Why hire Wayne Wesley Johnson?
'WORLD CLASS GUITARIST'...Internationally recognized, this award winning guitarist performs on acoustic, electric, nylon & steel string guitars and guitar synthesizer in a variety of musical styles and genres.
A pioneer of the 'New Sound of Santa Fe' tm and 'Jazzamenco' tm., the artist performs in thumbpicking, fingerstyle, and flatpicking styles...playing jazz, world, new age, latin & rumba flamenca and with classical techniques.
In addition to his concert, corporate and private performances, Wayne has also become known by many as Santa Fe,New Mexico's Premier Wedding Guitarist, in high demand for both ceremonies and receptions, alike.
This charismatic performer has shared the stage with some of the world's finest guitarists, too... Formerly a drummer and touring companion with legendary guitarist's Les Paul, and Nokie Edwards (The Ventures), Wayne has also shared the stage with Mason Williams, George Benson, Bucky Pizzarelli, BB King, Scotty Moore, Howard Roberts, Larry Carlton, Chet Atkins, Thom Bresh (Son of the legendary guitarist Merle Travis), Tom Doyle, Ruben Romero, Antonio Mendoza, Tommy Emmanuel, Seymour Duncan, Stephen Bennett, Stephen King, Richard Smith, Anthony Smith, Tim Farrell, Edgar Cruz, Lou Pallo *The Les Paul Trio), John 'Nightwolf' Nelson, Jon Paris, Roberto Gonzales and more.
Wayne is a regular annual performer at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS), Nokie Festival, Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists (AFG) and the Guitars for life (GFL) benefit concerts.
Wayne now spends his time touring, performing, songwriting, recording and producing music for his own artist owned Wannadu record label. This artist knows the importance of 'professionalism' in performance and appearance and how to provide for client satisfaction. The artist selects his gear, attire and tune selection to suit any size venue and any type of occasion.
ABOUT WAYNE'S SOLO PERFORMANCES:
Solo performances include solo guitar, but, are sometimes augmented with guitar synthesizer or a technique called 'looping' which permits the artist to record on the fly and accompany himself when no other musicians are available, and the sometimes use of TV Mixes or 'backing tracks' from Wayne's latest recordings, promising the audience a great musical experience.
When appropriate, Wayne shares information about his instruments and playing styles with his audience, further enhancing the audiences participation and enjoyment.
Wayne Wesley Johnson: Solo Guitarist
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 90 - 180 minutes
"Under Construction" In the mean time, please visit the On Tour Page at www.wannadu.com for performance dates.
armless chair, access to 110 VAC outlet, pitcher of water
adequate loading and unloading and access to stage is requested. signal to house system should be kept "flat" and have some reverb available.
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Guitar Boogie - Arthur Guitar Smith
Cancion del alma
One Note Samba
Stompin at the Savoy
Caricias Para La Princesa - Romero / Johnson
Aleye - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Malaguena - Ernesto Lecuano
Vizcaya - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Entre dos aguas - Paco de lucia
Quiet Nights - Jobim
Sweet Georgia Brown - various
Green Chile - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Stairway to Heaven - Jimmy Page
Ona From Rio - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
Sonny - various
Cannonball Rag - Merle Travis
Aranjuez - various
Blues in A or B flat - various
Segovia''''s Dream - Vic Cenicola
The River Suite - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Hypnotic Safari - Johnson / Romero
Fire of the Gypsy - Tom Doyle
Chi di di cha cha - Rick Randell
Rumba Oriental - Taiwanese Traditional
Sidewalks of Bordeaux - Thom Bresh
The Visit - Pat Martino
Sleep Walk (w/ steel guitar) - Santo & Johnny
Pipeline - Chantays
Green Onions - misc.
Stompin at the Savoy - misc.
Venus - Marshall
Pharoah''''s Journey - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Pipeline - Spickard / Carman
Sambaleo - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Havana Good Time - Wayne Wesley Johnson
For Django - misc.
Satin Doll - misc.
Rumba Azul (Blue Rumba) - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Blue Bossa - various
Un Poco de Elfida (A bit of Freda) - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Entre dos montanas (Between Two Mountains) - Johnson / Romero
Otono (Autumn Wind) - Romero / Johnson
La Gloria - Romero / Johnson
Short Stories - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Guitar Rag - Merle Travis
See you in my Dreams - Merle Travis
Watch what happens - various
Little Boat - various
Harlem nocturne - various
Satin Doll - various
Take the A Train - Count Basie
Theme from Love Boat - misc
By the Time I get to Phoenix - Jim Webb / Glen Campbell
Turquoise Jungle - Romero / Johnson
Zamora - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Cathedral Bells - Romero / Johnson
Girl From Ipenema - Gilberto /Getz / Jobim
How Insensitive - (Jobim) Wes Montgomery
Tenderly - various
Summertime - various
Ebb Tide - various
Cancion del alma (Song from the Soul) - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Baile de la paloma (Dance of the Dove) - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Shadow of Your Smile - various
Rainy Day - various
Camina no corras (Walk Don''''t Run) - Johnny Smith
Misty - various
Hangin'''' with the Girls I know - Thom Bresh
Melancolia - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Call Me - various
Whispering - Les Paul
Don''''t Get Around Much Anymore - misc
Touak (The Only One) - Wayne Wesley Johnson
Happy Birthday - misc.
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Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Festival, Grand Opening, Launch Party, Private Party, Restaurant, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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