We’re excited to announce we’ll be offering live music at The Grumpy Troll! Join us every Sunday as we feature local artists upstairs in The Pizzeria.
A career musician for 35 years and then some, Johnny Chimes is one of the most versatile blues musicians in the Midwest. While he is located in Madison, WI, his pumping left hand might as well reside in Louisiana. With influences ranging from Leon Russell and Mose Allison, to Dr. John and Professor Longhair, he is a jambalaya of boogie-woogie piano, finger-style guitar, and sweet southern soul laced vocals. Disciples of vintage piano know him primarily for his prowess on the ivories. But Chimes is an accomplished songwriter as well, and seamlessly weaves his original compositions into a set along with New Orleans and blues standards. Equally comfortable behind a piano in a smoke filled corner bar as he is on stage in front of thousands, Chimes has the retro cool vibe to make the whiskey taste better, and to make your problems seem like one good blues song away from vanishing into the night. Instantly transporting his audience into the heart of Bourbon Street, Chimes (either as a solo piano act, or with his Natch’l Blues Band) has the ability to kick up a good old fashioned Louisiana get down in just about any situation. His groove is deep and infectious, and guarantees to move the feet to match the beat.