Hailing from the Mississippi Delta, Johnny Blackthorn is a strong, intense songwriter and performer. Blackthorn recorded his debut solo acoustic album, I Belong Here, in 1999 and his full band album (with the likes of lead guitarist Brian Fones and drummer/percussionist Dave Hill), Resurrection by Degrees, in 2004. Influenced by artists such as the Allman Brothers, Pearl Jam, Jethro Tull, and The Band, Blackthorn's music is a confluence of intelligent, biting lyrics interposed with an infectious blend of roots rock, folk, blues and country. Johnny Blackthorn's third collection, DRY, was released by Mission 66 Records in May of 2012. He is currently at work on a fourth album, Gibbous Moon, which is scheduled for release by M66 Records in 2013.