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Johanna Wild was a Boston based band that enjoyed a large following during its tenure in Rhode Island. Their early success was due to promotional practices such as self promotion, self marketing and self management by the band and their manager Andrew Hooker. The most successful Johanna Wild lineup was: Jeff Linscot [guitar],  Derek Blevins [drums],  Troy Douglas Sutler III [bass],  and Jon Butcher [guitar and vocals]. Their most popular song, "Suzanne" attained regular airplay at local radio stations like WBCN. Johanna Wild's chemistry influenced much of the Boston music scene of the 1970s.

DATE VENUE MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
                 
May 26, 1905 Palace Concert Theater, Providence   Johanna Wild       YES  
                 
May 17, 1975 Tolman High School, Pawtucket Johanna Wild            
                 
May 18, 1975 Stepping Stone Ranch, Escoheag, RI Guess Who Duke & The Drivers Johanna Wild YES      
                 
June 21, 1975 Barrington Hign School Johanna Wild Blue Heaven     YES    
                 
May 28, 1905 Rocky Point Palladium, Warwick Johanna Wild            
                 
August 23, 1975 McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket Johanna Wild Reddy Teddy Crown Ridge   YES    
                 
September 13, 1975 Palace Concert Theater, Providence Average White Band Johanna Wild   YES YES   Recorded
                 
May 28, 1976 P.A.C.C. Johanna Wild       YES    
                 
September 5, 1977 Pawtucket Armory Orphun Annie Johanna Wild     YES    

 

photos and ticket stubs courtesy of Paul Fernandes

       

  

         

        

photos courtesy of Bob Morrissey

 

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