JohnyB The Storyteller
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JohnyB The Storyteller

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Blues Rock




"A Good Time!"

I had the pleasure of being the Front Of House Mixer as part of the Millennium Music Conference held in Central Pennsylvania, featured at the Midtown Tavern. This annual event features bands and performers both locally and nationally, who showcase their talents for review by Agents, Talent Scouts and Reverb Nation. As part of a 40-year music career, I have been involved with the Conference for four years. I have seen a number of talented and promising performances and have made good friends along the way…
As one would expect, performances and professionalism range from the beginner to the established and occasionally, the amazing! So it was that I was pleasantly surprised when the band JJGunn took the stage as the third act. Their blend of Rock and Blues blew the house out and was a high musical note to the night’s performances.
The band consists of Vocalist-Guitarist JohnyB, who brings an impressive resume of performances and history and who guides the band through the various emotional-roller-coaster musical performances that they are seemingly easily able to deliver. His raw and passionate vocal gives way to impressive guitar performances encompassing the likes of BB King, Howling Wolf and John Lee Hooker with a touch of Jazz styling, to smooth out his lead and rhythm performances…
Adding underpinning and mood to their music is the keyboardist who understatedly defines the emotion and power behind this band. Drawing from Gospel, Jazz and Southern Rock Roots, he knows when and how to make the songs happen, come alive and imbibe them with the right emotion in the moment!
The rhythm section provides a solid backdrop for the melodically charged performances and they know exactly where to find the groove and get the audience up and moving…
If you enjoy infused rock-blues such as The Allman Brothers, Alabama Shakes, the Tedeschi Trucks Band or the Atlanta Rhythm Section then you will find their performances and original music enjoyable and inspirational with a “Whoop-Whoop” (as happened with the audience all night) thrown in for a good time! - Shawn Oliveria / SAORock – Millennium Music Review

"Unsung Heroes"

JJGunn has taken the camaraderie and brotherhood of the AMVETS organization and channeled it into 'Unsung Heroes!' It makes you want to stand up and defend something! - Patrick Brown , AMVETS National Provost Marshall, Lancaster, PA


JJGunn's swinging tune, 'Unsung Heroes', is filled with perfectly phrased instrumental gambits and expertly distributed group dynamics - both imperative for this style of music. - The Akademia Music Awards, Los Angeles, CA

"Purple Blues"

A new genre of music has been born. It's called "purple blues" and is the unique creation of JJGunn. - Sofie Tapia, Lebanon Daily News


Still working on that hot first release.



JohnyB The Storyteller is an American swamp rock blues jam band based near Allentown, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2015, the band is led by JohnyB and features world-class musicians that collectively create a harmonic and rhythmic world that is ideal for listening and living.

Live musical journeys by JohnyB The Storyteller can encompass hours, and yet, simultaneously feel like brief moments of mesmerizing creativity woven amongst melodies and dynamic explorations where JohnyB The Storyteller fans get lost in a unique world where no one is looking for an exit.

JohnyB's assortment of vintage amps, coupled with an arsenal of vintage and custom guitars, creates an auditory gift as unique, needed, and treasured as the guitarist himself.

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