MUSIC & VIDEO
Son of John is a country/roots duo from Castlegar, British Columbia and if you can't tell, they're father & son.
Johnny P. Johnson has been making music for over 25 years as a solo artist and front man, His son Javan Johnson, is a multi-instrumentalist and emerging country singer/songwriter. They've been playing music together for over a decade and in 2017, they decided to join forces and form the duo, Son of John - the name chosen as a play on their shared last name.
Son of John released their debut single Country Pure in June 2019, followed by a music video shortly after. It was named by Front Porch Music Blog as one of the Top 10 Country Songs of 2019, and the fiddle was described as "bad-ass" by the producer of the Country Pure video. At the start of the 2020 pandemic, Son of John released their second single, Better Than That and while the world was shut down, created a "quarantine" homemade music video that scored Javan a Video Director of the Year nomination at the 2020 BC Country Music Awards. Javan is also a 4x nominee for Fiddle/Mandolin Player of the Year, and Son of John proudly scored their third BCCMA nomination for Traditional Country/Roots Artist of the Year in 2022. Son of John has appeared at multiple venues across Western Canadaincluding the iconic Dream Cafe in Penticton, BC, the Roxy Cabaret in Vancouver, Gabby's Country Cabaret inLangley, The OK Corral in Kelowna, and the Calgary Stampede.
Son of John doesn't quite fit the mold - on purpose. Country runs deep in their veins, with Johnny actively farming each year on the Saskatchewan prairies where he was born and raised and Javan growing up on the river in the mountains on the family farm in rural BC. So, you can say Son of John doesn't make "fake country songs', with their rootsy instrumentations - fiddle, mandolin, banjos and dobros, - capturing an authentic acoustic sound. With or without their full band on stage, their live show can bring the two-step to the party, or they can croon with harmonies only the same DNA can create.
Son of John perfectly blends two generations of country music together.
In early 2021, Son of John released their third single, Lonely Door, that was featured in The Bluegrass Situation, a popular US Americana publication . The sad fiddle and harmonies deliver a tale of love, loss and longing that hits close to home. And in October, Son of John "secretly" released Put Your Hands Up, their fourth and final single before dropping their debut 10-song album, in early 2023.
The music video for Put Your Hands Up is premiering in June 2022, thanks to Creative BC and Front Porch.