Singer, guitarist Angry Johnny Stangry has been a part of the Pittsburgh music scene for the past 17 years. Growing up in a little town of Yukon, PA. Johnny was always fascinated by the guitar from a young age. Often getting caught by his parents playing a mean air guitar, and finally at the age of 16 his dad bought him his first electric guitar (it was $10.00) he remembers his dad saying. His first official band was a little country band called "Timbreline". That's where Johnny started to develop his country guitar skills. At the age of 21, he was a Blue's Rock guitarist, no country in him then. Johnny says he was eager to learn and always been a finger picker (doesn't use a pick). So it was easy for him to adapt. After five years the band disbanded in 2003.
A year hiatus, led him to his next band known as "Charlie Good Time". Which was a rock band playing classic rock and new hits of the time. This then led Johnny to play guitar for Nashville Phenom Brynn Marie. An amazing country singer originally from Carmichaels, PA. Johnny had the opportunity to open for the likes of Loretta Lynn, Joe Nichols, Mark Wills, to name a few. It was a really cool experience and a learning experience. With all those accolades behind him, Johnny looks to put his mark on the music world.
Influenced by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Roy Buchannan, Vince Gill, Eric Johnson, Brent Mason, and Danny Gatton. These players have really helped Johnny hone his craft. Johnny audiences love his progressive blues which is a stew of blues, rock, and country music flavored with jazz, simmered over hot coals. Johnny's explosive guitar playing and stellar vocals are without a doubt crowd pleasers.
So if you love to hear intense blues guitar playing??? Or like to hear chicken pickin' country??? Or if you are a guitar music lover in general??? Angry Johnny Stangry is a must see guitarist!!!