Johnny in the Basement is a Psychedelic Roots Rock Blues collective from NY. Frontman Will Bart learned how to play starting in 2009 down in Mississippi where the blues began. Hopping up with anyone who would let him up to play and learning the traditional roots style music of the North Mississippi Hill Country. Since then on his journey JITB has learned and shared stages with the likes of Luther & Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band), Robert Randolph among many others. Merely just hearing JITB through your headphones pales in comparison to catching a live JITB set. Pushing the limits of spontaneous composition, all the while maintaining an energy of a pure and genuine good time.
JITB has recorded two EP's, both were recorded at the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater, MS. Home studio of Jim Dickinson , musician extraordinaire, and his two sons Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars now run it. Eternally grateful for their gratitude in allowing JITB to come down there and lay it down. The first, 'Chasing The Feeling' EP (2018) featuring Mississippi local greats Lightnin Malcolm, and Garry Burnside, and our latest recording 'I'll Have what He's Having' EP featuring Will Bart and JITB drummer Jordan Godfrey (MJT, Tash Neal) due out this summer.
Johnny in the Basement has all your facets covered for whatever your musical palate might be craving. The full band will bring the heat, the whole "kit and caboodle" so to speak. Acoustic will bring slightly less heat, we're talking microwaved leftovers, still great even the day after, but nothing like the whole thing the night before. Then of course our unique third option, the "One Man Socially Distant Band". Desperate times call for desperate measures and one could label the times we are in as desperate, but like a chameleon, an artist must adapt to survive . Queue the one man band, setup Mississippi style this will set you up for a foot stompin juke joint endless boogie sorta night!