The name Johnny in the Basement (JITB) stems from a Bob Dylan lyric, “Johnny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine, I’m on the pavement thinking about the government.” Johnny in the Basement is an ever-changing lineup based around frontman Will Bart. JITB is from just outside of NYC. Will has shared a stage and played with Luther & Cody Dickinson from the North Mississippi Allstars,Oteil Burbridge, Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Samantha Fish, Lightnin Malcolm,Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram, Robert Kimbrough Sr, George Cintron and has graced stages such as The Capitol Theater, The Bitter End,Great South Bay Music Festival, North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, New England Blues Summit, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Memory Motel plus many more.
Check out these clips of some of our upcoming tunes from the Z E B R A R A N C H.
Will Bart with North Mississippi Allstars 12.28.18 Brooklyn Bowl.
Video: Evan Pragliola (Evan's Funky Space)
Thanks to Michael Mirino and Brandon Hanna of SIMPLE PROD. for recording and mixing the audio for these releases. Stay tuned for more JITB Live! content.