Is Pat’s debut release and features 11 original songs ranging in style from the Classic Piedmont single entendre blues of “Stinky Woman Blues” (yes it’s a love song), the angry hillbilly reggae of “26 Years” and a beatnik gumshoe groove on “Pocket Full Of Dirt”. A healthy personal vibe was created by enlisting only great friends and great musicians such as; Rob Joanisse (Bran Van 3000), Guy Kay (Luba, Cirque du Soleil), Chris DeZordo (Producer, Veronica Speedwell) and Matthew “Tuba” Wilson.
“Rather than sounding derivative Johnson seems to have something happening that’s purely his own. If you like music that seems to have been conceived on a country front porch, this is for you.”
T. Bruce Wittet, Muzik Etc.
Pat Johnson knows a thing or two about style. The blues loving singer-songwriter from Brockville, ON has crafted an admiral debut … clean finger-style guitar gives the bluesier material a Mississippi John Hurt sort of charm and his lyrics are humorous and entertaining. Would surely make even Taj Mahal crack a smile.
Brent Hagerman, Exclaim!