August 17, 2018
7 to 9 PM
Geneseo Village Park
Johnny is John Robert Sacheli (The Spirit of Ontario, Landmark, Good E’Nuff, Devall Music, and Crystalson). In January of 2013 Genesee Johnny began performing as an acoustic blues duo with Ryan Griffith on upright bass and bass guitar. Ryan has played with The Varnish Cooks, The Silver Threads, the Bill Tiberio & Friends Big Band, and regularly plays at the Son House Blues Night at The Beale St. Café on South Ave. Ryan and John began to book as a duo and John also continued to book as Genesee Johnny, playing solo shows.
Joining the duo over the next few months was John McCormick (Silver Threads) on Drums, and Mike Pavone (Dady Brothers) on harmonica, mandolin, vocals, and electric guitar. The band branched off from its strict revival of Mississippi Delta Blues and began to incorporate Chicago & modern Blues, Folk, early Country and Rock and Roll, and some original songs as well while keeping a mainly acoustic approach. They performed their first show as “Genesee Johnny and The River Rats” in Spring of 2013