Our Story - New & Old Collide
"This band made my New Years Eve!" - Quint Davis - Founder NO Jazz & Heritage Fest
Powerful, heavy & bluesy ! People say it's the toughest sounding band around. The band with the original, reckless sound hails from New Orleans, LA. Johnny leads the ensemble and has racked up 13 records, countless festival appearances, over 35 European tours in 15 countries, a feature in a 2013 film as well as recording for the BBC in London, German National Radio in Bremen, and Belgian National Radio in Brussels.
"Almost sounding like no blues you've ever heard before !" - MidWestRecord Review
JMMBs music is a blend of new and old at the same time. Roots run deep as Johnny spent 16 years (and Smoke 6 years) at the blues' shrine "Babe's & Ricky's Inn" under the tutelage of Laura Mae "Mama" Gross. She taught them the only color that mattered was blue and encouraged them to develop their own, loose sound. The results are apparent at every show and every recording "Mama's Boys" make.
"Mama's Boys? They play like sons of Mike Tyson" - OC Weekly
Johnny & Smoke featured in film "Babe's & Ricky's Inn"
1997 - "Round Wound" - Full CD
1999 - "6x4" - Ep CD
2000 - "Pretty Good" - Ep CD
2000 - "Pretty Good" - Full CD
2001 - "PinchThat Snake" - Full CD
2003 - "Chicken & Waffles" - Full CD
2004 - "Black CD" - Full CD
2005 - "Black CD" - Nugene European Release
2007 - "Take Me to Your Maker" - Full Nugene CD
2008 - "Live at BBC" - Ep Unreleased
2009 - "Captain Trappiste Vol. 1" - Ep CD
2009 - "Beautiful Chaos" - Full CD
2011 - "Beautiful Chaos" - Rip Cat Records Release
2012 - "Luke's Dream" - Full Rip Cat Records CD
2015 - "Never Trust the Living" - Full CSB/Roxy Music CD
2016 - "Captain Trappiste Vol. 2 - Live Bootleg : Boogie in Bremen" Full CD