Original Folk

Johnny Cuomo, is a folk-flavored acoustic roots artist, with influences in rock and traditional Irish music. His “Dylanesque” voice follows the tradition of Roger McGuinn and Tom Petty in capturing the essential emotion of the American musical spirit from its core beginnings to present. From his rock band, Voice of the Turtle, in the 90’s, to his immersion into the Irish music scene, up to present, Johnny’s musical style has flourished into one that fuses modern folk rock with an innovative Irish twist. Johnny’s first release on the Paradiddle Records label, American Idle, as well as his featured tracks on several of the label’s compilations can be found at http://www.paradiddlerecords.com/

Johnny has made numerous trips back to Ireland in the past years, not only to keep current with his traditional playing, but to bring his own simple, organic blend of folk/rock music to Dublin fans who have given him much respect. He has played for audiences of more than 350 at various pubs and venues in Dublin, including Whelans, Vicar Streetand The Cobblestone, where he had the honor of doing a support gig for Australia’s favorite guitarist, Tommy Emmanuel, and Dublin’s own “Whirlygig.”