Johnny Sansone

  • 11:00am / April, 6th 2017
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    GE Digital Big River Stage

From New Orleans to the world, Johnny is known for his blistering electric harmonica tone, award-winning song writing, Swamp, Roots, Americana Accordion and larger than life stage presence. Johnny’s music career has brought him from his early professional years backing up Chicago blues legends, Jimmy Rodgers, Robert Jr Lockwood, John Lee Hooker to fronting Ronnie Earl’s Broadcasters in the 1980’s. In the 1990’s he was in the front seat to help pioneer the new brand of roots music that was brewing up in New Orleans with bands like the Iguana’s, Anders Osborne and the Subdudes. Now after a Grammy nomination, nine Blues Music award nominations (winning song of the year 2012), a Juno Award, 15 Best of the Beat awards, and seven Big Easy awards, Johnny continues to forge forward on worldwide tours with his band. As a solo artist and member of New Orleans super group,The Voice of The Wetlands All Stars featuring the leading legends of New Orleans music, including Dr John, Cyril Neville, and Tab Benoit, Johnny continues to show no limit to his life’s work and love of music.