“Broke, broken hearted or Betrayed? Don’t fret there’s a blues song just for you from Johnny Riley about every hardship in life.”
…and now you can download two of his singles for free!
Here`s what others are saying about Johnny Riley!
“The album is one of the finest I have ever heard, the music is great and Johnny’s voice is as good as the super stars”! – Phil Thickpenny
“Very entertaining, a true and authentic Country Blues Artist, and a student of Americana” – Camille Ellington
“Blues/Rockin Country, No matter what box u put it in, JOHNNY RILEY will Kick it open and ROCK YOU” – Sean Ericson
“Johnny Riley covers all the bases. Performing blues, country, outlaw blues, rock and contemporary blues. He performs high energy shows from a catalog of highly acclaimed original music. Although his roots are near the crossroads where Robert Johnson allegedly cut a deal with the devil, Johnny Riley did not make a deal of that sort to acquire his soulful delivery of the blues. He venerates the blues masters of the past but is eagerly making his own statement. Inspired by the music they created he adds his own style with the intensity and directness of a seasoned blues artist. He tells stories with his solos, channeling the spirits of all the past masters while the music he makes is his own.”
Johnny Riley brings together roadhouse blues with the style and intensity of a blues rock star. With one foot firmly placed in the past he moves forward with his own unique style. His music will transport you to a rundown juke joint in the middle of nowhere while giving you the impression that this is something new. The music is sure to satisfy the taste of the blues rockers as well as the purists.
Crossroads Of My Life is the title of his latest album. On the opening and title track Johnny claims that he’s standing at the crossroads of his life. Having heard that, I’m hoping he doesn’t rush into making any deals with the devil just yet. In actuality, from what I’m hearing, Johnny seems to be on top of the world professionally. From every note sung, to every note played and from the production process, to the recording process, “Crossroads Of My Life” is a masterpiece.
On what’s probably as close as Johnny Riley gets to a ballad on the track “lonely Is The Night, his vocals are totally mesmerizing – you could, and very well may – listen to this song for hours.
JOHNNY RILEY is from Groveton, Texas (Vocals, Lead Guitar, Harp, and various other instruments). Johnny Riley’s music is influenced by both Gospel music and Mississippi blues with a Texas twang and some “Outlaw” influences. Johnny Riley has an unforgettable soulful voice which he can use like a field holler. During his show he plays lead guitar and adds a large dose of Harmonica to the mix. Johnny Riley`s music is strongly influenced by both his Mississippi and Texas roots. Johnny’s mother was from Clarksdale, MS. Johnny’s father was a Holiness preacher from Texas.
Performing blues, country, outlaw blues, rock, and contemporary blues. Johnny Riley performs high energy shows from a catalog of highly acclaimed original music and from a list of over 200 cover songs. Performing Solo, Duo, or with a full Band. Johnny is comfortable and at home performing an entertaining show for his fans in any size of audience or venue giving them the show they want.
.For a limited time Johnny is giving away a track from his album “Crossroads Of My Life”and “Have Mercy On Me. Just enter your name and email address and you will be immediately sent the download link to the free tracks.
So if you`ve spent your year listening to, well, something other than “rootsy blues music,” and you would like to catch up on what you`ve been missing, enter your name and email address now. Enjoy!