San Francisco Bay Area-based slide guitarist Dennis Johnson and The Mississippi Ramblers will perform a CD release show for “Rhythmland” at The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers fuse roots and Americana music, rocking blues, New Orleans grooves and more.
Johnson has drawn comparisons to slide guitarist Roy Rogers, and won praise from Guitar World Magazine as being a “slide guitar master.” Blues Blast Magazine opined that, “This guy is up there in the pantheon of outstanding purveyors of the slide guitar tradition.”
Bassist Jonathan Stoyanoff attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston on a performance scholarship, and has played with or shared the bill with Larry Coryell, B.B. King, Robert Cray and Jackie Green. Stoyanoff most recently played The Palms as part of Joe Craven & The Sometimers.
Since his early days as an apprentice to Tower of Power drummer David Garibaldi, drummer Tim Metz has performed with some of the world’s top jazz musicians including Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jeff Clayton and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.
The Oct. 6 show is part of a tour supporting the critically acclaimed album “Rhythmland.” According to Hot Wax Magazine, “Rhythmland” is “one of the best albums of the year,” and Reflections in Blues Magazine described it as “a modern masterpiece…done with power and an incredible degree of passion.”
The Rhythmland tour has taken the band to Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Wyoming as well as summer performances at Mammoth Lakes Bluesapalooza and as headliner at the Carson City Levitt Amp Concert Series.
Tickets are available at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite and at the door if not sold out.
For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com and dennisjohnsonslide.com.]]>