MP3 Johnny Barnes - Known Offenders
original rock from legendary boston guitarist johnny barnes. this is the man members of the cars, boston, and aerosmith go to see play. johnny has assembled the cream of boston''s rock scene and put out a cd of his classic radio hits and new releases. or
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ROCK: Classic Rock, BLUES: Rockin'' Blues
Born in New Bedford, Mass. , Johnny attended boarding school in the Berkshires and played harmonica in a weekend blues band in New York City''s Greenwich Village in the late ''60''s. After 2 years at U-Mass Dartmouth, Johnny moved to Boston where he drove a taxicab, attended Berklee School of Music and Harvard University Extension School majoring in Zen Buddhism.
Johnny Barnes sang and played guitar in all of the famous nightclubs in Boston with many of rock and roll''s legends, producing and releasing a dozen records. Local airplay and intense record company interest led to a hit song in England and work with legendary producer, Jimmy Miller (The Rolling Stones, Blind Faith with Eric Clapton, Traffic with Steve Winwood.) Barnes moonlighted, helping manage Boston''s largest live music nightclub, The Channel, where his band opened for numerous major acts through the ''80''s and early 1990''s. Barnes was a paralegal investigator for law firms, and an operative and operations manager for Boston area private detective agencies. Johnny worked for Massachusetts''s Legal Services, the Mass. ACLU, and was a subcontract homicide investigator for the state''s Committee for Public Counsel. Since 1991 Barnes has been a full time Police Officer, an FBI trained Hostage Negotiator, and a Detective.
Johnny is the author of 3 murder mysteries that take place in and around Boston''s rock & roll scene, "DEAD MEN TALK", "SLEEP WHEN I''M DEAD", and "DEAD ON THE INTERNET."
Always the rebel, Johnny''s steadfast refusal to release his music on major labels has made him the best kept secret in New England and an icon in Europe and https://www.tradebit.com https://www.tradebit.com Johnny explains that the management to secure a descent major label contract has always been lacking as word of his music continues to spread through the underground. "I''m a creator. Not a salesman."
Johnny''s utilization of the best musicians in Boston has earned him acolades from members of The Cars, Aerosmith, and Boston.
For a complete discography and musical history go to The Boston Rock & Roll Museum at https://www.tradebit.com