Johnny Duke and the Aces

Johnny Duke and the Aces

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A soulful group of fine-tuned players, adding new flavors to Blues Music. Their sound, led by ferocious giutarist, Johnny Duke, is both passionate and exciting. Last winter, the group joined B.B. King on three of his Northeastern tour dates.

Biography

Johnny Duke and the Aces is a soulful group of fine-tuned players, adding new flavors to Blues Music. While having many original tunes to fill their sets,
they also enjoy covering original versions of legendary tunes. From the Funky Meters to Ray Charles, these boys cover a lot of inspirational ground. JDA
finished the album "Taillights" in the summer of 2006. This album features Johnny Neel, the former keyboard player for the Allman Brothers, and David Bromberg, an internationally recognized musician of many styles. In February '07, they where invited to open for B.B. King on three tour dates. Johnny is
now completely joined by a group of Berklee's finest musicians. Look forward to a performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

"Johnny Duke" Lippincott is an inspiration to guitarists all around the Delaware area. Having Mississippi roots, the Delta-blues style of music is frequently evident in his guitar playing. David Bromberg, Johnny's mentor, said in the international magazine Dirty Linen (2004), "If you stick around tonight, there's a 16-year old guitar player who is as good a blues guitar player as any I've ever played with, and I've played with some really good guitar players. That's John Lippincott… He's a killer!" Just recently, Bromberg said in an article of the Philadelphia Inquirer that Johnny is "the best electric blues player in town". With Johnny Duke and the Aces, John continues to impress people with his showmanship, his talent for songwriting, and his guitar skills that are graceful, moving, and "professional", as recently stated by the King of the Blues himself, B.B. King (after sitting in with him at a clinic in the summer of 2005 in Mississippi). Johnny has also had experience playing with other well-known musicians as Willie King and The Liberators, Southside Johnny, Jorma Kaukonen, Laurie Lewis, Duke Robillard, Larry Cambell, and John Payne, . He is currently studying music at Berklee College of Music in Boson, MA.

The line up of the “Aces” often changes, however, Johnny always seems to find the right players that successfully support his style and original material. The band has wow'ed crowds all around Northern Delaware, the Delaware Beaches, Philadelphia, New York City, and even in Beverly Hills, California! The band has opened for the King of the Blues himself, B.B. King, Wind-Up recording artist Omnisoul, and blues legend Johnny Winter. They have also been nominated for the 2006 New Music Weekly Awards under the category “AC/Hot AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year”. Johnny Duke and the Aces is truly a sight to see and hear because of their professional-caliber sound and feel.

Discography

1. "Taillights" (sophomore album, release date: June 16th, 2006 @ World Cafe Live)
-featuring David Bromberg and Johnny Neel on various tracks
-WSTW 93.7 FM "Hometown Heroes", Band hosting the show and give preview of the album on June 4th, 2006
-WSTW 93.7 FM world premier of the song "Taillights". Played various times in May 2006.

2. "Johnny Duke and the Aces" Self-titled debut CD. Released: June 2005.
-featuring David Bromberg on "Something's Wrong Here"
-many tracks played on WSTW 93.7 FM
-many tracks played on ElectricBluesRadio.com

3. Music Video for the original tune "Don't Feel Too Good". Filmed: April 2006.

Set List

Our set list is made up of half originals, leaving the other half for us to cover some of our favorite artists.
We have played shows ranging from 30 minutes to 4 hours.

Originals: Pick Me Up, Dancin' With The Blues, If You Want Me To, Loverman, Don't Feel Too Good, The Day Your Well Runs Dry, Out Of The Blue, Shootin' The Breeze, Book of Love, New Kind Of Blues.....

Covers: Hey Pocky A-way (Meters), Castles Made Of Sand (Jimi Hendrix), Cost To Be The Boss (B.B. King), Money Honey (Ry Cooder), Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles), Don't Leave Me Baby (T-Bone Walker), Luxury Liner (Emmylou Harris)...