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Johnny Fury may be drawn to creamy white Stratocasters and flashy flying Vs, but no matter what kind of guitar lands in his hands, the Austin bluesman always makes it sing. Add in his vocal and songwriting skills, and he’s a triple-threat talent.
On Johnny Fury II, the follow-up to his self-titled 2014 debut, Fury shows his prowess in soul and rock as well as blues and jazz, with a smooth, well-nuanced tenor capable of delivering splintering blues and affecting ballads with equal finesse. He’s already impressed industry judges; Fury was a finalist in the 2014 Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition and a 2016 semi-finalist in the New York-based International Songwriting Competition. The latter nod came for “Without Me,” which appears on Johnny Fury II. It’s one of seven originals on the nine-track album; his well-chosen covers are Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology),” to which he added verses to further update that still-urgent environmental alert, and “All of Your Love,” by Chicago bluesman Samuel “Magic Sam” Maghett.
Not only has Fury carefully studied those who came before him; he also emulated their recording methods for this album. At Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, Texas, outside of Austin, Fury, who produced, recorded to old-school analog tape, which was transferred to computer for editing.
“The best of both worlds!” he says.
The same could be said of his music. Combining blues traditions with his fresh outlook, Fury creates music that could easily take its place alongside his heroes. And someday, it very likely will.
Johnny Fury - Vocals/Guitar
Brandon Gonzalez - Bass
Trinidad Leal - Drums
Mitch Quintanilla - Saxophone
Matthew Price - Trombone
Mike Maher - Trumpet
Check out Johnny Fury's Fact Sheet!
"It has been said that Johnny Fury fell in love for the first time at the age of 12, when he wrapped his fingers around a guitar neck and started playing. But, I wanted more of the story."
"The Johnny Fury Band stopped by the Fox 7 studio to talk about the band's upcoming shows and new album, and to perform on Music in the Morning."
"I draw inspiration from the world. I draw inspiration from living. You have to take in everything: events, people, places, different experiences. Then you use your imagination to write lyrics and melodies."
Past Performance Highlights
Sept 2018 Opening Band for Buddy Guy at Express Live | Columbus, OH
Aug 2017 - present Weekly Residence at Bat Bar | Austin, TX
Sept 2018 Saxon Pub | Austin, TX
Aug 2018 Texas Radio Live on SunRadio.com at Guero’s | Austin, TX
Aug 2018 Maggie Mae’s | Austin, TX
July 2018 Antone’s Record Store | Austin, TX
June 2018 Historic Scoot Inn | Austin, TX
May 2018 Lambert’s Downtown BBQ | Austin, TX
April 2018 Downtown Social | New Braunfels, TX
March 2018 Special Guest at Antone's with Miss Lavelle White | Austin, TX
March 2018 Red Gorilla Music Fest | Austin, TX
March 2018 Music in the Morning | Good Day Austin
March 2018 Texas Beer Co. | Taylor, TX
Feb 2018 Downtown Hall of Fame Restaurant & Bar | Hutto, TX
Feb 2018 Sanchos Cantina & Cocina | San Antonio, TX
Feb 2018 The Corner Pub | Conroe, TX
Sept 2017 RAW Austin Presents FIXATE | Emo’s Austin, TX
Aug 2017 BoMF Benefit Concert at Javelina Bar | Austin, TX
July 2017 Baron’s Creekside | Fredericksburg, TX
July 2017 Pat O’Brien’s | San Antonio, TX
June 2017 Live Taping at Rustic Tap | Austin, TX
March 2017 WEMF Radio Mouse Fest