Jay Jesse Johnson

Jay Jesse Johnson

Born in rural Indiana, Jay Jesse Johnson started playing guitar at the age of 10. Growing up in the heartland, he was captured by the sound of the blues, early rock & roll and the psychedelic music of the sixties.

After moving to the East coast, Johnson started gigging in the New York City and New England bar scene. Recording and performing with some of the best in the industry. He went on to be the guitarist and songwriter for the band Deadringer (Grudge/BMG records), which included Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, Neal Smith and Dennis Dunaway from Alice Cooper; Joe Bouchard from Blue Oyster Cult and vocalist, Charlie Huhn (Ted Nugent, Foghat).

In Sept. 2015, Johnson was featured with Robert Cray, Canned Heat and Joe Bonamassa in The Blues Magazine’s cover CD, “The Next Generation Of Blues Superstars,” It included Johnson’s fiery,”Ghosts In Texas”, from his 5th solo album, “Set The Blues On Fire”.