Randalstown’s very own Junior Johnson spent much of 2010 in the USA, meeting his musical heroes, shaking the right hands and playing to crowds up and down the east coast. Junior has one eye on the world, and his feet firmly in the blues. His music is outspoken, barefaced political at times, and always heartbreaking. That’s my opinion.
Best perhaps to sum the man up in his own words:
I write songs that I believe in. I hope that the lyrics reflect some sort of honesty from my own experience in life. I’m not trying to fool anyone. Except myself maybe.
Incidentally, on his travels, Junior picked up a song from an English singer called Andy Barnes, “The Last Of The Great Whales” (not just a song about whales, apparently) It’s a real treat – watch through to the end to catch it.
Junior Johnson – Born In The Wrong Time / City Girl / The Last Of The Great Whales (Andy Barnes)
Download for iPod (121.5 MB)
Filmed by Will McConnell
in Belfast, February 2010