Don Johnson Project

Don Johnson Project

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Known for Blues, classic R & B, Motown, oldies, jazz, rock and funk, they are a powerful mix of solid passionate artists with strong vocals and tight arrangements. Winner of Blues Society of Central PA competitions last two years. Participated in the 2008 and 2009 IBCs in Memphis.

Biography

Known for its blues, classic R & B, Motown, jazz, rock and funk, the Don Johnson Project formed during 2004 in central Pennsylvania. Since then, the group has evolved into a powerful mix of solid passionate artists with strong vocals and tight arrangements. After winning local competitions sponsored by the Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania (BSCP), the group participated in the 2008 and 2009 International Blues Challenges (IBCs) in Memphis, Tennessee.

Don Johnson - Don began playing guitar at the age of six. His individual style has been influenced by greats such as Albert King, Buddy Guy, BB King, and Jimi Hendrix. His soulful vocals and creative guitar are being featured in The Tear Jar – An Original Blues Show (www.tearjar.com). This live show opened in theatres in August 2008 and was featured at the World Café Live (XPN) in Philadelphia. Don is also Music Director for a Harrisburg-based gospel group called “Chosen.”

LeRoy Flowers – LeRoy’s career began in the military. This solid bassist has played in the Baltimore/Washington area for over thirty (30) years and continues to excite audiences with his rhythmic sounds.

Doug Hoyle –Doug is the strong and steady heartbeat of the group . His career of forty (40) plus years includes playing with many great musicians including Natalie Cole, James Brown, and KC and the Sunshine Band.

Trixi Greiner – Trixi’s original music showcases her sweet sultry vocals. Her keyboard talent and sensual vocals are a perfect mix. This classically trained musician/composer teaches elementary music and has performed with Burning Bus, Inca Campers, and Matrix. She had the pleasure of opening for the Dave Matthews Band and has been featured on XPN radio.

Mark Focazio - The newest member of the band, Mark adds a fresh sound and youthful spirit. His exceptional guitar mesmerizes audiences.

Set List

CLASSIC R & B, MOTOWN, and DANCE
Dock Of The Bay
Ain’t No Sunshine
Be Thankful
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
Shot Gun
Round In Circles
Sissy Strut
Mustang Sally
Stagger Lee
Get Ready
I Wish
Proud Mary
Midnight Hour
Superstition
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
Bring It On Home
My Girl
Just My Imagination
Stand By Me
People Get Ready
Let’s Get It On
What’s Going On
Let’s Straighten It Out
Purple Rain
Little Wing
Strange
Brick House
Funky Music
Skin Tight
Hollywood Swinging
James Brown Medley
No Stopping Us
The Butt
Busting Loose
Pick Up The Pieces

BLUES
Only Love*
Red House
Bad Love
Leave My Little Girl Alone
Texas Flood
Thrill Is Gone
When She’s Gone*
Stormy Monday
Sweet Home Chicago
Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
Kansas City
Killin’ Floor
Smokin’ Gun
Tin Pan Alley
Everybody Wants to Know
Downhearted
I'm Gone

CLASSIC ROCK
Hey Joe
Drift Away
Evil Ways
Desperado
Johnny B Goode
Brown Eyed Girl
Sweet Home Alabama
Feelin’ All Right