Rochester's Favorite Entertainer
2014 City Newspaper's Best Busker Contest- 3rd Place
2014 City Newspaper's Best of Rochester "Best Solo Musician"- Top 4
Solo Acoustic: Performing covers and originals with effects and live looping. Songs are adapted to be appropriate for any crowd and include a huge mix of genres: classic rock, country, pop, and blues.
Band of One: Performing originals and select covers with Johnny playing kick/snare drums, cymbals, bass and lead guitars while singing using NO LOOPING. Both electric and acoustic guitar are used. Set up can be adapted for small and large venues and perfect for private events, bars, and concert openings. Blues/country rock with driving beats and dance-able melodies. Completely unique! (see Band of One tab for more details)
Johnny Bauer & Great Escape: Cover band (4-5 piece) performing select originals. Also performs as a trio. Very diverse song selection: Country, blues, classic rock.
"I first heard Johnny sing many years ago in Dansville, NY and I was blown away. Amazing voice and out of this world. I can't wait to see him again!"
"I've known Johnny since he hit the scene. As a fellow professional musician, I know he is interested in not only the quality of presentation, but also quality interpersonal relations."
Johnny has been performing music in Western New York for his entire life. His music is a melting pot of his diverse tastes. His covers are remade as his own and include artists from the 70s to present day. Some of his vast repertoire includes songs by Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Whitesnake, Tom Petty, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, and Bruno Mars. You can hear him skillfully perform any genre of music from rock to blues to country. A performance by Johnny will never leave you bored, and will have the whole audience singing along.
Johnny has also written over 200 original songs. Diverse yet melodic, his songs have something to appeal to music lovers of all ages. He has recorded two albums and an EP- “Raw,” “My Best For You,” and “I Would Love to Love You.” His first full-length album, "Roads That Lie Ahead" was released May 4, 2014. His most recent release "One Horse Town" was released May 6th, 2017. Whether played acoustically or with his band, Johnny’s originals will leave you wanting more.
Johnny has opened for national artists such as Brad Paisley, Craig Morgan, Phil Vassar and Restless Heart and also played VIP parties for Meat Loaf, Alice in Chains, Queensryche, Toby Keith and Sheryl Crow to name a few. You can hear original songs like “Son of a Gun,” “Lovin’ Until the Bitter End,” "Roads That Lie Ahead," and “Stick in the Mud” on local radio stations 92.5 WBEE, 103.5 Big Dog Country, and 98.9 The Buzz.
Johnny entertains all over the Rochester area and the surrounding regions at venues such as festivals, private parties, corporate events, weddings, restaurants, and even at your favorite bar! He will also spend some weekends touring to nearby states- Contact Johnny by email or Facebook if you'd like to see him at a music venue near you! He has recently traveled to places such as Knoxville, TN, Cincinnati, OH, and Erie, PA performing with his trio. He is also currently scheduling performances in Buffalo and Syracuse, NY.
Check out his upcoming tour dates to see when he will be performing next!
There are many exciting opportunities to see Johnny’s live show.