Tenor saxophonist and New Orleans local Johnny Pennino was raised near legendary Bourbon Road and started to play music when he was five years of age. Later he advanced to playing the sax at regional teenager dances. Pennino offers accompanied several prominent performers who hail from his house condition of Louisiana. He performed his wailing sax with performers such as for example Joe Barry, Ernie K-Doe, Benny Spellman, Bobby Mitchell, the Dixie Mugs, Teacher Longhair, Barbara George, Al Hirt, the Tick Tocks, and Frankie Ford, among additional Louisianians. He also used such out-of-staters as Dion as well as the Belmonts and Freddy Fender. The Louisiana Music Hall of Popularity offers inducted Pennino into its rates.