Sonny Moorman

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Sonny Moorman
Birth name Cyril Moorman
Born Ohio, United States
Genres Blues
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Years active 1975–present

Cyril "Sonny" Moorman (born 1955) is an American power blues guitarist. His style is sometimes compared to that of the Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Lonnie Mack, Gov't Mule, and occasionally Warren Haynes.[citation needed] Moorman's parents owned a nightclub called the "Half-Way Inn" located half way between Hamilton, Ohio and Middletown, Ohio on Ohio State Route 4 where he was able to watch musicians who played there, such as Lonnie Mack, from an early age. Moorman attended Michigan State University and also graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. He also owned a music lesson studio in Fairfield, Ohio called Rock School, and now offers guitar lessons out of 3rd Street Music in Hamilton, Ohio. He has been a member of Warren Zevon's touring band and the Tomcats with members of Sly and the Family Stone.[1] One of his signature tunes is his cover of Lonnie Mack's Cincinnati Jail. Moorman sometimes plays a Jamon Zeiler crafted Acoustic guitar and a 2004 model Gibson Flying V Reissue. On some tunes Sonny plays Slide guitar either upright or laptop. The band has opened for Johnny Winter in 2012.

Band members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Greg Day, drums and vocals
  • Danny Paul, bass guitar and vocals
  • Jeff Wilson, drums and vocals
  • Red MacCormack, drums
  • Elmer Monk, drums
  • Gus Delao, drums
  • Brian Sergi, drums
  • Jimmy McNeely, drums
  • Joe Clooney, drums and vocals
  • Jamie Combs, drums and vocals
  • "Bad Bob" Logsdon, bass guitar and vocals
  • Denny Hymer, bass guitar and vocals
  • Willy D – bass guitar and Vocals
  • Nick Giese – bass guitar
  • Jared Manker – bass guitar
  • Mike Willis – bass guitar and vocals
  • Raiford Faircloth- bass, guitar, and vocals
  • Mark Hoffman – Bass Guitar
  • Chris Perreault -- bass
  • Dave Fair -- drums

Current members[edit]

Moorman currently does solo acoustic performances and he also makes several appearances a week with his trio, the Sonny Moorman Group. They are:

  • Sonny Moorman, guitar and vocals
  • Marty Horst, bass guitar
  • Mark Dudderar, drums and percussion and vocals



  1. ^ Skelly, Richard. "Sonny Moorman". Allmusic. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 

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