The Jonny Monster Band is a rock n’ blues power trio from New Paltz, NY. Featuring Jonny Monster on guitar & vocals, Pete Newman on bass, and Roger LaRochelle on drums. Known for their fast take on the blues they are the newest addition to the Cracker Swamp Productions family out of Orlando, FL. The release of their debut album in January of 2011 and their freshly pressed split record with deep roots blues player Husky Burnette has marked them a staple in the blues scene of their area and others. The band’s fresh take on rock n’ blues has been heard at such memorable shows & events as The Rosendale Street Festival 2008/2011, 2011/2012 Blues Brews and BBQ and The Stepping Stone Bluesfestival in Havre De Grace, MD. They have had the pleasure of opening for Jefferson Starship and the legendary guitarist Johnny Winter at The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY as well as headlining their own shows at such places as The Bitter End, and Arlene’s Grocery, New York, NY, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY, The Oneonta Theater, Oneonta, NY, and The Beale St Taproom, Memphis, TN. Jonny Monster’s high-energy aggressive guitar style captivates audiences and puts the band at the head of the future of rock n’ blues music as well as making them a must see live act. The new record is called "Bad Times Before" and is due to be released on October 5th.