Great review of Rhythmland from Chris Spector of THE MIDWEST REVIEW:
It's too hard not to call this guy a master slide guitar slinger. Adding a vocal sense of humor and sprightliness to his arena, Johnson makes such smoking music that if he doesn't close you right out of the box, there's something wrong with you. This is the sound of the back porch when it's on fire and there's no way to put it out. If you're one of those who always wondered what the hullabaloo about slide guitar was, this ain't no cultural artifact, this is the answer to all your questions. A winner throughout.