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.