Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Johnny Swank at Raleigh Times First Friday


Just a heads up that I'll be setting up shop right in front of the Raleigh Times (14 East Hargett Street, Raleigh) this Friday for their First Friday event. Get your Christmas shopping done early while you get your drink on! The street's going to be blocked off, and I'm right across from the main beer tent. Come out out to the House of Swank Yurt and say howdy!

Can't make it? No sweat. Cruise over to my Etsy shop and pick up a rad tshirt, sticker, or onesie now!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rise and Moonshine shirt preorder ends this Sunday

Just a reminder that the pre-order special on the Rise and 'Shine shirt. $14, including Free shipping. Sale ends next Sunday (Nov 6). Will be shipping shirts on Nov 15. Pre-order yours today at http://www.etsy.com/listing/84983400/rise-and-moonshine-shirt-pre-order

If you want to pick one up locally, I'll have a few at the Rebus Works Saturday Market on Saturday from 9am - 2pm and at Sadlack's Arts and Crafts sale on Sunday from 12pm-5pm.

Keep your powder dry, and your liquor wet!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rise and Moonshine Onesies now available

Look folks, don't roped into buying some lame burp cloth for the next baby shower. Let Grandma get that mess. Get them started off right with a genuine Rise and Moonshine Onesie instead! 100% cotton.

Available at http://www.etsy.com/listing/85171789/rise-and-moonshine-onesie

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cooke Street Carnival this Saturday

Man, I really, really love hanging and playing at the Cooke Street Carnival. It's going to be this coming Saturday from 1pm-6pm on Cooke Street in Raleigh, NC. I'll be out with a table and playing off and on most of the day, and will be debuting the 919Gear line of shirts and stickers too. Come on out, bring the kids, grab a beer, and have a great time. See you there!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Floyd Council Memorial Project

You know Pink Floyd, right? Well, one of the namesakes for the band (Floyd Council) was born and raised not 30 miles from Raleigh, NC. He's in a unmarked grave (for now) but my buddy Bullfrog Willard McGhee and company are doing some fine work to raise awareness of this fine musician. Go onto facebook and "like" this page now if you know what's good for ya.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cigar box guitar players you should check out

OK, here's the drill. Drop what you're doing and check each one of these guys out. They've all got different styles but they all blow my damn mind.

Hollowbelly: This cat's from across the pond. I love his stuff. Raw as hell. 

SeaSick Steve: Originally from Mississippi but kicking ass overseas now. I try to rip off as much of his stuff as possible with little success.

Bluesbeaten Redshaw: younger player from the UK. I really dig this kid.

Shane Speal: self-appointed "King of the Cigar Box Guitar", Shane's probably done more than anyone else to promote building and playing cigar box and other homemade contraptions with his website Cigar Box Nation. I need to get up to his family's pub in Pennsylvania and play sometime.

Johnny Lowebow: great one-man band and inventor of the 2-neck LoweBow.

Bill Jagitsch (Bluesboy Jag): winner of the Arkansas River Blues Challenge multiple times and cigar box guitar builder extraordinaire.

Here's a little ditty from HollowBelly. Enjoy. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

919 Y'all and I Love BBQ Onesies Available now

919 y'all and I Love BBQ onesies

Look peeps, don't roped into buying some lame burp cloth for the next baby shower. Get them started off right with a genuine 919 Y'all or I Love BBQ Onesie instead. 100% cotton. $12.00


Friday, August 19, 2011

Book a gig with Johnny Swank

I'm booking gigs for the fall now. If you'd like me to come out, gimme a holla holla. I'm booking house parties as well, so for a mere pittance and a tip jar, you too can have the Johnny Swank experience in your own home for a party!

Take care,

-Johnny Swank

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

919 Y'all Shirts now Available

OK Peeps, you asked for it, you've got it. The 919 Y'all shirt I've been sporting at gigs the last few weeks is now available to the public! 100% cotton, printed with water-based ink. KIDS AND WOMEN'S SIZES NOW AVAILABLE!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Send a Message - Nick Driver Band CD Release Party

Had the honor of sitting in with the Nick Driver Band at their CD release party at Shakedown Street in Raleigh last weekend. Fun, fun stuff. Love that band, and Nick and I are bouncing around some ideas for an acoustic EP for later this year. Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Love BBQ Onesie available

I Love BBQ Onesie
I Love BBQ Onesie now available at the Official Johnny Swank Store. Get your kid started off right with some proper BBQ gear. 

Got a baby shower to go to? Newborn on the way? Don't dress 'em up in something lame. Bring 'em home in style with a I Love BBQ Onesie. Just One You (made by Carter's) 100% cotton.  Only $10.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BBQ Shirt Promo Video

Don't get your dad some lame tie for Father's day. Get him on Official Johnny Swank BBQ tshirt. I've even going to through in my World Famous recipe for Eastern NC BBQ sauce with every purchase! Kid sizes all the way up to 3XL for the Big Daddies out there.

Get yours today! $14, including FREE SHIPPING!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fritocaster Oil Rags for sale

Here we have the fabulous DJ Drew Diggle (aka Drew Davidson) modeling his new Gin-U-Wine Fritocaster Oil Rag. Printed on both sides, so it's all Business in the front, but Party in the Back, baby! Perfect for sweat soppin', grease moppin', and show stoppin'.  Just $3 bucks! More great swag is at the Official Johnny Swank Store

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I Love BBQ shirts now on sale

I LOVE BBQ shirt
Oh man, I do love me some BBQ. Show your BBQ pride this summer with a Gin-U-Wine Johnny Swank "I Love BBQ" shirt!

I've even going to sweeten the deal. With every BBQ shirt purchase, I'm going to throw in a copy of my World-Famous* Eastern NC BBQ Sauce! Tastes so fine you might give up wine (or maybe not.)


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lunch Box Blues Stickers for Sale

Be the first kid on your block to pick up the 4-Piece Johnny Swank Sticker Set. Only $2.50, and FREE SHIPPING within the US of A.
  • Lunch Box Blues EP Cover
  • the World Famous Fritocaster guitar
  • Lunch Box Blues, kitchen floor edition
  • I <heart> Blues sticker
Suitable for framing, quieting kids, and patching mufflers. You know you want it.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lunch Box Blues EP now available for download

the Lunch Box Blues EP is now available to the world in digital
format. I'll add t-shirts, stickers, magnets, etc in the next couple of days.

How much you ask? Well, name you own price. No kidding. Download
... individual tracks or the entire album.

Share with yo mama. Share with yo baby
mama. Share with yo friends. Just share it.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Man this place is a damn mess

Lunch Box Blues
Ok, somehow you've wandered the red-light district of the internet and found yourself at JohnnySwankMusic.com. Congrats! Now what? Well, I've just got this website up today, but make sure to signup on  the Mailing List for info on the upcoming Lunch Box Blues CD, new merch, and gig dates.

Take it easy,

Johnny Swank