About

Philadelphia's own, Johnny DeFrancesco grew-up in a household of musicians, immersed in a deep and wide collection of jazz, blues, R&B and beyond.  At 14, Johnny was performing in local clubs with his father, and by the age of 18 had received recognition and accolades for his guitar playing and vocals from the rich Philadelphia music scene.  Johnny was the first "organic-street" guitar player to teach blues ensembles at the prestigious  Berklee College of Music - up and until his hiring, "it was all science" Johnny says with a laugh.  He has 6 solo releases under his belt, and throughout his career has worked with Duke Jethro, John Lee HookerLuther Tucker and Johnny Heartsman, among others. With influences ranging from Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and Freddie King, to Grant Green, Kenny Burrell and George Benson, it's no wonder why when recently asked to define his music, Johnny responded with, "On any given night it could be anything." Johnny currently splits his time between the east-coast and the south-west desert.

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