Scott Albert Johnson

Umbrella Man - 2007

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"Umbrella Man leaves no stone unturned. Scott Albert Johnson's debut mixes blues, rock, folk and jazz, unified by first-rate harmonica playing." (Maureen Palli, Relix ) 

"Scott Albert Johnson is a harmonica player of the highest class, and a fine and versatile singer and songwriter as well. He has been blessed with a beautiful, clear and unique voice, and his harp playing varies between steaming blues solos, Toots Thielemans-like jazzy stuff, and more subtle playing. His style intermingles pop, jazz and roots music and, of course, blues influences." (Rootstime [Belgium]) 

"Scott Albert Johnson's unique sound is irresistible and virtuosic in its breadth. Umbrella Man is a work of rare beauty and innovation. Rich, bluesy, and played with a heartfelt passion for the musical craft, his songs come as a refreshing challenge to a scene stifled by genre." (Tuesday Magazine) 
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Umbrella Man was self-produced over a period of three years with local and regional musicians providing the backdrop for Scott Albert Johnson's tuneful ruminations on life, love, and the true meaning of "home." In addition to nine original songs, the album also includes a faithful harmonica version of Wynton Marsalis' "In the Court of King Oliver", featuring a cast of stellar New Orleans musicians that includes legendary drummer Johnny Vidacovich.

Scott's original songs include the track "Hollywood", about a young man's sacrifices to achieve his dreams; "What About Your Man", a look at infidelity from the sharpest and, perhaps, loneliest corner of the love triangle; "Spaceship", a blazing and exuberant paean to a light in the sky; "Turn Out Fine", a rollicking glance back at a past lover; "Magnolia Road", an ode to home and the other important things in life; and more. 

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