The Johnny Stachela Band is a supercharged power trio that puts a retro fresh spin on 70s era Blues/Rock. Using this evolutionary period in music and life as a point of departure, their live shows are ignited by a feeling that reconnects us all to one universal vibration.
Stachela began playing guitar at age 12. Inspired by his family’s record collection, he quickly developed a distinctive style that has caught the ear of many who admire his artistry. He has recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin), and he has jammed on stage with many of his musical heroes. Some of his biggest influences include Albert King, Eric Clapton, and Duane Allman.
By age 16 he began performing at school events and local nightclubs. He has since put in countless hours performing thousands of gigs. The real change came in 2012 when Stachela made the decision to get serious about singing his own songs. Now free from the constraints of being a sideman, he has stepped up front and center – a bold move that has made a tremendous impact on his music.
If there is an underlying theme, it’s that Johnny takes the hard road less traveled. His debut album is being recorded mostly “live” straight to a vintage Studer 820 tape machine. He prefers recording the old-school way at Rogers Boat Studio with co-producer Jorgen Carlsson (Gov’t Mule) and Analog engineer Steve Holroyd (AC/DC).
The Johnny Stachela Band is currently putting the final touches on their debut album tentatively called “Walk Through Fire”, which will be released later this year.