Johnson's Crossroad
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Johnson's Crossroad

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | SELF

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | SELF
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"Odd triple bill offers a full range of roots."

It was a spectacularly strange triple bill on Thursday night at the Fire, the drinking establishment and music venue in Northern Liberties.

First up was Johnson's Crossroad, a trio from Asheville, N.C. Fittingly, the bearded and burly guitarist and singer Paul Johnson looked like a mountain man. He sang the band's keening ballads about whiskey and love and lonely itinerants in his distinctively deep and gruff voice. The group's authentic brand of Americana glided on the gossamer wings of Keith Minguez's agile mandolin.

- Philadelphia Inquire


"Local Flavor"

"This is the sound of today's Appalachian music."-(Mountain Xpress, Asheville) - Mountain Xpress


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Blood in Black and White
Johnson's Crossroad
© Copyright-Dirty Boogie Publications 2009 (884501204002)
Record Label: Dirty Boogie Records

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Johnson's Crossroad has taken their love of old time mountain music, bluegrass, and the Texas singer/songwriters of the 1970s to create a sound that they have coined "Appalachian Soul". The band's original material is steeped in the traditional country themes of lost love, lost fortune, lost time, and overcoming hardships. Vintage style mics are used for their live performances to create intimacy between both the band members and their audience.

Keith Minguez—Mandolin, Harmonies. “The deader, the better” that’s the country and old time music that drives this New Jersey native. A successful, working glass blower, Keith’s Life is dedicated to music and art. Keith has made a career of bringing practical and passion together and marrying his enviable talent with equally enviable drive and ethic.

Paul Johnson-Rhythm, Vocals, Songs “West Virginia movin’ slow” there is so much stimulation in our life today that one can easily miss a national treasure when he’s right in front of you. Paul Johnson is a powerhouse songwriter. Lyrics tough and tender, a visceral growl to his voice that calls up and reminds us of the broken majesty inside us all.

Chris Weller - Bass fiddle. "And so on" you can find these words written upon nearly every page Kurt Vonnegut has ever published. Hailing from Indianapolis - just like the esteemed writer himself - Chris would describe himself as a jack of all trades and master of none, preferring to live less like a machete and more like a swiss army knife. Aside from music, he dabbles in writing, design, podcasting and so on...

Moses Atwood-Dobro, Harmonies If you don’t know, you better ask somebody. Stick around for a whole Johnson’s Crossroad set, stay for their break and if you’re lucky, Moses will play solo. This Mainer’s career stands out in it’s own right. Presence, proficiency, performance, Power.

Maybe it’s the Blue Ridge Mountains down in Asheville, North Carolina where they all met and now reside. Maybe it’s timing. They’re not wasting a moment of it, though. If they’re not on tour as you read this then they will be in a few days, and that’s a bankable fact.