Johnnie is from Akron, Ohio, refining his playing skills throughout the concert and club circuits from the age of eleven. Cutting his teeth with the likes of Tim (Ripper) Owens - (Judas Priest), Mark Matthews (Warrant), Neil Zaza and Freddie Salem - (Outlaws) just to mention a few of the musicians hailing from North-eastern Ohio were Johnnie first started playing. Johnnie’s song writing is very extensive including all styles of musical effort Hard Rock, Fusion, Heavy Metal, Blues, and Classical influences. With a remarkable live performance, that displays his high energy, and burning soulful emotions, that is a must see! His specific blend of guitar textures is totally original and sounds uniquely like no one else, although the reflection of some of the greatest guitar players of our time can be heard dancing through his fingers. The magnificent sound of heartfelt guitar passages encompasses each and every song. He plays with total conviction and dedication to each musical journey he takes.
The release called (Ruler of Time) 2013, which includes 12 masterful instrumental songs, featuring his unmistakable guitar playing abilities. The latest update is Johnnie performs on the release (Guitar Wizards Vol 1&2) Featuring Stand Alone along with such guitar virtuoso as Jake E Lee, George Lynch, Bruce Kulick, Chris Poland and many other guitar masters. Johnnie will be featured on the release called (Guitar Wizards Vol 3&4 with still more axe masters sharing the bill for example, current/former members of KISS, Guns N Roses, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne Band, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper Band, Dream Theatre, Skid Row, Megadeth, Jimmy Page Band, The Firm, Ratt, Grand Funk Railroad, Deep Purple, Metal Church, Lizzy Borden, and others. 2016 will feature five additional releases with Johnnie's guitar work with the original compositions, Black Rose, Until the Sunrise, Music in me, Burning Desire and The Jean Genie (Bowie Tribute called Starman), and newly added GUITAR WIZARDS 5 on Versailles Records.
Johnnie K has over 35 years of music experience in the St. Petersburg area.
I have studied with many great players!
I have toured and performed live for many years and have performed in every state of the union. I am currently performing live with my original band.
Instruction in a variety of styles: rock, blues, shred, metal, country, classical, jazz, and more. Besides the basics for beginners, I taught specific techniques; such as sweep-picking arpeggios, fingerstyle, pick harmonics, two-hand tapping, scale runs, palm muting, and the "big" riffs and licks that every guitarist should know. Also theory: modes, the notes, scales like major, minor, blues, diminished, harmonic minor, melodic minor, chord theory, intervals, progressions, rhythms and songs.
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