ACOUSTIC  FEST

 
FREE  CONCERT
WASHINGTON  PARK

DOWNTOWN  MANITOWOC, WI

 

JULY 21, 2012

John “Juke Joint” Filipek

12:00

Juke Joint started playing guitar at around the age of 7. At 8 he was playing guitar for a Polka/Wedding band. That lasted until he was about 12 at which time he started getting into rock. He played with a bunch of garage bands until he was 14 when he joined a band that actually had gigs. School proms, college parties, etc. At around this time he discovered the blues and knew that was what he wanted to play. Although being in Chicago,heI couldn't find like minded people, so, rock it was. He was in bands in Chicago throughout the 70's and 80's and played mostly Led Zeppelin, Rush, etc. but every once in a while he could sneak in a blues song like Crossroads or some Foghat. John moved to Wisconsin in 1996 and has been here ever since. He's been playing acoustic blues mostly since then. Now he just plays where people will let him.