The Jeremiah Johnson Band
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Born and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life. He began learning guitar at age 6, drawing inspiration from his rich St. Louis blues heritage and legendary guitarists, like Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton and Hank Williams Sr. and Jr. With these influences, Johnson began building his musical foundation.
After relocating to Houston, TX, in 1999, Johnson finished in first place for three consecutive years at the Houston Regional Blues Challenges, sponsored by the Houston Blues Society. Johnson returned to St. Louis in 2009, and merged Texas style with STL blues to create the unique sound you hear today. The 10 years Johnson lived and performed in Texas changed his musical style in ways you can still hear in his music today.
In 2011, Johnson was the proud winner of the St. Louis Blues Society IBC Challenge and went on to the semifinals to represent St. Louis in Memphis, TN. One year later, Sirius XM's B.B. King’s Bluesville picked up the Jeremiah Johnson Band, where they can be heard nationwide, and they have been playing his music ever since. You can also hear Jeremiah Johnson on Touch Tunes Jukeboxes in bars/clubs across the US and on radio stations around the world.
In September 2014, Johnson filmed his docu-concert, Ride the Blues, directed by Australian Producer/Director Gary Glenn, at the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Burlington, IA. The film is live music video about Johnson’s rise to prominence, featuring intimate interview segments, still photography, guitar solos and stunning vocals. Donations from concert attendees were generously given to the theater and to the National Blues Museum, connecting Johnson’s roles of musician and music advocate.
Grind, Johnson’s fifth CD, produced by Devon Allman, features Grammy award winner Yonrico Scott on drums. Grind has been featured on SiriusXM's B.B. King’s Bluesville, and on the international radio show “Confessing the Blues”, broadcasting on 50 stations in 10 countries worldwide. Grind reached the #8 slot on the Billboard Blues Charts the week of November 7th, 2015.
Johnson's sixth studio album, Blues Heart Attack, was released worldwide on July 22, 2016. This unique record is a blend of Johnson’s entire musical career. “It’s a combination of our earlier works, and then Grind,” he explained. “There’s horns and keyboard reminiscent of Brand Spankn’ Blues, but also some heavy guitar driven tracks. It’s the evolution of everything in a Blues Heart Attack.” Special guest performers include Tom ‘Papa’ Ray on harmonica, and Nathan Hershey on keys. Blues Heart Attack reached #5 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
March of 2018, Mike Zito will be producing Jeremiah Johnson's new CD release. The band is headed to Texas to MARZ Studio with more than two handfuls of killer new original rockin blues tunes and Mike Zito producing! Mike is currently nominated for Two BMA Awards! Mike has produced albums for Samantha Fish, Laurence Jones, Albert Castiglia and others. He tours extensively in the USA, Canada and Europe. He has been honored with multiple Blues Music Awards over the past 10 years.
On 8-24/18, STRAITJACKET, Johnson’s newest release produced by Mike Zito on RUF RECORDS debuted #1 on iTunes and #6 Billboard Blues Charts. The band is currently building off the early success of STRAITJACKET and working hard to bring the live show International!
Johnson performs with Benet Schaeffer (drums), Frank Bauer (sax & backing vocals), and Tom Maloney (bass/slide guitar), Tony Anthonis (bass) bringing the Jeremiah Johnson Band to its highest level to date. It's safe to say this is going to be a huge year for the band. 2018 is going to rock!
Chad Wesley is a Soul-Rock force like no other. After releasing his debut album 'The Liberation LP' in August of 2016, Wesley & his band have continued to perform on the Southeastern U.S. Club & Festival Circuit creating a near viral buzz that's spreading like a wildfire. After being recently acquired by Old Trace Records/Malaco Music Group, Wesley is preparing to release his major sophomore follow-up with growing national recognition in sight.
Popular with authentic music fans, Wesley's mix of traditional styles of Blues, Southern Rock, Country, Soul(and even Reggae) creates eclectic nostalgic vibes reminiscent of greats like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and Led Zeppelin. With soulful vocals and guitar playing that is a pure spectacle to witness, Chad Wesley is the next major American artist on the rise!
BAND MEMBERS INCLUDE:
Chad Wesley - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Bernard - Bass, backing vocals
Josh Arnold - Guitar, backing vocals
Maurice Gibson - Drums & Percussion
Will Brown - Keys & Synth
Ken Hart - Organ & Piano
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081