Matchstick Johnny, Eric Sommer

Johnny Ray, better known for his stage name Matchstick Johnny or Johnny Matchstick or Johnny the Matchstick Man is a musician from Loxahatchee, Florida. Johnny plays well with others but mainly plays as a one man band. So far, in only a short amount of time in his career he has released 2 full length albums, on his fourth tour of the US, and has shared the stage with such greats as Dick Dale, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, Dex Romweber of the Flat Duo Jets, and Bloodshot Bill, just to name a few.

He is currently working on a new 45 single release on his own label called Reeltone Recordings, which specializes in analog tape recording techniques. Look out for it this June at choice vinyl purveyors everywhere!


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