"Slide Guitar Master"  


San Francisco native Dennis Johnson is one of the elite slide guitar players performing today. His band, Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, are a high energy slide guitar trio based in Northern California. This talented group of musicians consists of: Dennis Johnson (slide guitar, vocals), Jonathan Stoyanoff (electric bass, upright bass, vocals), and Tim Metz (drums). By weaving the infectious energy of Dennis' slide guitar across a wide variety of musical styles, the band elevates Roots, Americana, Blues, New Orleans, and Swing grooves to a high level. Their music takes audiences on an exhilarating musical roller coaster with vintage guitar tones, intricate rhythmic layers, and arrangements that pull in the dancer and listener alike. These musicians are true ramblers touring across the West playing exciting shows while creating an undeniably unforgettable experience for their fans. The band brings audiences to their feet at festivals, theaters, and concert series.

They've been known to incorporate stellar musical guests who punctuate their songs with piano, fiddle, and mandolin. With their critically acclaimed release Rhythmland, the band pushes the musical envelope, tenaciously defining their musical vibe.



" This guy is up there in the pantheon of outstanding purveyors of the slide guitar tradition. … Dennis and associates are surely destined for bigger and better things.  ... drummer Tim Metz and bassist Jonathan Stoyanoff are there at every twist and turn. "   
Blues Blast Magazine

"Slide guitar master Dennis Johnson leads us on a breathless tour of nooks and crannies in the land of rhythm."
Living Blues Magazine