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. As DJ Bill Nolan of WPKN said of Johnny, "Here's a guitar player/vocalist, who can write his own songs and play with the fire of a Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan, a real deal "Italian Stallion," when it comes to riding the blue note into the stratosphere to entertain the heavens and the rest of us music fans here on Mother Earth!!"
What are people saying about Johnny Boots and The Johnny Boots Band?
"Johnny Boots Band, 'Everybody's Got to Eat' (Boot in Yur Ear) - Fairfield guitarist Johnny 'Boots' Giannicchi burns up the fretboard on a set of blues-rock originals, a funkified version of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" and a rock-solid cover of 'Crosscut Saw' (recorded by Albert King, among others). Giannicchi plays with a thick, dirty guitar tone sure to thrill electric blues fans, and sings in a voice that fits with the blues without ever sounding forced. He swings, he shuffles and he rocks, making 'Eat' tasty indeed. Eric R. Danton - The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT
"I have fallen in love with this CD...I think this CD is loaded with hits" Beef Stew, Sunday Night Blues w/Beef Stew WCCC 106.9 Hartford - wccc.com
"I was knocked out by your new cd and sent it to Living Blues as one of my top 25 for July." Mick Martin - Mick Martin's Blues Party - WXJZ 90.9 Sacramento
"How about this band? Put your hands together for the guitar player (Johnny)!" Buddy Guy, Silvertone Recording Artist
"Nice job out there man you sounded great" Tab Benoit, Telarc Recording Artist, two time Blues Music Award winner and Grammy nominee
"He (Johnny) sounds really good" G.E. Smith, Guitarist, former Saturday Night Live bandleader
"You sound real good man" The late Johnny "Clyde" Copeland Verve Recording Artist
"Johnny you sound great!" Murali Coryell Czyz Recording Artist
"That is a really good song" ("Little Lady") Jorma Kaukonen of The Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna Columbia Recording Artist
"Johnny can really play!" Shemekia Copeland, Alligator Recording Artist