Until You Get There
Johnny P. Johnson
reviewed by R. Doull
After an early start in music Johnson took time out to raise a family. Originally from Saskatchewan he now lives near Castlegar where he and his wife operate a small organic farm. In 2005 he relaunched his career as a solo artist recording and independently co-producing a folk-roots album, Prairie Roots Grow Deep. That album received a nomination for Roots Album of the Year at the 2006 BC Country Music Association Awards. Now describing his music as ranch rock his new album Until You Get There is a firm attempt at a big country sound. The recording is produced by Tom McKillip who is generally considered to be one of the most talented producers on the Canadian Country Music scene. McKillip works from the Studio Downe Under in Abbotsford. All of the backing musicians on this CD are from the studio with the exception of Johnson’s son Javan who plays fiddle and violin. Johnson has lots of energy. Eleven songs written by Johnson and a cover of Ian Tyson’s Summer Wages.
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