Hard Pushin' Papa
Imagine Blind Lemon Jefferson met up with John Philip Sousa on his way to the Blue Note. Save yourself the trip to New Orleans, come out and enjoy the most unique musical experience Eastern Ontario has to offer. Down home toe tapping acoustic roots and blues music performed on TUBA, mandolin, slide guitar and drums. You do not want to miss this show - audiences at Kingston's Limestone City Blues Festival & Brockville's Busker's Festival where captivated by this exceptional blend of musical style and instrumentation. PAT JOHNSON on vocals, guitar and mandolin "Rather than sounding derivative Johnson seems to have something happening that's purely his own. If you like music that seems to have been conceived on a country front porch, this is for you." T. Bruce Wittet, Muzik Etc. "Pat Johnson knows a thing or two about style. The blues loving singer-songwriter from Brockville, ON has crafted an admiral debut ... clean finger-style guitar gives the bluesier material a Mississippi John Hurt sort of charm and his lyrics are humorous and entertaining. Would surely make even Taj Mahal crack a smile." Brent Hagerman, Exclaim! MATTHEW WILSON on TUBA!! holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music education and Performance and a Master of Music degree in Performance. Matt has played with the Canadian Brass, Utica Symphony Orchestra, the Catskills Brass, and the Orchestra of Northern New York among many other organizations. Glen Crotty on Drums has been performing in Eastern Ontario for more than two decades. Most notably he has worked with Jeff Callery & Runaway Train and Alexander's Big Time Band.