image1Spending time in the San Francisco bay area in the 70's and early 80's, Snakeboy Johnson "cut his teeth" as a blues/soul guitarist, with a fire and emotional style not unlike that of the classic blues greats. A singer/songwriter as well, Snakeboy is most at home playing in some roadhouse bar room, delivering his original and traditional blues-rock compositions with a raw gutsy voice, while firing off heart bending rounds of over-driven tube leads. Beginning his music career at age 11 on drums, he eventually taught himself to play guitar, tuning it to old R&B records and practicing "The Old Style" while putting in some of his own personality as well. Cutting loose in the biz with his first band in the bay area was "Out of the Blue", later moving to San Diego he formed "Blues Seville", opening up for such greats as Johnny Winter, Albert Collins, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Steppenwolf, as well as having the honor of being part of the final appearance with the late great "Albert King".

Then Moving on to the Live Music Capitol of the World, Austin TX. Picking up the Texas blues tone and style and meeting me, Evan Johns, introduced him to the Austin sound. While playing in Austin, a local drummer gave him the name Snakeboy, and the name stuck. Playing all over the state, he started getting noticed and a good following of blues enthusiasts. While in Austin he has opened up for such names as Earl King, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Fabulous T-Birds, Jimmy Vaughan and Tilt-a-Whirl Band as well as others around the state and the midwest.

So if this guitar-slinger comes into a town near you, check this guy out playing his tough brand of "Texas Rockin'-Blues". Also look for his new CD release.

Evan Johns '97

Update - Snakeboy Johnson has been out of state for the last 12 years but has recently returned to Austin TX.

Band Members
Darin Abney - Drums and Vocals drums

Hank - Bass

Charlie - Keys/Vocals
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