A career musician for 35 years and then some, Johnny Chimes is one of the most versatile blues musicians in the Midwest. While he is located in Madison, WI, his pumping left hand might as well reside in Louisiana. With influences ranging from Leon Russell and Mose Allison, to Dr. John and Professor Longhair, he is a jambalaya of boogie-woogie piano, finger-style guitar, and sweet southern soul laced vocals. Disciples of vintage piano know him primarily for his prowess on the ivories. But Chimes is an accomplished songwriter as well, and seamlessly weaves his original compositions into a set along with New Orleans and blues standards.
Check it out an audio sample from Johnny below:
Started playing traditional Cajun music from Southwest Louisiana in Spring of 2011. Current members, Susan Padberg (guitar), Cynthia Moore (fiddle) and Tom Klein (accordion) 2011- 2012 Kristine Dewey (Cajun Accordion) Susan Padberg (Rhythm Guitar) Cynthia Moore (Fiddle) Kim Langille (Fiddle) Karen Holden (Bass Guitar or Standup)
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