Expect a New CD Release for Early 2016


 Expect to see a new recording released soon From Bill Johnson. Recorded and produced by Joby Baker who also played drums, and featuring Darcy Philips Keys, David Vest Piano, Ross Hall Drums, and Rick Erickson Bass.

"This time round I had twenty songs written to draw from. We settled on 11 songs, and returned to Baker Studios where we recorded Still Blue in 2010. I 'm really happy with this disc. i feel i grew as a writer. I had lots to say I guess. I'm quite proud of it. While there's some very traditional ideas, i stretched out into places I've always wanted to go. I heard to a lot of pre war folk, and country blues, during the last ten years and noted how those artists drew inspiration from other popular styles of the day. This opened doors for me to try new ideas. So expect a few surprises."

So far the feedback from the musicians working on the project has been really satisfying. When the guys who are going to record the songs tell me they love the songs and are really into working on them, it's a great feeling. I respect these people a great deal. I know I've done my job when they're excited and inspired."


July 22, 2016 @03:08 pm
Jim Martens
Hi: I would love to get a vinyl copy of the new album. Meanwhile, Sarah French mentioned you might be willing to come on Blues in the Morning (CFUV) for an interview. I know you are busy and I have some degree of flexibility so if you could give me some dates I'll try to make one fit. The show is Fridays 9:00-11:00. 10:30 - 11:00 isnt that good because we have to do government mandated things and PSA etc and it gets a tad choppy. Let me know what works and congratulations on the new record. jim
February 29, 2016 @04:19 am
Steve Cagle
I'm a blues broadcaster at KVMR Community Radio in Nevada City, CA and I also compile the monthly Living Blues Top 25 Report. While going over our d.j.'s playlists for February I noticed someone had played "Another One" by you from the recent "Keeping the Blues Alive" sampler cd, which made me curious to find out what you've been doing lately. Please be sure to send a copy of the new album to KVMR when released (Attn:Sean Dooley, Music Director). We will definitely get it on the air and streaming! Hope it's a rousing success for you Bill.

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