Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

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Biography

Jeremiah was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. He had a short run with the ukulele at just 4 years old and moved to the clarinet by the age 11, where he performed and studied at Humbolt Visual and Performing Arts School. After picking up the guitar at around 14, Jeremiah began to write his own music and sing. Producing his first original album before he was 19, it quickly became the number 2 top selling local CD in St. Louis. With some regional success, his High school band “DETAR-X” went on to make a second full length CD and began to create some legitimate record label interests. While performing with DETAR-X, Jeremiah opened for many popular artists like Candle Box, Blind Melon, Better than Ezra, and Kenny Wayne Shepard to name a few. Despite the label interests and their support, Jeremiah never saw his third album go to print due to contractual differences within the band. Determined to continue, Jeremiah decided to get back to his roots and start an original rock’n blues band. During this transition Jeremiah went to the great blues players in St. Louis for inspiration. He had his hands full setting in with St. Louis greats Stacy Johnson, Bennie Smith, Buzzsaw Mervin, Alvin Jett and more. Jeremiah and The Bullfrog Band produced and recorded a CD with local success, but less than a year later Jeremiah moved from St. Louis in search of a larger scene and the musical ambiance that is Texas. After two short years of playing around Houston, Jeremiah has already begun to make a name for him self. After Five years in Texas the Houston Blues Society has welcomed him with open arms. His powerful vocal ability, stirring guitar licks and emotional songwriting have helped him win the oportunity to represent Houston in Memphis this Feb.