Damon Johnson’s power trio slammed into like a meteor New York treating fans to a career-spanning electrifying set.
Earlier last month, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Damon Johnson announced a handful of U.S tour dates for the month of April. The nine-date Live And Electric Tour debuted his newly formed power trio featuring Jarred Pope on drums and Tony Nagy on bass guitar.
Damon Johnson has a long and impressive career. He has been a member of Thin Lizzy and its 21st-century offshoot, the Black Star Riders. In the late 1990s, he co-founded the rock band Brother Cane, then went on to work as the lead guitarist for Alice Cooper. He was also the lead guitarist for the country band Whiskey Falls and is touring now as a solo act. If this isn’t enough, Johnson has appeared as a guest musician on various albums for major recording artists. And his songwriting credits, to name a few, include Stevie Nicks and Ted Nugent.
As Johnson and his band took the stage, the energy was off the charts. The audience could tell from the performance the love the band has for the music and the passion for what they do. With every passing song, the band gave it their all. It was a rare treat to see the talented guitarist perform in such an intimate setting.
Johnson will return to NYC with Black Star Riders on April 30th to perform alongside Europe at Irving Plaza. The tour will help to promote the band’s second album, The Killer Instinct, which was released in February of this year.