This year, John headlined the "International Children's Heart Foundation" annual fundraiser on June 6, 2015 in Memphis, TN. (Click here to witness the wonderful work that they do!) [link] A great time was had by all, and monies raised went to a great cause.
Anyone who follows John knows that he is a CHD (Congenitial Heart Defect) survivor. John was born with 'Co-arctation of the Aorta", a condition that caused John to literally be born blue and on deaths door for the first 9 years of his life. The International Children's Heart Foundation" flies surgical teams around the world to perform corrective heart surgery on infants and children born with heart defects. Since their inception, they have performed in excess of 7,000 life-saving surgeries. John is a big supporter of this organization and has pledged a portion of the sales of his new CD to be donated to the ICHF.
John's new CD "Born Blue-The Sun Sessions" was recorded at the world famous "Sun Studios" in Memphis. The music on "Born Blue" touches on all the different styles and mutations that blues rock has endured through the years. This album, like the genre, is a true American Classic.john d'amato Tour Dates