Tribute to Johnny Nitro- Remembrance for 10 years since you've passed.
“When you’ve had too many, have 2 more just to be on the safe side!” Johnny T. Nitro
"Keep drinking triples till you're seeing double, feeling single and getting in trouble." Johnny T. Nitro It's been 10 years since my good friend and musical mentor Johnny Nitro passed in Feb. 2011. Time flies fast and our paths weave in and out on our journey and I was thinking about how much the world has changed since 2011 and how I've been blessed to have known and performed with Johnny. Life continues on but we have our memories and I wanted to share this weeks thoughts with the remembrance of a good friend and incredible guitarist and musician. It was always an incredible experience, being up on stage performing with Johnny at the Saloon for a packed house with people dancing to roadhouse blues, and one I will cherish forever. Johnny taught me a lot about music, guitar, blues, performing, and life in general. He was definitely someone I believed and trusted and someone that gave me so much inspiration in my life! The last time I saw him, I had walked in the Saloon and he was up performing on stage and he saw me and called me up on stage and handed me his guitar and told me to take a solo right on the spot! That’s the kind of person he was, unselfish and full of life! We will always miss and remember you Johnny! Your friend, Andre DeVito RIP- Johnny T. Nitro- Bay Area Blues Guitarist and Friend 1952-2011 SF Gate Article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/20/BAN81HR1FE.DTL#ixzz1Ei6tmRFF Clip from 2009 performance- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynu3RmafYpg
Johnny Nitro and Andre at the Saloon in SF, North Beach If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, Thank You, that would suffice. - Meister Eckhart Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards. ~ Elbert Hubbard Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye. - Ouida
Johnny Nitro & Andre at Lou’s Pier 47, SF More articles on Johnny Nitro-
Article by Johnny Ace in the Golden Gate Blue Issue (See PDF Below)