"his gravelly voice reminiscent of Johnny Cash at his most elegiac." - The Guardian.
Johnny Azari (New Orleans) plays his own mutant form of delta-blues, and his live shows blend a traditional style of music with storytelling and comedy. Azari has been on national tour since 2013 and will release his fourth LP, "Songs From A Motel Room," being recorded exclusively in motels rooms during his 2016 tour. Azari has scored film (“Illusions & Mirrors,” starring Natalie Portman), served as guest lecturer and performer at Brown University and seen two of his videos, “Occupation Blues” and “Freedom Glory Be Our Name” gain viral success. Johnny Azari is your 21st century rambling man.
Johnny Azari was born in Shiraz, a city known for wine, poetry, opium, and revolution. At a year old, he was relocated to a city known as New York; noted for grit, madness, money, and proliferation, where he was raised. When Johnny isn't on tour, he lives in New Orleans writing and recording. These things have no influence on him whatsoever