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Having chased hounds after coon and bear in the Sierra Nevada mountains, spent years in blue-collar welding shops, and given up an entire normal life just to plant his musical roots in the Mississippi Delta; Johnny Boy Kunk (John Kunk) has lived a life of the working class and salt of the Earth people. With inspirations of the first documented Delta blues players such as Charley Patton and Robert Johnson, Johnny returned from the state of MS and began his musical career as a hollering bluesman sliding his guitar riffs and shouting all up and down the streets of downtown Boise ID. As a young man with minimal guitar experience, he had himself gigs as somewhat of a historical act playing tunes and covers of the blues legends, but as the gig frequency grew and the skills increased he became the one of a kind musician the blues hadn't seen before. Inspired by the unique droning and moving tunes of hillcountry blues (R.L. Burnside, J.R. Kimbrough, MS Fred McDowell) Johnny began to explore his own sounds of both guitar and vocals and returned to the Delta to play the Mississippi Juke Joint Fest 2019 to do more studying. The changes in him were apparent and the need for diving into his own style were even more apparent. Johnny's latest album, Rough Start reached up to #4 on the best sellers list the first two weeks at Boise's very own Record Exchange. As the years roll on, Johnny's sound becomes an ever growing style combined with his love for†psychedelic†rock, country, and good ol' rock. Although, he has since stepped away from the title of "Blues" for respect of the cultural relevance; Johnny will forever be inspired by the blues legends of the South. He finds his inspirations for music amongst the life he lives on the road and in the garages he works in. From the steady purr of his chopper rolling down a coastal highway to the wrenching on a friend's motorcycle drinking a beer; Johnny searches for the beauty of the otherwise looked over beauty of being connected within a commjnity of folks doing their best to survive this world. Now teamed up with long time friend, Sam Gates, the duo perform an explosive blues rock show loud enough to fool an audience into thinking a 4 piece band was playing.

Having chased hounds after coon and bear in the Sierra Nevada mountains, spent years in blue-collar welding shops, and given up an entire normal life just to plant his musical roots in the Mississippi Delta; Johnny Boy Kunk (John Kunk) has lived a life of the working class and salt of the Earth people. With inspirations of the first documented Delta blues players such as Charley Patton and Robert Johnson, Johnny returned from the state of MS and began his musical career as a hollering bluesman sliding his guitar riffs and shouting all up and down the streets of downtown Boise ID. As a young man with minimal guitar experience, he had himself gigs as somewhat of a historical act playing tunes and covers of the blues legends, but as the gig frequency grew and the skills increased he became the one of a kind musician the blues hadn't seen before. Inspired by the unique droning and moving tunes of hillcountry blues (R.L. Burnside, J.R. Kimbrough, MS Fred McDowell) Johnny began to explore his own sounds of both guitar and vocals and returned to the Delta to play the Mississippi Juke Joint Fest 2019 to do more studying. The changes in him were apparent and the need for diving into his own style were even more apparent. Johnny's latest album, Rough Start reached up to #4 on the best sellers list the first two weeks at Boise's very own Record Exchange. As the years roll on, Johnny's sound becomes an ever growing style combined with his love for†psychedelic†rock, country, and good ol' rock. Although, he has since stepped away from the title of "Blues" for respect of the cultural relevance; Johnny will forever be inspired by the blues legends of the South. He finds his inspirations for music amongst the life he lives on the road and in the garages he works in. From the steady purr of his chopper rolling down a coastal highway to the wrenching on a friend's motorcycle drinking a beer; Johnny searches for the beauty of the otherwise looked over beauty of being connected within a commjnity of folks doing their best to survive this world. Now teamed up with long time friend, Sam Gates, the duo perform an explosive blues rock show loud enough to fool an audience into thinking a 4 piece band was playing.

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Format: CD
Rel. Date: 11/05/2021
UPC: 617831970620

Hand In Hand
Artist: Johnny Boy Kunk And Sam Gates
Format: CD
New: IN STOCK AT OUR STORE $9.99
Wish

Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Wish, I wish
2. Junior's Jam
3. Come On
4. Spring Fling (acoustic)
5. Whose Your Man?
6. Mountain Song
7. Dirty Road
8. Release
9. Rosie
10. End Of The World

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Having chased hounds after coon and bear in the Sierra Nevada mountains, spent years in blue-collar welding shops, and given up an entire normal life just to plant his musical roots in the Mississippi Delta; Johnny Boy Kunk (John Kunk) has lived a life of the working class and salt of the Earth people. With inspirations of the first documented Delta blues players such as Charley Patton and Robert Johnson, Johnny returned from the state of MS and began his musical career as a hollering bluesman sliding his guitar riffs and shouting all up and down the streets of downtown Boise ID. As a young man with minimal guitar experience, he had himself gigs as somewhat of a historical act playing tunes and covers of the blues legends, but as the gig frequency grew and the skills increased he became the one of a kind musician the blues hadn't seen before. Inspired by the unique droning and moving tunes of hillcountry blues (R.L. Burnside, J.R. Kimbrough, MS Fred McDowell) Johnny began to explore his own sounds of both guitar and vocals and returned to the Delta to play the Mississippi Juke Joint Fest 2019 to do more studying. The changes in him were apparent and the need for diving into his own style were even more apparent. Johnny's latest album, Rough Start reached up to #4 on the best sellers list the first two weeks at Boise's very own Record Exchange. As the years roll on, Johnny's sound becomes an ever growing style combined with his love for†psychedelic†rock, country, and good ol' rock. Although, he has since stepped away from the title of "Blues" for respect of the cultural relevance; Johnny will forever be inspired by the blues legends of the South. He finds his inspirations for music amongst the life he lives on the road and in the garages he works in. From the steady purr of his chopper rolling down a coastal highway to the wrenching on a friend's motorcycle drinking a beer; Johnny searches for the beauty of the otherwise looked over beauty of being connected within a commjnity of folks doing their best to survive this world. Now teamed up with long time friend, Sam Gates, the duo perform an explosive blues rock show loud enough to fool an audience into thinking a 4 piece band was playing.

Reviews:

"Johnny Boy Kunk performs a gritty, down home style of one-man blues, an electrified stomp that gets your feet going and your taste buds hankering for Southern BBQ" - Ed Simon, The Boise Beat 2019

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