Wed, Feb 07 • 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room
JOHN PAGANO BAND / VOLK / WHISKEY TANGO
$8 AT DOOR
JOHN PAGANO BAND
“Thick Blues dripping over the edge of Rock” is what John Pagano Band has been described as. This Indie Rock band captures an old sound with a contemporary style. Formerly known as JPBlues, their release, “I Will Not Go Quietly” CD was a very familiar name on the Roots Music Report Radio Charts hitting for a total of 28 weeks straight and at #4. The level heightened even more with the band’s follow up CD, “Make Room at the Table” released in Sept 2013. The CD charted on RMR, crossed over into the Jam Band Radio Charts as well as being considered part of the “Top 100 Blues CD’s of 2014” by RMR. Also appearing on “Make Room at the Table” are special guests Yonrico Scott and Todd Smallie (The Derek Trucks Band). In January 2015, John Pagano released a live CD called, “Live at Darwin’s”. It charted at #1 in the U.S. for Blues/Rock airplay. It is clear that John Pagano Band searing, soulful guitar gives hope to the rebirth of passion and soul in music!
John started playing guitar at the age of 10 on Long Island, New York and it was clear that something special was happening here. This “Something Special” was recognized by legendary bluesman Sam “Bluzman” Taylor. Sam took John under his wing and began to school him on the blues, or what Sam use to call “SAMerizing”. John toured the East coast with Sam’s band as a special guest for a few years. It was under Sam’s watchful eye that John began to flourish as a musician and a bluesman!
JPBlues formed in 2008 with band members Pat Adkins (Chuck Berry, Gary US Bonds) on Drums and John Young (Ryan Leslie) on Bass. While playing the circuit in New York as well as the east coast, they also recorded the band’s first two CD’s, “Die Happy” and “I Will Not Go Quietly.”
In 2011, John left the New York music scene and moved to Georgia. It is here that he met his drummer Shiloh Bloodworth, and in 2013 they both were hired to back Australian artist Anni Piper (Blues Leaf Records) on her first US tour. Later with the addition of Tony Hossri on Bass, John Pagano Band had formed a new power trio and hit the road for an East Coast Tour as well as tearing up the Southern Circuit. This Georgia based project released two more CD’s “Make Room at the Table” and, “Live at Darwin’s”.
John Pagano is endorsed by Epiphone and was voted by www.Truefire.com as one of their TOP 100 GUITARISTS “YOU SHOULD KNOW”! John has had the pleasure of either performing with or opening for such legendary artists as Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), Phil Grande (Joe Cocker), , Dennis Innessibuw (Robert Plant), , Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks), Todd Smallie (Derek Trucks), Albert Castiglia.
VOLK is the dynamic duo that roars with a mix of high-octane Rock n Roll, classic Country swagger, and heart-shattering Soul. After cutting their teeth in the dim-lit bars of Europe, VOLK decided to take their music home to the US in Spring 2016. Since settling down in Nashville, VOLK has opened for such acts as Royal Thunder, Diarrhea Planet, Mayeux and Broussard, The Ghost Wolves, Brother Oh Brother, catl, and John Evans.
Blues. Rock. Glam.
Andrew "Goose" Hughes - Guitar/Vocals
Tyler Messer - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Jacob Hicks - Drums and Percussion
Dustin Raynes - Bass