Son of John doesn't quite fit the mold - on purpose. As an Alternative Country Americana/Roots duo from the southern interior of British Columbia that has country music running deep in their veins, their authentic sound can't really be labeled, and it depends on who you ask. Comprised of Javan Johnson, a singer/songwriter in his own right, but also a 4x BC Country Music Fiddle/Mandolin Player of the Year nominee, and Johnny P. Johnson, a seasoned solo artist, songwriter, and front man over the past 25 years, Son of John's storytelling and rootsy instrumentations - fiddle, mandolin, steel, banjos, dobros and harps - is a product of a family bond making music together for almost two decades. Officially joining forces in 2017, with signature harmonies only the same DNA can create, 'Son of John' is a homage to their shared last name.
Son of John, a 3x BC Country Music Association Gaylord Wood Traditional Country/Roots Artist of the Year nominee has appeared at multiple venues across Western Canada with notable performances at the iconic Dream Cafe in Penticton, BC, the Roxy Cabaret in Vancouver, Gabby's Country Cabaret in Langley, The OK Corral in Kelowna, and the Calgary Stampede. They released their debut single Country Pure in June 2019, and have released three more singles since, each with its own music video. The self-directed "Better Than That" music video scored Javan a Video Director of the Year nomination at the 2020 BC Country Music Awards. In early 2021, Son of John released their third single, Lonely Door, that was featured in The Bluegrass Situation, a popular US Americana publication,saying "the sad fiddle and harmonies deliver a tale of love, loss and longing that hits close to home." Their latest single. "Put Your Hands Up" was released in August 2022.
Johnny actively farms each year on the Saskatchewan prairies where he was born and raised, and Javan grew 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. Influenced by Blue Rodeo, Neil Young, and Ian Tyson, Johnny P. Johnson as the primary songwriter tells the stories about love, life and loss, capturing real feelings through the lens of the characters in his songs. Their 10 song debut album, "Lucky," produced by John Ellis (Blake Bergland, Doc Walker, George Canyon, Ridley Bent, Leeroy Stager, Colin James) will be released on November 3rd 2023.
Son of John perfectly blends two generations of country music together.
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