Fresh off The Voice, Laith Al Saadi performed a blues show at the Maui Sugar Mill in Tarzana, CA. Johnny was invited by Jimmy Vivino to sit in with his good friend Duane Betts and Laith to close out the show.
We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the SIDE ONE -EP. This release will coincide with a full album the band is currently working on. The new EP features Johnny Stachela on guitar and lead vocals, Vincent Fossett Jr. on drums, and Sebastian Ciceri on bass and backing vocals. It is produced by Jorgen Carlsson (Gov’t Mule) and recorded by analog engineer Steve Holroyd. The songs are all original and written by Johnny Stachela and Stoll Vaughan. Stay tuned for more!
Johnny Stachela performs an acoustic set opening for Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs ‘sold out’ show at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on July 6th. Jimmy Vivino sat in with Johnny on the last song for a reading of Michael Bloomfield’s “Knocking Yourself Out”. What a night!
The blues is alive and well. We are thrilled to be back at our hometown venue Harvelles with Kirk Fletcher, who is widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Mr. Fletcher spent 4 years as the lead guitarist for the Fabulous Thunderbirds and has toured with other popular artists such as Joe Bonamassa. Do not miss!
We are very excited to be back at The Mint in Los Angeles on Tuesday Nov 3.
We are very excited to team up with Robert Randolph at the Canyon Club on THURS. SEPT 10!
Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on his instrument (pedal steel) garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and also attracted the attention of such giants as Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, who have collaborated with him on stage and in the studio.
The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Dr. Agoura Hills CA 28912
The Mint – Friday September 11th
We are thrilled to announce a show at The Mint in Los Angeles with The Steepwater Band on Friday Sept. 11.
Album Review by C. Michael Bailey at “All About Jazz”
Los Angeles-native Johnny Stachela may be a Southern Californian, but he is one tempered by the Allman Brothers Band and baptized in Southern-fried Dixie. Influenced by the music of the late ’60s and early ’70s, Stachela presents himself as his own artist on the present EP Walk Through Fire. Stachela updates the Southern Stomp of the ’70s with a practiced precision that incorporates all of the evolution in rock music since that time. Where The Black Crowes reminded us of how good the Rolling Stones were, Stachela assimilates the whole of the southern rock experience into a form that transcends what came before without forgetting it.
Blues-Rock Guitarist Johnny Stachela Releases Debut EP “Walk Through Fire”
Walk Through Fire,” the debut EP from Johnny Stachela, scorches its way through six searing tunes that combine virtuosic blues-rock musicianship with lyrical depth and clarity. It’s an exceptional musical brew: Dazzling melodies. Rich harmonies. Brutal honesty. And it’s intoxicating.
Stachela’s artful lead guitar sizzles with stunning mathematical complexity. The album consistently drives and pushes the music to insightful, urgent lyrical places. Like its opening track “Hard Rain,” the album pelts and stings, but is ultimately battened by a thick, blues-tinged hope. Read more >>
WALK THROUGH FIRE, the 6-song EP from Johnny Stachela will be available on CD and in digital music stores worldwide on June 23. WALK THROUGH FIRE was recorded by analog engineer Steve Holroyd (AC/DC, BB King) and co-produced by Jorgen Carlsson (Gov’t Mule). Musicians that contributed to the album’s creation include Vincent Fossett Jr (drums), Sebastian Ciceri (bass), Jorgen Carlsson (bass), Jason Benfield (bass/backing vocals), T-bone Andersson (organ/piano), and Keith England (backing vocals). Buy Now>>