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John 'Scooch' Cugno "The Road Leads Home"
John was recently nominated for a BB Award from the Washington Blues Society in Seattle for "Best Traditional Blues Act 2011".
John is a native New Englander born in Boston and lived much of his life in New Hampshire,Maine and Vermont. In 1993 John, his wife Kelly, and their four beautiful daughters moved to Twin Falls, Idaho where he lived for 12 years. John and his family have relocated to the Olympia Washington area. He now lives in the the shadow of beautiful Mount Ranier.
An accomplished drummer,guitarist and singer songwriter,John played for years in Boston,Chicago, New Orleans, Denver, and Nashville clubs. He has performed with John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Jumpin John Sansone, EC Scott, Cookie McGee, Phil Guy, Henry Cooper, Rockin' Jake, Jimmy Lloyd Rea , Howlin Wolf Jr, John Nemeth, Joe Kelley, and many other well known blues and country artists.
John's powerful vocals are a feature of his bands, Delta 88 Revival, The Blues Survivors, and John Cugno and the Aces. He performs as a solo,duo, trio or full band. John is an endorsed artist by Regal Tip Drumsticks. He taught guitar and drums privately in the Twin Falls area for ten years. John is still accepting students in the Olympia area.
In the 80's, John lived in Nashville and toured with Gene Breeden and the Nashville Music Machine. He also worked as a studio drummer for Gene Breeden and recorded an album with Charlie Daniels members and Joel Jacobs. He toured with Stella Parton, Tommy Overstreet, Nat Stuckey, Marty Haggard, Michael Twitty, and many others. John's CD's, BLUES SURVIVOR and NOTHIN'S EASY can be purchased by going to www.cdbaby.com, or contacting John. Sound clips are there.
John's new cds "Compilation Blues" and "The Road Leads Home" are available by contacting John directly.
"Scooch" is still doing a solo, duo, and trio in fine restaurants. The full band can be heard at The Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle and festivals in the north west.
John's music can be heard on WUCF 89.9 FM Orlando Fl.where his version of "Smokestack Lightnin" is used as the intro for Tommy Thompson's famed show "Smokestack Lightnin" Other stations are: Kech 95 in Ketchum,ID, WVOF 88.5 Fairfeild,CT, La Hora Del Blues 98.6 FM Barcellona Spain, Il Popolo Del Blues, Florence Italy ,WBLQ 88.1 FM Westerly,CT ,Boise State Radio, Live 365 web radio, Blue Ice Water Radio, Portsmouth NH, Yellowbeat Radio, Tokyo, Japan. KAOS Olympia WA., KPLU Tacoma,WA., and many more stations around the world.
1. Old Dog (John Cugno)
2. The Nightcrawler (John Cugno)
3. Depend On You? (John Cugno)
4. Good Ole Blues Song (John Cugno)
5. Let Me Go Home Whiskey (Shifty Henry)
6. Big Boss Man/Catfish Blues (Dixon/Smith/James)
7. I'm Goin' Way (John Cugno)
8. Why Don't You Do It Right (McCoy)
9. Things Ain't The Way (Ellington)
10. Guess Who? (B.B. King)
11. Blues Bouquet (John Cugno)
12. Don't Get Around Much (Mercer)
13. My New England (John Cugno)
14. The Road Leads Home (John Cugno)
Additional Artist & CD Info: http://www.scooch.net/