|The S e a t t l e B a n j o Fe s t i v a l||
This Year Celebrating
The Seattle Banjo Club's 40th Anniversary
and other Performers
(After April 7th)
A highlight of his career occurred in 1983 when Johnny was named North American Banjo Champion at a competition in Ontario, Canada which featured some of the finest banjoists in Canada and the USA. He was then asked to represent a division of the Sara Lee Corporation as a musical goodwill ambassador. This gave him the opportunity to perform at trade shows, fairs, parades and special events all over the USA. After three years and 150,000 miles he decided to “settle down” in Orlando, Florida. In 1988 he began performing at the world-famous Rosie O’Grady’s at Church Street Station. Since that time Johnny has performed over 15,000 solo shows on cruise ships, at community and corporate events, and as a featured guest artist at music festivals and concert venues around the world.
It is clear that his love for the banjo and the music it is capable of creating has allowed Johnny to evolve into exactly what he wanted to become.....THE BANJO MAN.