Coming from Northern California’s Sierra Nevada foothills, Jonny has created quite a name in his local area. Jonny has been noted in the Mountain Democrat as “Placerville’s hardest working musician – hands down.” Performing at many venues, Mojo plays at local wineries, cafes, and bars.
In addition to being a local performer, Mojo has began playing up and down the West Coast with his regional band, Achilles Wheel. Jonny Mojo has also performed at festivals including the Strawberry Music Festival, American River Music Festival, Hangtown Halloween Ball, Northern California Blues Festival, and Kate Wolf Music Festival. Jonny Mojo has also opened for acts such as Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers, Joe Craven, Dead Winter Carpenters, and Hot Buttered Rum; and has co-billed music festivals with artists such as Jackie Greene, David Grisman, Bill Kreutzmann, Scott Law, Poor Man’s Whiskey, and Railroad Earth. Other notable venues include Terrapin Crossroads, Sweetwater Music Hall, and the Great American Music Hall.
With a foundation in blues, Jonny Mojo transcends genres blending rock, folk, fusion, bluegrass, jam band styles and more. What really shines through in a performance is his heart felt passion for music.
Although Jonny’s main instrument is the guitar, he also plays harmonica, bottleneck slide and lapsteel guitars, and mandolin. During the 2016 Kate Wolf Music Festival, Jonny met local luthier Milton McClaskey of M. David Mandolins (www.mdavidmandolins.com) and now plays one of his F-4 models.