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Keep your head on with the Headhunters! Be sure not to miss a great night of music!For 35 years Johnny and the Headhunters have been performing Blues and rock n roll for enthusiastic crowds who love authentic and soulful music and who love to dance. Having shared the stage with : Jerry Lee Lewis Tower of Power- Bayou Washington DC Albert Collins : Wax Museum DC Buddy Guy : Plac des artes Montreal Aretha : Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Eddie Taylor : BLUES Chicago Nina Simone : Canada Taj Mahal : Rising Sun Festival James Cotton, DC Steppenwolf : Chesapeake Bay Blues Louisiana RED TOURED Having toured and recorded with many of the founding fathers of the blues gives Johnny an edge on an authentic blues presentation like no other. 30 years and thousands of shows places Johnny and the Headhunters as one of the longest running Blues Bands along the Eastern seaboard. Performances at The Kennedy Center DC ,Blues Alley, Plac des Artes Montreal , Irving Plaza NYC, Chesapeake Bay Blues festival, to playing as many as 300 gigs per year as well as Corporate and private performances to small clubs and venues, Johnny always delivers a strong and exciting performance. Formerly lead player with International Blues award winner Louisana Red From major Festivals to small nite clubs, Johnny has been bringing his Blues sounds to many devoted fans across the country. Featured in Feb.2010 supertraxx radio broadcast where Johnny and the Headhunters recordings were featured for 2 hours. Johnny has 6 CD releases all highly critically acclaimed and powerful. Their lates CD ” You just gotta Dance” is popular for “Funky Hideaway” used weekly on WPFW radio in Washington DC as a pickup for their Blues calendar. Listen to Johnny , you might just lose your head.
Caolaidhe came to America from Holywood, Northern Ireland in 2005 to pursue a career in music. While establishing an earlier band, he found himself in need of a fiddle player. As fate would have it, Meghan (a classical violinist) was working at an Irish pub in DC as a server while teaching music at a nearby public school. Through Caolaidhe’s acquaintances, he was lucky enough to meet Meghan and quickly auditioned her for the band. What Caolaidhe didn’t know was that he was auditioning his future wife. Fast-forward a few months down the road, and Meghan and Caolaidhe found themselves living on ’19th Street’ in Arlington, VA, writing songs and creating the sound that would become the backbone of The 19th Street Band.
With a chemistry and stage presence similar to Johnny & June, they tend to captivate audiences just by being themselves. Having fun and keeping it real. Making sweet, simple rock and roll. The two combine their instrumental talents with strong harmonies and high energy, bringing genuine joy to the show and instantly connecting to every audience.
The 19th Street Band has had the honor of sharing the stage with country music stars such as Rodney Atkins, Craig Morgan, and Chuck Mead. They have opened for The Wheeler Brothers and Spirit Family Reunion at The Hamilton as well as Grammy Award-winning Western Swing icons, Asleep at the Wheel, at The Birchmere. They have also packed the house at such venues as the 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Strathmore, Jammin’ Java, Rock & Roll Hotel, Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, The Washington Folk Festival, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, The Black Box in Belfast, and Hill Country BBQ and Pianos in NYC. The 19th Street Band has steadily been performing 230 shows a year for the past 5 years, and they are recently back from a tour in Northern Ireland, where they performed live on BBC Radio Ulster and were a part of the Open House Festival in Bangor. Their new album, The Things That Matter, is currently getting air play on BBC Radio and multiple radio stations throughout the UK.