pick up a copy of the June issue of Living Blues magazine and read all the kind things they had to say about Johnny No's sophomore effort "Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer"
Here are just a couple of things they had to say:
"Johnny No delivers a ten-track set of original compositions that explore, both sonically and verbally the dark end of the street that traverses the human soul" "From the raucous opener Girl 24 to the epic closer Hand of Glory (which clocks in at nearly 11 minutes including a fiery sermonette from the Rev. backed by the Box O'Lies Gospel Choir), Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer captivates the listener. While it might not convert the staunch blues purist, Johnny No offers the ecumenically minded whole lot of blues-based zeal"