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 most current release, American Idle, can be found on the Paradiddle Records label, as well as Johnny’s version of Boots of Spanish Leather on Paradiddle’s 2006 release, Bob Dylan Uncovered.
The art of storytelling comes naturally to musician/author/storyteller Johnny Cuomo. Collecting stories from his travels and interests alike, Johnny has combined his musical talents with his ability to hold an audiences attention, while unfolding tales of nature, birds, animals and stories from different cultures around the world.
He holds a Masters in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University and a B.A. in Elementary Education and History.
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