Hailed by Guitar World as a must see act and dubbed “The Wizard” for his mastery of stringed instruments, Justin Johnson has earned many accolades including a 1st place win in the Slidestock International Slide Guitar Competition. His outstanding virtuosity has earned him endorsements from multiple guitar builders, including East Virginia Guitars, Madurobob’s Luthiery, Cigtone Cigar Box Guitars, Nickel Cigar Box Guitars, Saner Cigar Box Guitars, Cap'n Ron's Lobos, MadCap Instruments, and Mojobone Works Guitar Slides. Justin is also one of a select few guitarists that have been hand-picked to perform for the Woodstock International Luthiers' Showcase, highlighting the work of many of the finest acoustic guitar builders in the world.
Justin Johnson is one of the premier cigar box guitar performers playing today, highlighting the traditional American Roots instrument in a way that honors the history of the instrument while innovating new approaches by incorporating modern technology. Justin expertly builds layers of music to create a full-band show as a soloist, incorporating up to a dozen stringed instruments including one-string diddley bows, acoustic and electric 6-string guitars, 12-string guitar, cigar box guitars, resonators, mandolin, percussion, and even an antique ironing board lap steel!
Promo video clip: http://youtu.be/ce2j0m5JeMk
FOX 8 "Roy's Folks" Interview: http://myfox8.com/2013/02/13/roys-folks-guitar-man-justin-johnson/
Extended Performance Outtake from Interview: http://vimeo.com/5909
Website: www.JustinJohnsonLive.com [+]
Genre(s)Blues, Jazz, Roots Music
AddressChapel Hill, NC, 27516, USA
Original, "Blue Plate Special"
Original, "Omid's Dance"
Original, "The Farmer's Wife"