John Mooney's unique style of playing traditional blues incorporates an almost savage energy enthusiasm and sensitivity for the music he performs. There are many men who try to play in the grand blues tradition, but few of them anywhere can match his startling intensity. A forceful musician, Mooney is also a commanding vocalist, a singer of liquid subtlety and big hearted tones. On stage he is vibrant, dynamic, almost frenetic. Off stage he is easygoing, mild mannered, almost shy.