Johnny has been playing music since high school. He’s always had interest in guitar, with no real interest in becoming the lead vocalist for the band, however in search for a singer, the band realized that he was best fit for the job.
Johnny’s original inspiration to sing, is an unlikely story. After graduating from high school, he took a trip to Florida with some friends. While in Daytona Beach, at a local club’s open-mic night, Johnny finally got the nerve to sing in front of an audience.
Upon returning home, Johnny decided to start a band, and this is the spark and the fuel to the fire for what became the voice of Poison Whiskey.
The main inspiration for Johnny’s interest in guitar-playing, comes from several sources, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. However, the main source of inspiration comes from a local favorite Dave Bell, of The Ravyns.
Johnny’s vision for his music and the band are to write and produce enjoyable, music, while creating a sense of personal uniqueness.
Johnny’s musical inspirations come from a variety of sources such as songwriter/singer Ronnie Van Zant, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Rogers, Bad Company, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, and Chris Isaak.