JOHNNY EARTHQUAKE AND THE MOONDOGS

PERFORMANCE

SWAMP STAGE

SUNDAY, MAY 26TH

9:30PM – 11:00PM

After nearly a quarter century of making great music all over the South, the multi-award winning showband, Johnny Earthquake & The Moondogs of Natchitoches, Louisiana could rest on their laurels.  But that’s not what the Moondogs are about.

    The accolades have been many over the years, Battle of the Bands Champions, several “Best Of” designations including “Cenla’s Best Band”, and most recently receiving the “Best of the Best” wedding band national award two years running from “The Knot” wedding planning website.

    The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame has even awarded Johnny Earthquake with special recognition.

    Along the way, reviews by media, renowned musicians, and clients alike have been glowing.

    City Lights entertainment magazine described the Moondogs as “Quite simply Louisiana’s Best Showband.”   Portfolio entertainment  magazine said “No other Louisiana band can touch them!”   Rock Legend Eddie Money called them “The best Louisiana  Band in the World.” 

    Grammy winning David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer referred to the Moondogs as “My favorite band.”   Country music superstar Trace Adkins has declared “I LOVE THE MOONDOGS! THEY ROCK!”  and artists like Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Robert Plant of Zeppelin, Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, Jimmy Vaughn, and Delbert McClinton are on record expressing their desire to “Jam” with Johnny Earthquake & The Moondogs.

    The list of musicians who HAVE performed with the Moondogs is no less impressive.  They include Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Elvis Presley band leader, James Burton, along with other Elvis band members Estelle Brown and D.J. Fontana.

    Also, sharing the stage with the Moondogs have been Trombone Shorty, Rick Derringer, Sam the Sham, Steve Lukather of Toto, T. Graham Brown, Joe Stampley, Wayne Toups, Jo El Sonnier, Mitch Ryder, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, members of Eric Clapton’s, Rod Stewart’s, Michael Jackson’s and Janis Joplin’s bands, along with members of Chicago and The Doors.  The Moondogs still found time to go in the studio and record several critically acclaimed albums. Their songs have even been featured in Hollywood movies.

    Johnny Earthquake himself has performed with The Beach Boys, The Doobie Brothers, Percy Sledge, Badfinger, Mitch Ryder, Wayne Toups, and many other acts.  Johnny even has his own popular syndicated radio show, “Jammin’ with Johnny – The Johnny Earthquake Show” on 100.7 KZBL in Natchitoches and 99.9 KTEZ in Sabine Parish.

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