Akron , Ohio- The guitar virtuoso John 5 came to the area over of the weekend to the delight of a sold-out crowd! The Empire Concert Club , an intimate venue on the outskirts of Akron, Ohio played host to the legend in the making . John 5 known for his guitar work for both Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson proved that while he is a team player , he is a bonafide rock-star in his own right and his adoring fans proved him right .
The packed house was in a treat to hear such songs as ” Season of the Witch ” , ” This is My Rifle ” and ” Crank It ” among many others .
Some of the crowd favorites were ” Hell Haw ” a twisted version of Hee Haw and ” First Victim ” I personally feel the venue was too small for an artist of his stature, but and this is just a guess I think he enjoys the more intimate venue to connect with the fans .
If you have never seen John 5 and you have even a passing interest in guitar then make it your goal to catch one of his shows you will not be disappointed . I rate it 5 out of 5 stars .To see when he may be in your area please check out the official website at http://john-5.com
A special shout out to Jared James Nichols who did a outstanding job warming up the crowd .
Cleveland, Ohio – The virtuoso guitarist simply known as John 5 played to a packed crowd at the Beachland Ballroom this weekend . John is considered to be rock royalty with the pedigree to match .Playing with artists such as Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and David Lee Roth and basically a who’s who of the music industry .
John 5 and The Creatures is currently on tour in support of their latest release ” Its Alive ” which is available at most media outlets .
I saw him play before with Rob Zombie but I was intrigued to see how he would be center stage and I can say this is three simple words . ” Does Not Disappoint ” John and the band took the stage like a tornado mixing sound and fury with the delicate balance and melody and virtuosity.The band played songs ranging from industrial style metal , blue grass and rockabilly to fresh interpretations of classic songs .The re-imaging of ” Enter Sandman ” was inspiring and I enjoyed it more then the original . A lot of bands use stage sets and makeup up to cover lack of talent and originality however with John 5 he is the exact opposite .The man could walk on an empty stage, pick up a second hand guitar that is missing two strings and still make peoples jaws drop in amazement, he’s that good .