“Thick Blues dripping over the edge of Rock” is what John Pagano Band has been
described as. This Indie Rock band captures an old sound with a contemporary style. Formerly
known as JPBlues, their release, “I Will Not Go Quietly” CD was a very familiar name on the
Roots Music Report Radio Charts hitting for a total of 28 weeks straight and at #4. The level
heightened even more with the band’s follow up CD, “Make Room at the Table” released in
Sept 2013. The CD charted on RMR, crossed over into the Jam Band Radio Charts as well as
being considered part of the “Top 100 Blues CD’s of 2014” by RMR. Also appearing on “Make
Room at the Table” are special guests Yonrico Scott and Todd Smallie (The Derek Trucks Band).
In January 2015, John Pagano released a live CD called, “Live at Darwin’s”. It charted at #1 in
the U.S. for Blues/Rock airplay. Their highly anticipated upcoming album is said to be released
summer of 2017! It is clear that John Pagano Band searing, soulful guitar gives hope to the
rebirth of passion and soul in music!
John started playing guitar at the age of 10 on Long Island, New York and it was clear
that something special was happening here. This “Something Special” was recognized by
legendary bluesman Sam “Bluzman” Taylor. Sam took John under his wing and began to school
him on the blues, or what Sam use to call “SAMerizing”. John Toured the East coast with Sam’s
band as a special guest for a few years. It was under Sam’s watchful eye that John began to
flourish as a musician and a bluesman!
JPBlues formed in 2008 with band members Pat Adkins (Chuck Berry, Gary US Bonds) on
Drums and John Young (Ryan Leslie) on Bass. While playing the festival circuit, they also
recorded the band’s first two CD’s, “Die Happy” and “I Will Not Go Quietly.”
In 2011, John left the New York music scene and moved to Georgia. It is here that he
met his drummer Shiloh Bloodworth, and in 2013 they both were hired to back Australian artist
Anni Piper (Blues Leaf Records) on her first US tour. Later with the addition of Tony Hossri on
Bass, John Pagano Band had formed a new power trio and hit the road for an East Coast Tour as
well as tearing up the Southern Circuit. This Georgia based project released two more CD’s
“Make Room at the Table” and, “Live at Darwin’s”.
John Pagano is endorsed by Epiphone and was voted by www.Truefire.com as one of
their TOP 100 GUITARISTS “YOU SHOULD KNOW”! John has had the pleasure of either
performing with or opening for such legendary artists as Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), Phil
Grande (Joe Cocker), , Dennis Innessibuw (Robert Plant), , Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Joe
Bonamassa, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks), Todd Smallie
(Derek Trucks), Albert Castiglia.