Room of Fools
Get In In The Middle
Skip That Stone
Talk Too Much
Sun Shine Through
Here We Go Again
It's Been Hard
Jeremiah Johnson has been writing original music for decades and continues to polish his art through consistent rehearsals and tireless touring. Though born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he seasoned his songwriting by spending a decade on the Gulf Coast of Texas, working hard at making a name for himself as an original blues artist. Boasting a five album discography, Johnson performs with Benet Schaeffer (drums), Frank Bauer (tenor sax), and Tom Maloney (Bass).
The Jeremiah Johnson Band's latest album, BLUES HEART ATTACK, was released in July of 2016. This unique record is a blend of Johnson’s entire musical career. “It’s a combination of our earlier works, including Grind,” he explained. “There’s horns and keyboard reminiscent of Brand Spankn’ Blues, but also some heavy guitar driven tracks. It’s the evolution of everything in a Blues Heart Attack.” Special guest performers include, Tom ‘Papa’ Ray on harmonica, and Nathan Hershey on keys. Blues Heart Attack reached #5 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
Grind, the band's fifth studio album, produced by Devon Allman, features Grammy award winner Yonrico Scott on drums. Grind has been featured on SiriusXM's B.B. King’s Bluesville, and on the international radio show “Confessing the Blues”, broadcasting on 50 stations in 10 countries worldwide. Grind reached the #8 slot on the Billboard Blues Charts the week of November 7th, 2015.
- BLUES HEART ATTACK nominated for INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARDs "Best Contemporary Blues Album"
- "Sunshine Through" from BLUES HEART ATTACK nominated for Best Funk Song by INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARDS
- BLUES HEART ATTACK nominated for Blues 411's Jimi Awards Rock/Blues Release of the Year
- Jeremiah Johnson's sixth album, BLUES HEART ATTACK, reached #5 on the Billboard blues charts
- "Black Lingerie" from GRIND won Best Blues Rock Song in 2016 Independent Blues Awards
- GRIND reached the #8 slot on the Billboard Blues Charts
- Released full length docu-concert, RIDE THE BLUES
- Won St. Louis Blues Society's International Blues Challenge and went on to the semifinals representing St. Louis in Memphis
RECOGNITION FOR "BLUES HEART ATTACK"
"If Jeremiah Johnson’s music were any greasier he could retire and open a one-stop soul food and oil change joint. The fully electrified blues and Southern rock of last year’s Blues Heart Attack belongs in the collection of any fan of contemporary guitar-slingers, though Johnson also has a killer way with honky-tonk shuffles and boogie woogie grooves, not to mention New Orleans-flavored dance-floor starters like “Everybody Party.” Yet for all the hot guitar work, in-the-pocket rhythms, and slinky organ and horn charts, it’s Johnson’s voice that makes him such a compelling performer and recording artist. His twang is lived, just like his blues, and he never sounds less than convincing."
-Roy Kasten, Riverfront Times RFT's STL77 June 2017
"BLUES HEART ATTACK is not your everyday blues/rock effort. It’s a cut above, thanks to the inspired songwriting and spirited performances from Jeremiah Johnson and the band. This release should please fans of several musical genres."
- Phoenix Blues Society
"BLUES HEART ATTACK captures the band’s high-energy blues and southern rock attack in top form."
- Blues Bytes
"Produced by the band along with Jason McIntire, BLUES HEART ATTACK is a crisp, muscular sounding blues record with a healthy dose of nasty in the grooves. This isn’t really the kind of record to throw on and mellow to, it’s what you put on when you want to party or get some sh** done. Good stuff."
- Rock Doctor Music Reviews
"An entertainer as well as a musician, Johnson is way more than a white boy with the blues--Johnson is staking out his turf as the leading light of workingman's blues mixing rock, blues, shredding and raw emotion into a heady brew that might be just a touch too dark for the average business major."
- Midwest Record
"The Jeremiah Johnson Band are the real deal; they encapsulate blues-rock at its best. This album will hopefully prove to be a springboard to take them out of their native St. Louis and establish the band on the international blues circuit, a place worthy of a group with such talent."
- National Rock Review
"[Jeremiah Johnson] wrote all of the songs on the 12-track release, which has a great beginning with the song, Mind Reader, with its fiery guitar licks opening and Benet Schaeffer laying down the drum beat that sets the pace that captured my interest from the first listen, as [Johnson] has a honeyed raw whiskey-edged voice and a captivating writing and guitar playing style."
- Luxury Experience
"If Eric Clapton were to hire a house band for his Crossroads festival, Jeremiah Johnson would be the perfect candidate... It’s tough for a guitarist to make a fresh statement treading the same earth as giants like Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, but the Jeremiah Johnson Band succeeds, fueled by confident, flexible musicianship and a palpable adoration for the music they play."
- That Music Mag
"The Jeremiah Johnson Band deliver a well-rounded album filled with original tracks that are unmistakably influenced by a plethora of different blues traditions. Jeremiah’s singing is raw and emotive. You can feel his love of craft and if his vocals do not convince you, then the top-notch guitar playing will."
- Blues Rock Review
PRAISE FOR THE JEREMIAH JOHNSON BAND
"The Canal Bank Shuffle has been bringing the best in blues to our annual 4-day festival for 14 years. I can say in all honesty, that few of the international artists received the rave reviews that were heaped upon Jeremiah Johnson by our loyal and knowledgeable blues audience. We invited him back immediately after his first show. In each case, his performance was electric, powerful and tons of fun for the crowds. Jeremiah was also professional, friendly prompt and outgoing with fans. We would not hesitate to invite him back and recommend him to any blues venue that wants a guaranteed killer show!"
- Bob Liddycoat, Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival, Thorold, Ontario, Canada
"It is very easy to say nice things about Jeremiah and the Jeremiah Johnson Band because they are easy to work with and truly professional artists. The band is tight and hard working with a great stage presence that you can only get from talented artists who really enjoy and love what they are doing. I would say to other festival promoters if you are looking to bring a band that people in your area may not know of yet, then bring in the Jeremiah Johnson Band and your attendees will not be disappointed. The JJB is one you want to hear over and over again!!
- Kevin Barry, Bonita Blues Festival, Bonita Springs, FL
“Jeremiah Johnson has great original material he has written, kills it on guitar, and is a fine distinctive vocalist. Do you know how rare in the blues game that trifecta is these days?”
- Tom "Papa" Ray, Harmonica/ St. Louis blues icon
"Jeremiah's voice is like another instrument in the group and displays a maturity gained from his travels through the Deep South and Gulf Coast. When these guys got together, genuine music magic happened! Sit in on one set, and you'll have a new favorite group to follow!"
- Robert Molinary
"As I am well into my second decade of producing and promoting Blues concerts around the world, it still is a magical experience for me to find an artist who was not on my radar screen and whose talent just knocks my socks off. Such is the case with Jeremiah Johnson."
- Steve Simon, Steve Simon Presents
"I heard Jeremiah Johnson on Bluesville, the song was 'Black and Blue', and the interplay between horns, guitar and vocals set the mood, I instantly loved it! I knew if this band could pull this off live they would steal the festival and THEY DID! This band is going places and I am proud to say I brought them to the White Mountain Boogie on the East Coast FIRST! DO NOT miss the chance to see them live!"
- Brad Benton, producer of the "Boogie", the 2012 KBA Recipient for Best US Blues Festival
"Skip That Stone" - Official Music Video
"Southern Drawl" - Official Music Video
Taste St. Louis
WNED Blues Bash- Buffalo, NY
The Sayers Room at SLS- Las Vegas
Rose Music Hall- Columbia, MO
Whitaker Concert Series
--MO Botanical Garden
Big BAM- Bike Across Missouri
National Blues Museum
--Opening Day Concert
Capitol Theater- Burlington, IA
State Theater- Mound City, MO
Gaslight Theater- St. Louis, MO
Hard Rock Casino- Sioux City, IA
AVI Casino- Laughlin, NV
PYROMANIA- Eureka, MO
The Texan Theater- Greenville, TX
The Big Easy- Houston, TX
Uncle Bo’s- Topeka, KS
Knuckleheads- Kansas City, KS
Balloons- Ellicottville, NY
Canal Bank Shuffle Festival
--Thorold, ONT Canada
White Mountain Boogie & Blues Festival---Thornton, NH
Bonita Blues Festival- Bonita Springs, FL
Hot Licks Blues Festival- Granville, OH
Blues at the Crossroads - Terre Haute, IN
Bear Creek Blues Festival- Slater, MO
Big Muddy Blues Festival- St. Louis, MO