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Blues: Guitar Blues Blues: Rockin' Blues Country: Country Blues Moods: Type: Acoustic Moods: Mood: Fun

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Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson has worked in the Canadian music industry since the age of 14. Beginning to play at age 9, he’s now considered a master guitarist with a unique blues voice, and now an exceptional writer. Bill has developed his own brand of soul-thumping blues while living on Vancouver Island. At first his guitar caught the ear of many great band leaders. As a sideman Bill has played in the bands of the very most respected blues artists including Hubert Sumlin, Cash McCall, Son Seals, Donald Ray Johnson, and Rita Chiarelli, just to name a few. When the opportunity came along to start his own group in 1993. The Bill Johnson Band's first show was to open for blues legend Otis Rush for a main stage festival event. The band received such high praise after the event in the local news paper they became an instant success in BC’s Capital. Whether solo, or performing with a band, playing traditionaly or with a slide, his ability to create beautiful tones and his passion for the blues is instantly apparent. A Juno nomination in 2012, and four Maple Blues award nominations have earned him a lasting place among the countries top blues artists. In 2016 Bill, now 52, released Cold Outside. That CD so far has reached the position of #2 on the Canadian comunity and college radio charts. With passionate reviews, it’s also finding airplay around the world. His belief that the blues can still be relevant in everyones lives, leaves the cotton fields behind and tackles many modern subjects with compassion and humour. From country blues to a blast of electrified energy, his show is not to be missed. With every new town and performance also comes many new and, dedicated fans.