Son House’s “Grinnin’n in your face” played on one-string -diddley bow by Justin Johnson.
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Definitely feelin the luck o’ the Irish that this incredible handmade wood & ceramic diddley bow made the trip from Belfast on the shores of sunny Ireland, only to arrive here in Nashville on St Patrick’s Day!!
Just pulled ‘er out of the box to start slidin some “Grinnin in Your Face” on our front porch… Slainte!
Diddley Bow built by Andrew Cooke: http://andrewcooke.co/
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International touring and recording artist Justin Johnson has been hailed by Guitar World as a “must-see act”, dubbed “The Wizard” for his mastery of stringed instruments, and recognized as Slidestock International Slide Guitar Champion. He has earned endorsements from guitar builders around the world, published educational books on music theory and technique, and released a series of instructional DVDs.
Justin Johnson Highlights:
•Justin Johnson has toured the world as a performing musician throughout mainland Australia and Tasmania, Europe, The United Kingdom, and coast to coast in North America.
•Justin Johnson’s original song “Midnight at the Crossroads,” from his ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ double album, was licensed to Florentine Films for Ken Burns’ documentary film “Jackie Robinson,” due for release on PBS in April 2016.
•”In the Pines” from ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ was licensed to ad agency Wieden + Kennedy for the “Dodge Brothers” national ad campaign for Dodge Motor Company.
•”Grinnin in Your Face” from ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ is featured on NPR Back Porch Music’s “Best of Back Porch Music Vol. 18: Old Enough to Know Better” 2015 Compilation Album.
•Justin Johnson is founder of “Roots Music School” in Nashville, TN. Under this umbrella, he has released an Instructional Series currently consisting of 5 DVDs and a book on Roots Music technique and theory. As Roots Music School founder, Justin Johnson has partnered with educators across the country to develop Roots Music curriculum for schools.
•First Place winner of Slidestock International Slide Guitar Championship
•First Place winner of Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival Guitar Competition
Justin Johnson is famous over internet from his playing on unusual instruments not only didley bow but also 3-string shovel guitar. He have also great collection of cigar box guitars beautifully made which you can see on his other videos.