Mitchell is from Southern California where he had a full time career as a performing and recording musician. He played professionally with members of Survivor, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Montrose, Lionel Richie, Kiss, Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Rick Springfield, and other names you’d recognize. Mitchell has played private events, recording sessions, night clubs, weddings, corporate events, charity events and just about everyplace you can imagine. He played for an audience of championship horses in Colorado, twice (seriously). Mitchell proudly plays Carruthers basses.
In the early 70's Johnny B. became a member of the Orange County Circuit Band “Shakee Jake.” He then moved on to join the C.B.S. Recording Band “Streek.” which had hits on the famous Billboard Charts during 1979 to 1980. In 1980's he played with “The TelStars,”
During the 1990's and 2000's he played and sang with Donny Simmons (Lead Guitar) and Mark Fry (Bass) of “Wicked World” - “MO50” (Musicians over 50) - “The Tracy G. Group”.