Johnboy Music

Acoustic Guitar from West Hartford, CT - Will travel up to 100 miles
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It was the turbulent 1960s and rock music that sparked the imagination of Country/Folk Musician John Root. At age 13 John picked up the electric guitar and ignited his musical career. Inspired by bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, He joined the folk rock group "Nobody's Children" while still in junior high school in Hartford Connecticut.

Sought after for college frat parties and other venues and too young to drive, their Moms were pressed into service for their appearances. By 1972 he joined another folk rock band, "Windmill", playing to diverse audiences that included the Coast Guard base in New London Connecticut. By the mid-70s John took up the acoustic guitar and along with his friends and younger brother started playing more mellow songs at coffee houses. John continues to play, taking up Country Music In the early 80s inspired by country singers like Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Sr. He learned the Mandolin Banjo and Dobro and made a pilgrimage to Nashville. However, he also still likes playing and singing folk songs of John Prine, Dave Mallett, and Bill Staines among others.

John has made several albums including a well received CD titled "John Root and Friends" which has been played throughout the US as well as Canada, Sicily, Ireland, England, and Mexico. While working at Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield Connecticut, He also discovered that he had a special rapport playing and singing for the residents. There he has played to standing room only audiences becoming famous for his rendition of "All My Ex's Live in Texas" In 2011 John started up the "Central Connecticut Acoustic Musicians Society" and is also a member of the Milford Folk music Society and the American Folk Music Association. He plays at coffeehouses, the "Silver Circuit" of retirement communities as well as larger venues. John Root's personality, fine voice and great acoustic guitar will want you coming back for more!
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John and Frank were a wonderful addition to my Mom's 80th Birthday Party. They were both professional and so talented and did everything they could to make this day so special for her. My Mom loved the music and certain songs even made her cry (in a happy way). The volume of the music was just right as you were able to enjoy listening while still being able to hold a conversation with the guests. I highly recommend them.

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Johnboy Music’s Response:

Thank you so much for the nice review, I'm glad that your Mom enjoyed her special day. Sincerely, John Root

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2013
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Birthday Party (Adult)
Shelton, CT
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acoustic Guitar
Folk Singer
Country Singer
Country Acoustic Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Singer Guitarist
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Please note Johnboy Music will also travel to Hartford, Bloomfield, East Hartford, Farmington, Weatogue, Avon, Newington, Wethersfield, Windsor, New Britain, Simsbury, Unionville, Canton, Tariffville, West Simsbury, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Burlington, Canton Center, Collinsville, East Granby, Glastonbury, South Windsor, Windsor Locks, Bristol, East Windsor, Kensington, Manchester, Cromwell, East Berlin.
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