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Connecticut's Johnny Boots has a hard working, big sounding power trio that plays driving, blues-infused rock. Johnny has combined the intensity of SRV, with singer/songwriter ballads and electrified Delta blues to create his own "Bootsy-fied" sound.The band features guitar slinger/singer Johnny Boots (Giannicchi). Johnny has played with internationally recognized blues greats like Buddy Guy, Johnny "Clyde" Copeland and daughter Shemekia Copeland, Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Billy Iuso, Mike Zito, Devon Allman, Hook Herrera and Andy Aledort among others. While influenced by so many of the blues greats of yesterday, Johnny adds his soul, feeling and imagination to create his unique sound today.
The band includes Peter Bennett on bass guitar and Darro "Sparkie" Sandler on drums.