Jody Johnson

Jody Johnson

 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, CAN
BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Jody Johnson sings prairie music. Songs about his home in Saskatchewan, songs of the poverty stricken north, songs about heartbreak and long lost dreams. His songs are stories about moments in time, with quick wit side by side with intense desperation.

Biography

Starting music at a young age on the piano, and through years of hard work on the road and at home, Jody has honed his skills as a songwriter and multi- instrumentalist.

Jody has recorded and toured North America, beginning in his early twenties with Jimmy Payne and the House of Payne through to his tenure with the Swiftys. He has performed at venues such as the Chicago Country Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Merrit Mountain Music Festival, Big Valley (Camrose) and the coveted SXSW Music Festival in Austin Texas. During this time he has shared the stage with artists such as Lucinda Williams, Corb Lund, Justin Rutledge, C'mon and Romi Mayes.

Now releasing his debut solo recording, Jody hopes to see you all on the road.

Look for him at your local venues.

Lyrics

Dawson

Written By: Jody Johnson

Doesn`t owe you, doesn`t know you , doesn`t care to.
Didn`t hear you yell`n in the front room `` Darl`n we`re through!``
Didn`t see her cry`in ìn the mirror, ask`in ``Oh, Lord``
Now he`s got her draw`n keener to the dance floor.

Who`s that nowÉ She`s drink`in with Dawson.
Oh, that boy can really put `em down.
Did you see that moveÉ It was totally awesome.
Dawson`s got your girl and gone.

He`s got a good job, I heard he`s a police officer.
He owns his house, he`s single, drives a fancy car.
Now looky there their gettìn on up off the bar.
He`s got his arm around her, Who do you think you areÉ

Who`s that nowÉ She`s dancin with Dawson.
Oh, that boy can really get down.
Did you see that moveÉ It was totalyy awseome.
Dawson`s got your girl and gone.

Their hearts beat so strong, that they just sway back and forth all night long.
Their hearts beat as one, so they just sway back and forth all night long.
So just look down, she`s leavin with Dawson.
Oh, that boy is gonna take her down.
Did you see that moveÉ It was totally awesome.
Dawson`s got your girl and gone.

Country Song

Written By: Jody Johnson

Picture an old man in rock roll bands that never came to be.
Songs about heart break and long lost dreams.
Not a broken heart, not a broken bone, as anyone could plainly see.
The years they passed quickly, look what they done gone to me.

If you want me to stay awhile, make it an old style.
Play me some Patsy Cline, I like the darker and bitter sweet kind `bout someone who did you wrong, play me a country song.

So sing about dirt roads, sing about small towns, clean air and big skys for me.
Where I can breath easy and you`ll cleraly see
that I like cowboy poems, songs about broken homes, relvolution and loyalty. I still like Tom Petty and some old r&b.<

But when it`s quittin time- make it an old style.
Order a glass of wine, I like the dark and bitter sweet kind.
Everyone can sing along, play me a country song.

Oh, I still like to listen to James Jamerson playin fender bass guitar...
So won`t you stay awhile and we`ll kick it old style.
I`ll play you some Patsy Cline, cause I like the darker and bitter sweet kind.
A place where I belong, play me a country song.

Discography

Jimmy Payne and the House of Payne (1998)
The Swiftys (2002)
The Swiftys (2007)- Riding High
Jody Johnson (2012)

Set List

Tracks from debut album
1. Dawson
2. I Quit Drinkin’
3. Country Song
4. Playing Guitar
5. Lucky Day
6. Thomas Scott
7. Over You
8. Waltzing Through Saskatchewan
9. Muskoday
as well as selected choice covers from Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, and others.