â€œBecause there is such an abundance of fine music emanating from our glorious valley, I regretfully don't get to hear it all. But I will say without hesitation, this is some of the finest talent around.â€ - Mike Jurkovic, Chronogram Magazine
â€œDrawing from bluegrass, country, stirring folk, and psychedelic pop, the group casts a rich, organic vibe that suggests â€” take your pick â€” Sheryl Crow fronting the Allmans, Edie Brickell with the Band, or Bonnie Raitt leading Little Feat.â€ â€“ Dave Richards, Erie Times News
â€œA truly incredible and dynamic vocalist whose band spans influences including Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, and classic rock. Hailing from Woodstock NY, Meg Johnson has the voice of angels, and the band fleshes out their incredible material with a mixture of acoustic and electric instruments.â€ - Phil Simon, Simon Says Booking
â€œâ€¦the writing here is far beyond being merely respectable and, especially for a debut, the band sounds more seasoned and professional than a lot of major label players.â€ - Robin Cracknell, Americana UK
The Meg Johnson Band released its first full-length CD, â€œBetween You and the Golden Sunâ€, on Fluke Records, LLC in 2004. Featuring the brilliant performances of Stephen Mayone (Chris Delmhorst) on Electric Guitar and Mandolin, Kevin Maul (Burns sisters, Robin and Linda Williams) on Steel Guitar and Dobro, Doug Marcus (Harmony Grits) on Upright Bass, Eric Parker (Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker) on Drums and Bob Resnick (Folding Sky) on Percussion,
â€œBetween You and the Golden Sunâ€ boasts a fresh approach to music rooted in the American folk-rock tradition. The song â€œOne More Timeâ€ is currently featured on WMVY Marthaâ€™s Vineyardâ€™s â€œFresh Produceâ€ sampler. At least 7 out of the 11 songs on the disc have been featured on radio playlists on stations in the northeast as well as many internet streams.
You may have heard Megâ€™s singing on The Breakfastâ€™s â€œDeuceâ€ or more recently on Tom Pachecoâ€™s latest release, â€œRebel Springâ€ â€“ produced by Jim Weider of The Band. While living in New Haven and New York City in the mid 90â€™s, She and partner Kyle Esposito co-fronted Fourth House, Releasing the CD â€œThe Floodâ€ and sharing stages with the likes of Government Mule and God Street Wine.
The Meg Johnson Band began taking shape after relocating to Woodstock and writing songs while playing in a small acoustic format. They released their first EP â€œMidwestâ€ in 2000. With the release of the â€œJonesâ€ EP in early 2003, the band began performing shows featuring songs co-written by Meg and Kyle. Live, the band showcases the virtuosity of the players as well as the band as a whole while staying true to the songs.
Fluke Records, LLC PO Box 332 Woodstock, NY 12498
845-246-9664 email@example.com www.megjohnsonband.com
Check out the artist's website:
1. Wide River
3. Could It Be
4. Five Hours
6. Walk The Other Way
7. One More Time
8. For This World
9. Start Over