700 N.W. Bond Street / Bend, OR, 97703
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Old St. Francis School - Father Luke's Room
7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.
All ages welcome
7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m. FreeAll ages welcome
Dennis Johnson is one of the virtuoso slide guitar players performing today. Guitar World Magazine calls him a "slide guitar master." You would say San Francisco native Dennis Johnson is one of the hardest working musicians with a deep passion for preserving and innovating roots music.
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dennis heard the music of Chuck Berry and it struck a chord with him. As a teenager, he taught himself the guitar and discovered his passion for slide guitar. He discovered the music of Robert Johnson, Roy Rogers and Norton Buffalo and was hooked. Dennis recalled "seeing Roy play the first time really blew me away. A huge influence on my music."
Dennis' deep passion for rhythm forms the basis for his new album, Rhythmland. Recently released on Root Tone Records, Rhythmland is Dennis' most personal album. His life experiences shaped the diversity of rhythms, songs, and lyrics explored on the album. The album received critical acclaim.
"Rhythmland is a modern masterpiece ...done with power and an incredible degree of passion." Reflections in Blues Magazine
"This guy is up there in the pantheon of outstanding purveyors of the slide guitar tradition." Blues Blast Magazine
"One of the best albums of the year .... in any genre." Hot Wax Magazine
"Slide guitar master Johnson leads us on a breathless tour of the many nooks and crannies in the land of rhythm." Living Blues Magazine
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