Smith, Johnny

Napa Rain, 2006CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 12.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Johnny sings, plays the harmonica and acoustic guitar. Mark Holzinger (g, background vocals) and Chris Justin (b) join him. His voice is strong, distinct and prominent. The program is jazz standards and blues. It has a gentle, country, blues feel courtesy of the harmonica and Mark’s liquid guitar style. This gives songs like “Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby)”, “Moanin'” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” a totally different feel. It is fun, unique and refreshing sound.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions