Guitarist Johnny A. was born in Malden, MA and grew up in the North Shore area of Boston, where he led bands that played every major and not-so-major venue in the area as well as a host of roadside bars in the New England area. He eventually chose to become a sideman, playing with such artists as Bobby Whitlock, Mingo Lewis, and J. Geils frontman Peter Wolf. In his six year stint as Wolf's guitarist, Johnny A. recorded on the albums Fool's Parade" (1999) and the one which he co-produced with Wolf, 1996's Long Line. Johnny A. was also a member of Wolf's House Party 5 band and various incarnations of his acoustic ensembles, which toured extensively throughout the United States and Japan.
In late 1999, Johnny A. placed himself front and center with an all-new guitar instrumental project and album, titled sometime tuesday morning on Aglaophone Records. The album included original material as well as covers of the Beatles' "Yes It Is," Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman" and Willie Cobbs' blues classic "You Don't Love Me." The album was embraced by radio stations, critics and fans alike. ~ Ann Wickstrom, All Music Guide
Written by Ann Wickstrom