"Master Slide Guitarist' 

- Roots Magazine

DENNIS JOHNSON

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San Francisco native Dennis Johnson is one of the elite slide guitar players performing today with a deep passion for preserving and innovating roots music.  He is one of roots music's best kept secrets. Dennis and his band, The Mississippi Ramblers, deliver standout professionally arranged live performances that incorporate Roots, Americana, Blues, New Orleans, Rock, Swing, and more.  The electrifying live show has been called "A Must See!" Modesto View Magazine.  The band brings audiences to their feet at festivals, theaters, and concert series.  

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MUSIC

Dennis' recent album "Slide Avenue" included #1 Songs on the UK Roots Music Report Charts (The Wind Is Howlin, Back On My Feet), #6 Song on the US Roots Music Report Charts (Swingin At The Savoy). Slide Avenue was the  #2 Album on the UK Roots Music Report Charts for 5 consecutive weeks.  

Dennis' recent album "Slide Avenue" included #1 Songs on the UK Roots Music Report Charts (The Wind Is HowlinBack On My Feet), #6 Song on the US Roots Music Report Charts (Swingin At The Savoy). Slide Avenue was the  #2 Album on the UK Roots Music Report Charts for 5 consecutive weeks.  

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PRESS

"Absolutely superb guitar playing!"  BBC Radio Host Paul Jones

"Dennis Johnson is the real deal!"  Jack Douglas, Producer Aerosmith, Bob Dylan

"Master slide guitarist"   Roots Magazine

"Highly Recommended. You can take it to the bank!"   Real Blues Magazine

"His fretwork is amazingly adept."  Blues Bytes Magazine

"We can all expect pretty big things from this master guitarist."  Blues Underground Network

"A Must See"  Modesto View Magazine

"Johnson's original 2 In The Morning is an accomplished tribute to Elmore James; [the CD includes] the syncopated delight Down In New Orleans [and] the barnburner 'She Looks Good.'"  Blues Revue Magazine

"Slide Show is a smoker! It's getting spins on a lot of our Blues shows."  
Mike Flowers, KZUM 89.3 FM

"Masterful slide guitar technique."   Robert Feuer, KOWS 107.3 FM

"Johnson shows us in these modern times just how it was done and
how it should be done to call up the masters."
  Blues Blast Magazine

RECENT TOUR DATES

AMERICAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL - Lotus, CA
SAUSALITO JAZZ & BLUES BY THE BAY - Sausalito, CA                        
POINT RICHMOND MUSIC FESTIVAL - Richmond, CA|
NAPA RED, WHITE & BLUES FESTIVAL - Napa, CA
VETERANS MEMORIAL AMPHITHEATER - Napa, CA
WEST SIDE THEATRE - Newman, CA
SUTTER CREEK THEATRE - Sutter Creek, CA
SAMPLE THE SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL - Lake Tahoe, CA
COORS LIGHT CRAWDAD FESTIVAL - Woodland, CA\
SAN FRANCISCO FOLK FESTIVAL  - San Francisco, CA
FOSTER CITY ART & WINE FESTIVAL - Foster, City, CA
YUBA SUTTER BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL - Yuba City, CA
BURLINGAME ON THE AVENUE FESTIVAL - Burlingame, CA
BELLTOWER BLUES FESTIVAL - Placerville, CA
ST. HELENA CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES - St. Helena, CA
NAPA CITY NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES - Napa, CA
CALISTOGA CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES - Calistoga, CA
MILL VALLEY CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES - Mill Valley, CA
CALAVERAS CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES - Valley Springs, CA
BOGLE WINERY CONCERT SERIES - Clarksburg, CA
AMADOR SUMMER MUSIC SERIES - Jackson, CA
GRACE PATRIOT WINERY CONCERT SERIES  - Placerville, CA
LIVE AT JULLIARD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES  - Santa Rosa, CA
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA CONCERT SERIES - Geyserville, CA
ORINDA CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES - Orinda, CA
TRACY CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES - Tracy, CA
ABUNDANCE VINEYARDS CONCERT SERIES - Lodi, CA
CURTIS PARK CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES - Sacramento, CA
FOLSOM CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES - Folsom, CA
YUBA CITY CONERTS IN THE PARK SERIES - Yuba City, CA
RIPKEN VINEYARDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - Lodi, CA
SACRAMENTO METRO ARTS HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES - Sacramento, CA
VIANSA WINERY SUMMER MUSIC SERIES - Sonoma, CA
THE FILLMORE - San Francisco, CA

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

BAND INFO

Slide Guitarist Dennis Johnson

DENNIS JOHNSON - SLIDE GUITAR / VOCALS

San Francisco native Dennis Johnson is one of the elite slide guitar players performing today.  He is widely considered a "Master Slide Guitarist."  Roots Magazine (Belgium)Blues Magazine (Netherlands); The Blues Reports (US).  His recent record Slide Avenue included two #1 Songs - UK Roots Radio Charts, The Wind is Howlin and Back on my Feet, the #6 Song - US Roots Radio Charts, Swingin At The Savoy, and the album was the #2 Album - UK Roots Radio Charts for 5 consecutive weeks.   He has collaborated with musical artists including renowned multi-insturmentalist Joe Craven, acclaimed Nashville sax player Sam Levine, acclaimed drummer Tim Metz, and bassist Jonathan Stoyanoff.

Drummer Tim Metz

 

TIM METZ - DRUMS

Tim Metz is a Sacramento based drummer with an impressive resume.  Since his early days as an apprentice to Tower of Power drummer David Garibaldi, Metz has performed with some of the world's greatest jazz musicians, including Grammy Award winning jazz bassist Christian McBrideGrammy nominee saxophonist Jeff Clayton, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Donald Brown, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, bassist Jennifer Leitham, pianist Joe Gilman, and pianist Jim Martinez.  Tim was a producer on Dennis Johnson's album Slide Avenue (2014) and has performed with Dennis as one of The Mississippi Ramblers.

 

Bassist Jonathan Stoyanoff

JONATHAN STOYANOFF - BASS

Jonathan Stoyanoff attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on a performance scholarship.  Afterwards, he co-founded the group Pimp the Cat, which included Mark Greenberg, (Dickey Betts, Ronnie Earl), and Steve Grzeskowiak, (Angelique Kidjo).  Jonathan  toured with recording artist Johnny A, and spent four years on the road with Global Funk Council playing over 600 shows.  Jonathan has played with and/or shared the bill with Larry CoryellB.B. KingJoe CravenRobert CrayBill WymanHuey LewisDave Mason, Brian JordanJackie Greene, and The Isley Brothers.  Jonathan has an endorsement with Zon and Fodera basses.  Jonathan plays bass as part of The Mississippi Ramblers. 

 

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BOOKING CONTACT

Joy Viray
Savant Entertainment
(530) 318-0400
booking@dennisjohnsonslide.com