New to Marin and recently relocating from Northern California’s Sierra Nevada foothills, Jonny had created quite a name in his local area. Jonny has been noted in the Mountain Democrat as “Placerville’s hardest working musician – hands down.” Performing at many venues, Mojo plays throughout California at wineries, cafes, and bars.
In addition to being a solo performer, Mojo plays up and down the West Coast with his regional band, Achilles Wheel. When not playing solo or with AW, Jonny stays busy playing with many of California’s finest musicians such as Joe Craven, Mookie Siegel, Mark Karan, and with Keystone Revisited (honoring the musical relationship of Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders featuring Merl’s son Tony on bass) and other working Bay Area bands. Mojo has also performed at festivals including the Strawberry Music Festival, American River Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Juan De Fuca Music Festival, California WorldFest, Hangtown Halloween Ball/Hangtown Music Festival, Northern California Blues Festival, Hogfarm Hideaway, Mountain Sol, Days Between, and Kate Wolf Music Festival. Jonny Mojo has also opened for acts such as Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Family Band, Melvin Seals & JGB, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers, California Honeydrops, Dead Winter Carpenters, Midnight North, Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, and Hot Buttered Rum; and has co-billed music festivals with artists such as Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros., Billy Strings, Smokey Robinson, Mavis Staples, Jackie Greene, David Grisman, Left Over Salmon, Bill Kreutzmann, Scott Law, Poor Man's Whiskey, and Railroad Earth. Other notable venues include Terrapin Crossroads, Sweetwater Music Hall, Fillmore Poster Room and the Great American Music Hall.
With a foundation in blues, Jonny Mojo transcends genres blending rock, folk, fusion, bluegrass, jam band styles and more. What really shines through in a performance is his heart felt passion for music.
Although Jonny's main instrument is the guitar, he also plays harmonica, bottleneck slide and lapsteel guitars, and mandolin. During the 2016 Kate Wolf Music Festival, Jonny met local luthier Milton McClaskey of M. David Mandolins (www.mdavidmandolins.com) and now plays one of his F-4 models.