Picking up where we left off …
… The Moondogs are particularly popular with Mardi Gras Krewes, annually playing balls and parties across the South.
In addition to the band’s Hall of Fame induction, Harrington has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Hall of Master Folk Artists.
Johnny Earthquake and The Moondogs’ travels and notoriety have given them the opportunity to perform with some of the some of the luminaries in the music business, people like: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers James Burton and D. J. Fontana, along with Estelle Brown, all members of Elvis Presley’s band, Rick Derringer, Grammy winner Wayne Toups, Grammy winner Jo-El Sonnier, Joe Stampley, Sam the Sham, Mitch Ryder, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Trombone Shorty and many, many more.
Johnny Earthquake has performed as a guest artist with The Beach Boys, The Doobie Brothers, Percy Sledge, Badfinger, and many others.
The band even has its own radio show! Harrington is the host of the syndicated and popular “Jammin’ with Johnny — The Johnny Earthquake Show” which is the only radio show in north Louisiana to regularly feature live and recorded local and area music.
One of the band’s proudest accomplishments is their charity work, using their talents to raise money and awareness for various worthy causes. Harrington figures there is no band in Louisiana that has played more charity gigs and raised more money for charitable causes than The Moondogs.
When he was asked how much longer he thought that The Moondogs would keep playing “The Stuff That Screams Are Made Of,”Harrington laughed and said: “I’ll give you the same answer that we give when people ask us at a concert or event what time we will stop playing. We always tell them that we will continue to play till the police make us quit.”
When Harrington was then asked whether the authorities had ever had to intervene to stop a Moondog performance, Harrington simply smiled again, winked, shrugged his shoulders and said: “I’ll never tell, you’ll just have to come out to a show to find out for yourself.” You can check out Johnny Earthquake and The Moondogs at their website: www.themoondogs.com or go to their Facebook page.