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.
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A complete anomaly to the modern music scene, Johnson has forged an iron-clad name for himself and developed a worldwide fanbase, all as an independent artist, with no label or industry support whatsoever.
Armed with nothing more than his own signature sound and a desire to connect every day with fans of that sound, Justin has created a Social Media following of well over a million fans.
After touring non-stop for 5 years, playing shows every night of the week, for audiences from 10 to 10,000, and venues from rural dive bars to international festival stages, Johnson sprouted roots in Nashville, TN, and immediately found himself absorbed into the beating heart of Music City, as an in-demand session player, and also frequently collaborating, co-writing songs with, and co-producing albums with country music royalty, John Carter Cash, who has named Johnson as one of his favorite current artists.
With his ability to shine in virtually any genre, Justin has shared a stage with a mind-blowing range of musicians, including Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Victor Wooten, Jamey Johnson, The Allman Brothers, Bootsy Collins, Stevie Wonder, Will Lee, and more.
Always innovating and following his own sound while taking inspiration from the past, Justin Johnson blurs the lines between the traditional and the cutting edge, taking current day music back to its roots while blazing new sonic frontiers. (source: www.justinjohnsonlive.com)
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