Band Biography

Artist Information

The Band:
Johnny Ray Light - Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting
Jack Russell - Drums, Vocals
Ron Dameron - Bass, Vocals
Various Artists on Harmonica, Horns, Guitars, Vocals, & Keyboards.

Planet Full Of Blues - is a modern electric blues band based on the southeast coast of Virginia.  Planet Full Of Blues was formed in 2008 by founding members Johnny Ray Light and Brock Howe (2008-2015).  Although the band has performed regularly as a 5-piece band to include a horn section, the band’s current lineup includes core members Johnny Ray Light (guitar, vocals, and songwriting), Jack Russell (drums, and vocals), and Ron Dameron (bass and vocals). The name for the band is actually the title track of their successful self-titled debut album. The debut album featured 11 all original tracks written by Light.  In fact, the title track off of the Virginia based power trio’s first release was listed on the national Roots Music Report—Roots Blues chart as one of the top 50 blues songs in the nation for 36 weeks throughout 2008—2009.

Additionally, the band’s first album received strong international airplay as well, resulting in multiple offers to perform overseas.  In June 2009, the band performed as a co-headliner at the Blues Stock Blues Festival in Belgrade, Serbia. Recently, Planet Full Of Blues worked with multi-Grammy award winning producer/engineer Jim Gaines to produce their latest studio album called “Hard Landing.” Like their debut release, Hard Landing features 11 all original tracks written by Light and Howe. Since the release of “Hard Landing” in May 2014, cuts from the new album have received significant airplay around the world. In fact, two cuts from Hard Landing have once again made the national Roots Music Report, as well as the Hit Tracks Top 100 list.

In 2014, the band raised the bar with their new album, Hard Landing, by en-listing multi-Grammy award winning producer/engineer Jim Gaines. Gaines’ artful influence is felt throughout the 11 original tracks bringing out the best of the band’s unique blend of guitar-driven blues-rock. Simply put, Gaines did an amazing job at capturing and conveying the emotion that was experienced during the Hard Landing sessions. Similar to the band's first release, Hard Landing received significant world-wide airplay, resulting in two cuts off of the album making the national Roots Music Report - Roots Blues Chart top 50 list.   

Of Note: 

* Co-headliner at Blues Stock Blues Festival June 27, 2009. Belgrade, Serbia

* 2009 Blues At The Beach - Annual Blues Festival. Virginia Beach, VA

* Oceanview Crab & Seafood Festival - Norfolk, VA

* Blue Mondays – Natchel Blues Network - Virginia Beach, VA

* Host Band for multiple Natchel Blues Network fundraisers - Norfolk, VA

* Host Band for multiple River City Blues Society fundraisers- Richmond, VA

* Concert On The Green – County Parks & Recreation- Gloucester, VA

* Hampton Bay Days Festival - Hampton, VA

* Oyster Point Mid-Week - Multiple Performances – Newport News, VA

* Cajun Seafood Festival & Bayou Boogaloo - Norfolk, VA

* Opening act for Steppenwolf - Hampton Bay Days Festival - Hampton, VA

* Urbanna Oyster Festival – Urbanna, VA

* Opening act for The Outlaws - Hampton Bay Days Festival - Hampton, VA

Live Performances (Since 2008):

May 31, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 8, 2008 1:00 PM The Capital Ale House Richmond, VA
Jun 18, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 20, 2008 5:00 PM Capital Ale House Richmond, VA
Jun 21, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 24, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 30, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 5, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 6, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 7, 2008 8:00 PM Natchel Blues Network Blue Mondays Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 19, 2008 3:00 PM Oceanview Crab & Seafood Festival Norfolk, VA
Jul 24, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 29, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 3, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 7, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 12, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 16, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 17, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 18, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 21, 2008 7:30 PM Beach Street USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 23, 2008 7:00 PM Bleu Bistro Richmond, VA
Sep 7, 2008 3:00 PM Concert on the Green Gloucester, VA
Sep 21, 2008 3:00 PM Concert On The Green Gloucester, VA
Sep 26, 2008 9:00 PM Grandpa Eddie's Richmond, VA
Dec 19, 2008 9:00 PM The Blues Place Colonial Heights, VA
Jan 21, 2009 7:00 PM The Bleu Bistro Richmond, VA
Jan 28, 2009 7:00 PM The Bleu Bistro Richmond, VA
Jan 30, 2009 9:00 PM Stratford Grill Richmond, VA
Feb 13, 2009 8:30 PM Mugzy's Grill Hampton, VA
Feb 27, 2009 8:30 PM The Blues Place Colonial Heights, VA
Mar 21, 2009 9:30 PM Schooner's Newport News, VA
Mar 28, 2009 12:00 PM Daffodil Festival Gloucester, VA
Apr 10, 2009 5:00 PM Capital Ale House Richmond, VA
May 8, 2009 9:30 PM Goodfellas Hampton, VA
May 15, 2009 8:00 PM BeachStreet USA - 17th Street Stage, Virginia Beach, VA
May 16, 2009 5:00 PM Party on the Pond Gloucester, VA
Jun 5, 2009 6:00 PM Summerfest Concert Series, Hampton, VA
Jun 6, 2009 9:00 PM Goodfellas Hampton, VA
Jun 13, 2009 8:00 PM BeachStreet USA - 17th Street Stage Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 20, 2009 7:30 PM BeachStreet USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 27, 2009 TBA BlueStock Festival 2009 Belgrade, Serbia
Jul 10, 2009 6:00 PM Summerfest Concert Series - Ft. Monroe, Va
Jul 18, 2009 7:30 PM BeachStreet USA Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 25, 2009 7:30 PM BeachStreet USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 1, 2009 7:30 PM BeachStreet USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 8, 2009 7:30 PM BeachStreet USA Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 9, 2009 4:00 PM Mojo Bones Norfolk - Ocean View, VA
Aug 22, 2009 9:00 PM Schooner's Newport News, VA
Aug 29, 2009 7:30 PM BeachStreet USA Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 5, 2009 9:00 PM JM Randall's Williamsburg, VA
Sep 12, 2009 1:45 PM "Blues At The Beach" Festival Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 26, 2009 9:00 PM Schooner's Newport News, VA
Oct 9, 2009 9:00 PM Mojo Bones Norfolk - Ocean View, VA
Oct 16, 2009 9:00 PM Goodfellas Hampton, VA
Nov 7, 2009 9:00 PM Schooner's Newport News, VA
Nov 13, 2009 9:00 PM Goodfellas Hampton, VA
Dec 12, 2009 9:00 PM Schooner's Newport News, VA
Jan 9, 2010 9:00 PM Schooner's Newport News, VA
Jan 30, 2010 9:00 PM JM Randall's Williamsburg, VA
Feb 12, 2010 9:00 PM Schooner's Newport News, VA
Mar 27, 2010 TBA 2010 Daffodil Festival Gloucester, VA
Apr 23, 2010 8:30 PM Mojo Bones Norfolk, VA
Apr 30, 2010 8:00 PM The Sportsman Richmond, VA
May 7, 2010 5:00 PM Capital Ale House Richmond, VA
May 8, 2010 TBA Brews 'N Blues Gloucester, VA
May 22, 2010 8:00 PM 1st Annual Phoebus Rock-n-Blues Fest - Phoebus American Legion Hampton, VA
Jun 4, 2010 6:00 PM Summerfest Concert Series Hampton, VA
Jun 12, 2010 8:00 PM Beach Street USA Concert Series Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 18, 2010 8:30 PM Mojo Bones Norfolk, VA
Jul 4, 2010 6:00 PM July 4th Celebration at Gloucester Point Beach Park Gloucester, VA
Jul 9, 2010 6:00 PM Summerfest Concert Series Hampton, VA
Aug 4, 2010 6:30 PM Port Warwick Concert Series Newport News, VA
Aug 13, 2010 6:00 PM Summerfest Concert Series Hampton, VA
Aug 26, 2010 8:00 PM Blues On The Boardwalk Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 3, 2010 8:30 PM Mojo Bones Norfolk/Oceanview, VA
Oct 9, 2010 11:00 AM Blues 'N Brews on Main Gloucester, VA
Dec 10, 2010 8:30 PM Mojo Bones Norfolk/Oceanview, VA
Mar 11, 2011 6:00 PM Gloucester Arts On Main Gloucester, VA
Mar 25, 2011 5:00 PM Capital Ale House Richmond, VA
Mar 26, 2011 12:00 PM 2011 Daffodil Festival Gloucester, VA
Apr 2, 2011 12:00 PM James River Cellars Glen Allen, VA
May 21, 2011 9:00 PM Corner Pocket Williamsburg, VA
May 27, 2011 8:30 PM Mojo Bones Norfolk/Oceanview, VA
Jun 11, 2011 9:00 PM Corner Pocket Williamsburg, VA
Jun 17, 2011 6:00 PM Summerfest Hampton, VA
Jun 25, 2011 2:00 PM 3rd Annual Kilmarnock Farmer's Market Wine Festival Kilmarnock, VA
Jul 2, 2011 10:00 PM Kelly's Gingernut Pub Cape Charles, VA
Jul 8, 2011 5:30 PM Fridays at the Fountain City Center, Newport News, VA
Jul 15, 2011 6:00 PM GMHS Woofstock 2011 Gloucester, VA
Jul 23, 2011 9:00 PM Corner Pocket Williamsburg, VA
Aug 5, 2011 8:00 PM The White Dog Inn Mathews, VA
Aug 6, 2011 9:30 PM O'Sullivans Wharf Norfolk, VA
Aug 12, 2011 6:00 PM Summerfest Hampton, VA
Sep 2, 2011 8:00 PM The White Dog Inn Mathews, VA
Sep 4, 2011 10:00 PM Kelly's Gingernut Pub Cape Charles, VA
Sep 17, 2011 9:30 PM O'Sullivans Wharf Norfolk, VA
Oct 8, 2011 11:00 AM Main Street Blues 'N Brews Gloucester, VA
Dec 31, 2011 7:00 PM First Night Williamsburg, VA
Mar 31, 2012 12:00 PM April Fools Wine Festival - James River Cellars Glen Allen, VA
May 5, 2012 4:00 PM Concerts on the Green - Gloucester Courthouse Circle Gloucester, VA
May 11, 2012 8:00 PM The White Dog Inn Mathews, VA
May 27, 2012 10:00 PM Kelly's Gingernut Pub Cape Charles, VA
Jun 15, 2012 9:00 AM Live on "Virginia This Morning." WTVR-TV 6, CBS Richmond, VA
Jun 15, 2012 5:00 PM Capital Ale House Richmond, VA
Jun 16, 2012 5:00 PM GMHS Woofstock 2012 Gloucester, VA
Jun 23, 2012 11:00 AM 4th Annual Kilmarnock Farmer's Market Wine Festival Kilmarnock, VA
Jun 29, 2012 8:00 PM The White Dog Inn Mathews, VA
Jul 4, 2012 6:00 PM July 4th Celebration - Gloucester Point Beach Park Gloucester Point, VA
Oct 6, 2012 11:00 AM Main Street Blues N Brews Gloucester, VA

PFOB on the Radio

WHRV-FM – Norfolk, VA – “Shot Of the Blues” & “Out Of The Box”

Live 365.com (USA) & Shoutcast (UK) - USA & Paris, France – “Midnight Special Blues”

Radio Holstebro, 97.4 - Denmark

Javeriana Estereo 91.9 FM - Bogota, Columbia

"Boom Boom" Blues Rock Radio Show, VFM RADIO 91.6 MHz - Vinkovci, Croatia.

WGLT Radio - Illinois State University

"Nothing But The Blues", www.topblues.com

NewOrleansRadio.com - Lagniappe.la

"Out O' The Blue Radio Review" - WCVE, Richmond, VA

KOQX Internet Radio

iRADIO LA – INDIE-104

94.1 FM – Skopje, Macedonia – “Mojo Blues”

Blues Radio UK - www.bluesradio.co.uk

FM Radio in France:

BEAUB FM 89
KAOLIN FM 88.4
RMJ FM 90.1
RADIO VASSIVIERE 88.6 & 92.3
BRAM' FM 98.3
RADIO TROUBLE FETE 95.4
BRENIGES FM 95.6

"Blues Train FM" - The Netherlands

"Bluestimen" - Radio Ung, Kristiansand, Norway
Air: FM 106.9 - Web: http://www.radioung.no/

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