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Ep 53 Johnny Arco


Johnny Arco, playing a small quirky coffee shop in Austin TX during SXSW 2013 played his set to an audience that, without having to stand up, could snatch the violin right out of his ridiculously fast hands.  Hiring session musicians and carrying only a backpack and his violin over his shoulder, he performed his original music which was written to suit his distinguished classical/rock hybrid violin playing to a mesmerized crowd.  In addition to his musicianship we were impressed with his confidence and the way he looked right into and through our eyes while performing his well crafted songs.

Johnny has some inspiring words for musicians who need the how-to and inspiration to publish their music and take their music on the road.  He’s a smart guy who lives a half molecule ahead of the music industry’s cutting edge and has the determination of gravity and time.  We listen to the 911 call that preceded his arrest in Atlanta and he talks about his reform plan for arts and education.  Enjoy!
Catch his rooftop party show in Brooklyn NY on July 5th, 2013. 

                                                    “Publishing is the social security for musicians.”   – Johnny Arco
Register..Publish your music.

Special thanks to Josh Roman at Mindrocket for the live session recordings.
Buy the new EP by Johnny Arco at
Vocals and Violins: Johnny Arco
Guitars: Jeff Miles
Bass: Reuben Cainer
Drums and Percussion: Bob Edinger


The National Tour is a quarter of the way through and we’re playing a show at Spike Hill in Williamburg (off the L Train Bedford Station) Friday July 5th at 8pm. Mark your calendars.

There will be an after party where an encore set and jam session will be held. The jam session will include some of NYC’s finest musicians and dancers. $15 in advance gets you admission to both shows. The after party alone is $20.

Limited press passes available. E-mail, call 646.481.2726 or visit

RSVP on Facebook at

The evenings events will be filmed for a DVD to be released with the bands first full length album this fall.

The EP is on iTunes and Google Play. Download, comment and rate.
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BUY JOHNNY ARCO MUSIC at www.johnny or amazon

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