Throughout the years John Mooney has developed one of the most distinctive and easily identifiable guitar and vocal signatures of anyone alive today. He used to play the mandolin and banjo back in the 20’s says Mooney. He even cut a couple of 78’s for the Peerless label that I’ve heard. Current Bluesiana band mates include long time band member Jeff Sarli on bass. Other Bluesiana members include the legendary Professor Longhair band mate Alfred ‘Uganda’ Roberts on congas & percussion and renowned New Orleans drummer Carlo Nuccio perhaps best known for his work with Emmylou Harris and Tori Amos.
It was really hot stuff, a kind of raggy jazz. John left home at 15 and began playing with Joe Beard at about that same time. Joe introduced him to the first and most enduring influence on the development of Mooney’s music, the legendary Delta blues singer, Ed Son House. Since 1981 he has been touring with his group, the Bluesiana Band, performing throughout the . Canada, Panama, Europe, Australia, and Japan. After the loss of long time friend and band member Jeff Sarli, Mooney has called upon Rene Coman of the Iguanas for Bluesiana Bass rhythms and renowned New Orleans drummer Kevin O’Day to keep the beat.
Discography: John Mooney. Sideways In Paradise (2008). Telephone King (1991).
After releasing his first album Comin' Your Way in 1979, John Mooney formed his own band Bluesiana in 1981 with whom he has been recording and touring since. Members: Glen Fukunaga, John Mooney, Kerry Brown (2). Variations: Viewing All John Mooney and Bluesiana. John Mooney & Bluesiana.
Concert Archives users have seen John Mooney And Bluesiana 7 times. Apr 28, 2017 – May 07, 2017. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017.
Throughout the years John Mooney has developed one of the most distinctive and easily identifiable guitar and vocal signatures of anyone alive today. He used to play the mandolin and banjo back in the 20s says Mooney. He even cut a couple of 78s for the Peerless label that Ive heard. It was really hot stuff, a kind of raggy jazz. In 2000 Mooney released Gone to Hell, with special guest Dr. John adding some extra spice. The critics welcomed this comeback with open arms and high praise. Blues Revue wrote, Gone to Hell bumps, grinds, and simmers with the emotional intensity of a musician who plays directly from his soul to yours.
John Mooney at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2004. Background information. He released his first album, Comin' Your Way, on Blind Pig Records in 1979. In 1981, he formed his own band, Bluesiana, with whom he has been recording and touring since. He has released albums from several different labels including Against the Wall on the House of Blues label in the . and also others from the German labels CrossCut and Ruf. In 2000, he returned to Blind Pig to release Gone to Hell which featured Dr. John as a special guest. All I Want followed two years later on the label
John Mooney was New Orleans' adopted son who combines Delta slide-guitar with funky a back-beat to create a distinctive 'Bluesiana' style. John’s breakthrough album is mostly self-written and its dark, atmospheric tone shows it comes from a man who knows the Blues. In 1981, John formed his band Bluesiana and their infectious blend of electric Delta Blues with a funky back-beat has made them popular all over the world. They have toured Europe many times and their appearances at big festivals like Montreux, Newport and Chicago have won them legions of fans. Ten studio albums have been released in the thirty years since Bluesiana hit the road, some with the help of guests like Dr. John.
Live At the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2010. Live At the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2010. Too Tall to Mambo (Live). Baby Please Don't Go (Live). I Ain't Gonna Be Your Dirty Rag. John Mooney & Bluesiana, Bluesiana & John Mooney 2011.