Son of John is a father and son country music duo based out of the interior of British Columbia comprised of Javan Johnson and Johnny P. Johnson. Together as Son of John they are keeping country music real by bringing it back to its storytelling and traditional roots and seamlessly blending two generations of country music together with their unique acoustic sound.
Javan, as a multi-instrumentalist, was a 2018 nominee for Fiddle & Mandolin Player of the Year at the British Columbia Country Music Awards. With his fiddle and mandolin and Johnny's harmonica they bring strong elements of folk, roots, blues and bluegrass to Son of John's sound.
Formed only in 2017 as a passion project, Son of John has performed at iconic venues such as the Roxy Cabaret and the Railway Stage & Beer Cafe in Vancouver, the Ironwood Stage & Grill in Calgary, the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail, the Dream Cafe in Penticton, and the Bailey Theatre in Camrose. They've toured BC and AB performing for arts councils at soft-seat venues and concert halls from Osoyoos to Forestburg. They've entertained in restaurants & bars from Langley to Medicine Hat and were part of the lineup at some BC Interior music festivals like Whatshan Jam and Desert Daze. In Longview, AB, home of Ian Tyson and the heart of cowboy country, they kept the dance floor buzzing at the Twin Cities Hotel all night long with their original music.
Their music can only be describes as original. With Johnny having influence from the greats like Merle Haggard, Blue Rodeo, and Neil Young in his songwriting, and Javan harnessing today's country artists like Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton and High Valley, Son of John finds themselves pulsing in Americana circles and contributing to the new wave of old-school pure country.
Johnny brings his experience and vocal talent as the front man of two '90's bands called the nerV, and the BCCMA-nominated Midnight Harvesters who graced award show stages and the top country festivals like Merritt Mountain Music Festival (now Rockin' River). Originally from Saskatchewan, when he's not on the farm seeding or for harvest, he's back in BC writing songs about the simplicities and complexities of his life and the lives of those around him.
Javan is setting his sights on music career by any means necessary -- as Son of John, as a solo artist, a songwriter and as a freelance fiddle/mandolin player having opened for Brett Kissel with Myles Murphy, and playing with other country music bands like Hillside Outlaws and Lisa Nicole.
Together, Javan and Johnny as Son of John are the only active father/son duo in the Canadian country music scene, and have fans across two generations of country music lovers. They're hoping to be the first parent-child duo since The Judd's to find success in country music, creating harmonies only the same DNA can make.
Son of John will finally be releasing their debut single to the country and Americana world in the summer of 2019.