This album is dedicated to the memorie of Howard Berkman, a friend to whom I owe a huge debt of gratitude. Howard taught me to play guitar from an early age. He’s the one who told me if I dedicated myself I could be a professional guitar player and then he hired me for my […]
“A Volta” is a collection of instrumental music inspired by John’s experiences while traveling in Brazil.
“Life’s Tough” features five songs of the late, great and longtime Colorado resident Howard Berkman, a Chicago Bluesman that mentored Johnny O. into his professional career from an early age. “I owe a huge dept to Howard and I am honored to be able to bring his music to a new audience now that he’s gone”~J.O. The CD also features the Johnny O. original “Crescent City People”. J.O. wrote this after the Hurricane Katrina decimated the city of New Orleans.
River In The Sky is the critically acclaimed second CD from the Johnny O. Band. Holler magazine writes:
“John Ohnmacht has proved with this release that he is a talent to be reckoned with; certainly one of the most original Bluesmen from Colorado. If this work gets the recognition it deserves, you will soon be hearing about the Johnny O. Band all across the country.” (Colorado Blues Society).
John Ohnmacht: Guitar and Vocals
John Ohnmacht was born in Aspen and has been entertaining Colorado fans for the last 20 years. The Johnny O. Band released its first self-titled CD in the fall of 1997. It featured the band’s most popular music and included five Johnny O. Band originals. The CD was well-received and sold well over two thousand copies, most of which were sold at the band’s live performances. John wrote, arranged and produced the band’s second CD, River In the Sky, which was released in the fall of 2000. This release is now in its third printing. John also wrote, arranged and produced the band’s latest CD, Time For The Turnaround.
The Johnny O. Band | Time For The Turnaround
This twelve-song collection demonstrates the band’s ability to craft fresh, original tunes that continue to push the boundaries of the Blues, Funk and Soul. By blending powerful lyrics with sweet vocal harmonies and combining diverse influences such as jazz and New Orleans-style street rhythms, Time For The Turnaround presents a unique and compelling sound that grabs hold of the listener and never lets go.