Scott Albert Johnson

Going Somewhere - “Scott Albert Johnson manhandles his harmonica with a master’s flair. He is a triple-threat artist who can sing, write and blow his emotions clear on out of his harmonica like nobody’s business.” [Goldmine]

ORDER LINKS

Bandcamp (CD or digital download): https://scottalbertjohnson.bandcamp.com/album/going-somewhere

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 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/going-somewhere/id989644112

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Going-Somewhere-Scott-Albert-Johnson/dp/B00X92QPZU

Louisiana Music Factory (CDs only): http://www.louisianamusicfactory.com/shop/compact-disc/scott-albert-johnson-going-somewhere/

“Scott Albert Johnson manhandles his harmonica with a master’s flair. He is a triple-threat artist who can sing, write and blow his emotions clear on out of his harmonica like nobody’s business.” [Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine]

“Scott Albert Johnson is a great songwriter. He writes about man's journey: who we are, where we stand and where our lives take us. His musings about life are cast in clever melodies, sung by a voice that seemingly knows no limitations. He is extremely versatile on the harmonica… sometimes you hear the influence of Toots Thielemans, then Howard Levy, and then Stevie Wonder. Johnson has made another excellent record.” Rootstime [Belgium]

 

"There are harmonica players and then there is Scott Albert Johnson...one of the best harp players in the world." 

Cashbox Music Reviews

“Scott Albert Johnson’s songs cover a kaleidoscopic range of life experiences, inner imaginings, and song styles. It’s as if he found the vestal harmonica that fell from the sky and, without any prior context, discovered his own, singular language in which to relate to and summon song from this object that somehow fell from the heavens. The joy and wonder in which he encounters this celestial object, and arranges the sounds and silences of this newfound world are, in a word, profound… Experience the joy and wonder of it … this is a ride worth taking, folks.”

 

Paul Messinger, Harmonica Happenings (the official magazine of the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica)

 

Going Somewhere is the most original and compelling take on rock harmonica that I’ve heard in years.  You should go out and buy it right now.”

 

Richard Hunter, author of Jazz Harp (the original instructional book on jazz harmonica), hunterharp.com

With his latest release, Going Somewhere, Scott Albert Johnson’s songs evoke a common theme of “going somewhere” – or not – as individuals, partners, nations, or as a common species.  This album is Johnson's follow-up to his 2007 release Umbrella Man.

“If I Only Knew the Words” deals with songwriting and communication in relationships, and how they can both be stymied despite the best of intentions.  “All” takes on the modern dead-end obsession with acquiring more and more “stuff.”  “Jailbird” is the tale of a lifetime convict who’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. One of two covers on the album is Peter Gabriel’s “I Don’t Remember,” an account of interrogation and surveillance that remains as relevant today as it was during the Cold War.  “Simply Human” addresses the emergence of artificial intelligence and the ever-grayer divide between machine and man.  Fragments” – the album’s final track featuring only piano, harmonica and vocal – explores humanity’s place in the universe.

The album’s musical personnel includes some of Mississippi’s finest musicians, as well as New Orleans funk stalwarts Robert Mercurio and Jeff Raines (from GALACTIC) on the title track.  

Johnson, who has spent much of the seven years since his debut release helping his wife to raise their three children, is excited about this next step in his musical evolution.  He expresses gratitude for the ability to make music.  

“I believe that the art of making music and writing songs, as well as the appreciation and sharing of this music, is one of the most powerful links to our common humanity.  It’s the sonic manifestation of joyous, soul-enriching fulfillment.”

ORDER LINKS

Bandcamp (CD or digital download): https://scottalbertjohnson.bandcamp.com/album/going-somewhere

CD BABY (CD or digital download): http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/scottalbertjohnson

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/going-somewhere/id989644112

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Going-Somewhere-Scott-Albert-Johnson/dp/B00X92QPZU