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Johnny Azari was born in Shiraz, a city known for wine, poetry, opium, and revolution. At a year old, he was relocated to a city known as New York; noted for grit, madness, money, and proliferation, where he was raised. When Johnny isn't on tour, he lives in New Orleans attempting to abort his liver like a stillborn. These things have no influence on him whatsoever
Johnny Azari (New Orleans ) plays his own mutant form of the Mississippi Delta-Blues. His live shows blend music with storytelling and comedy. Azari has been on national tour since 2013 and is recording his fourth LP, "Songs From A Motel Room," exclusively in motels during his 2015 tour. Azari has scored film (“Illusions & Mirrors,” starring Natalie Portman), served as guest lecturer and performer at Brown University and seen two of his videos, “Occupation Blues” and “Freedom Glory Be Our Name” gain viral success.