Sid Johnson
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Sid Johnson

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"Review of "Leh" by Allan Cross"

“I really enjoy when an independent artist comes out of the middle of nowhere and is simply good at what they do. When they’re honest, and when they sound like they’ve been places, seen and felt things, cause that’s what this is really all about “ - Allan Cross Journal of Musical Things


Discography

Dirt Rose Up 2012

Empires (as The Adamantines) 2009

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"My name is Sid Johnson and I am addicted to music. I am compelled to compose and perform because that’s the way my brain is wired."

From hired-gun guitar punk to neo-Buddhist death cult zombie to stay at home dad, Sid Johnson has come full circle. Armed with guitars and a colourful past, Sid returns to the stage to share his new album, Dirt Rose Up. http://sidjohnson.bandcamp.com/

 “I really enjoy when an independent artist comes out of the middle of nowhere and is simply good at what they do. When they’re honest, and when they sound like they’ve been places, seen and felt things…”
-Alan Cross

As a young guitarist, Johnson toured North America and recorded with a long list of musicians - basement punk bands, metal, mainstream Canadian rock, and everything in between – but he wanted more. Disillusioned with his place on stage, standing to the side of centre, he left music in search of something more satisfying. After ten years of travel and life lessons, Sid heard a man playing a guitar in a Greenwich Village pawnshop, and the chords lulled him back. He bought that guitar and came home to music.

Now Johnson is the front man on stage, taking the lead with a fierce resolve, and taking his music on tour. Dirt Rose Up is an eclectic mix of blues-bending notes, folk acoustic guitar, and the distortion of classic rock overdrive. Johnson’s honest, often powerful lyrics, and smooth gravel voice are buoyed on a sea of sweet, dissonant guitar tracks. It’s all about tone.

“Music is my vehicle. It’s how I move forward, how I evolve.”
-Sid Johnson