"Johnny A" Pays First Visit to The Spire Center

May 20th at 8 p.m.
Johnny A makes his first appearance at The Spire Center (Michael Sparks Keegan photo)

See Johnny A. at the Spire Center, 25 ½ Court St. in Plymouth, MA on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ‪Lots of folks throw around the phrase “let the music do the talking,” but only a few have the fortitude to really do it – to just go out there and play, shunning flash, shrugging off image and reeling in the listener on the strength of the songs alone. Johnny A. is that kind of performer. For the better part of three decades, the Massachusetts-based guitarist and bandleader has proven himself capable of generating heat at venues from working-class bars to international amphitheaters – and every sort of venue in between. And when the house lights are turned up, he’s just as adept at captivating serious students of the six-string with a virtuosity that earned him the rare honor of having his name placed on a signature Gibson® guitar. On Driven, his fourth outing as a solo performer , Johnny serves up plenty of that, in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins and Ben and Jerry’s combined. From the Motown-inflected party-starter “C’Mon, C’mon” to the introspective “A Mask You Wear” (a song that’s flecked with subtle slide playing redolent of George Harrison’s vintage work), he paints vivid landscapes, scenes that create an emotional connection without words.

 

Shun Ng opens the show. is a fingerstyle guitarist, singer and songwriter known for his flamboyant guitar style and energetic performances. Shun is a three-time Boston Music Award nominee and won the "International Artist of The Year" at the 2015 Boston Music Awards. 

 

Tickets are $28; advance purchase is recommended, seating is limited to capacity.  The Spire is handicap accessible, public parking is available streetside, and in public lots near the venue. The Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center, Inc. (GPPAC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010, dedicated to performing arts and educational programs, supporting the vibrant arts community in the greater South Shore region.  The organization founded The Spire Center for Performing Arts, a town-owned venue to serve as a mecca for the arts, dedicated to showcasing music, theatre and dance performances, and arts education appealing to all generations from across the Southeastern Massachusetts region. For more information, to order tickets online, or to learn more about The Spire, please visit www.spirecenter.org, call (508) 746-4488, or follow Spire Center for Performing Arts on Facebook.


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