performance styles


Straight forward musical sets comprised of original historical songs about people and events from the Great State of Ohio.


All songs are original and written and arranged by Jonny.


During this program Jonny Ohio typically performs for 30 to 60 minutes.

Story telling presentation that combines the crafts

of writing and voice-acting with the arts of musical performance and song writing.

Jonny Ohio uses this program to share the fascinating tales of frontier warfare in early Ohio history. It is a song-filled educational program centered around the events of the early Ohio Indian Wars.

This program typically runs 45 to 60 minutes and is designed for a captured crowd, such as libraries, schools and local historical events.


2018 Program

1782: The Year of Blood

The Ohio country has been at war for years leading

up to events of 1782.  Tensions between the tribes of

the territory and settlers of Virginia and Pennsylvania

finally reached a breaking point when one of the greatest

atrocities to ever occur on American soil was committed.

Soon after, the execution of one of our young nation's top military commanders would horrify the Ohio frontier.

This is the story of the Gnadenhutten Massacre and the

torture and execution of Colonel William Crawford.


in addition to playing a variety of original music at Ohio festivals and other musical venues, Jonny Ohio captures audiences with his historical programs at such places like Malabar Farm's Heritage Days, Gnadenhutten Pioneer Days and Lowe-Volk Park's annual Living History, to name a few.

Malabar Farm's 39th annual Heritage Days

For the second year in a row, Jonny Ohio plays his hometown annual festival - The Malabarm Farm & State Park Ohio Heritage Days Festival.


The event is held in September and is one of the largest living history and craft festivals in Ohio.  Jonny has attended this event almost every year of his life...