Friday, March 31, 2006

New Look Online

My music website at http://www.richardleojohnson.com has been redone to reflect the release of a new album, The Legend of Vernon McAlister and the introduction of a new character, Charlie Shoe. Two new songs by Charlie are available now and more will be coming in the near future. Check back here reularly and i will try o keep you up to date on tour information and oher news as well as a growing selection of downloadable music.

11 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

Wow, I have been waiting years for another solo release!! I can't wait to pick up the new album!!

Are you going to release an album for Charlie Shoe as well?

Thanks for sticking with the music thing--hopefully, I will be able to catch you on tour!!

Book something close to DC!!

Peace,

Steve

3:31 PM  
Blogger vernon mcalister said...

Sorry Steve...a bit slow on the response...
Yes i will be releasing a Charlie Shoe cd in May of next year on Cuneiform.
The CD will actually be a sort of post psychadelic rockabilly trio recording of Charlie and a couple of his buddies that live in Marked Tree AR...
I will have more details about them soon...but Charlie is just glad he has someone to play with after all these years of picking alone in the shed and doing duets with lawn mowers...
thanks for the interest.

6:51 PM  
Blogger AnJaka said...

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12:12 PM  
Blogger resonate said...

Hi I saw you at a club in Albany, NY called Valentines. I think maybe you were opening for Tony Levin? I was completely knocked out at your prowess. I love the Charlie Shoe stuff. My uncle had an old National Resonator guitar from 1929 that he got rid of some years back. It was pretty unplayable. I wonder what songs were locked inside it? I like that Silvertone, too - I'm in a band with a guy who worked at the original Danelectro factory and he has one just like that on the wall of his shop. Will you put some video on youtube? I just searched for you and didn't find anything. my channel is: http://www.youtube.com/upstateguitar

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems I'm a bit late to write some congratulations for your latest album but it IS magnificent!
And I, too, hope to see you on tour...
Have you considered to book something in France or Belgium?

10:07 AM  
Blogger Richard Leo Johnson said...

hey to khyi and resonate...
thanks for the kind words...
the new cd with the amazing percussionist gregg bendian will be out in fall 07.
i remember the show in albany...yes it was with tony.
i think there are wonderful secrets hidden in old instruments for sure...you just gotta let 'em out.
gregg was with me on that tour.
khyi, i would love to come to france and belgium...maybe after the new cd is released.

5:22 PM  
Blogger waltz-astoria said...

Hi

I'm a small music venue owner in NYC...I would love to have you play here.

www.waltz-astoria.com

music@waltz-astoria.com

4:03 PM  
Blogger Stephan K├╝pper said...

Hi, I'd just like to take the opportunity to say how much I enjoy Vernon's music, played both by RLJ and Charlie Shoe :-)

Owning a resonator guitar myself (albeit a new one where the ghosts haven't quite invaded yet) I'd like to know which strings you use. I know it's Thomastiks, but I didn't know they make resonator strings?

And yes, I know the mojo is elsewhere but... give it a try nevertheless.
Best, Stephan

7:50 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Hey Richard, I just saw your name on a "jazz guitar" poll and thought I'd Google you. Guess I'll have to pick up your newest, as I never would have charted you in that territory.

Long time,

Vanessa Dawne

1:07 PM  
Blogger Thumper Dave said...

Hey - A friend gave me a burned copy of this cd and recommended that I get myself alone for concentrating purposes, before listening. I did that and loved what I heard. My friend knew it was right up my alley. He is a luthier and knows that my favorite guitar is my Harmony Soveriegn, (whose body very closely resembles Charlie Shoe's 12 string). The music reminded me of John Fahey's Zen guitar, and/or John Cage. All sounds can be music. When I went online and learned of Vernon and Charlie, I was immediately transported to a land, which I visit frequently, inhabited by such characters as Lef Hafner and Hillman Walker. (Are you familiar with Steven Vincent Benet's poem, The Mountain Whippoorwill? It can be found online too.) Suffice it to say, I was inspired. Perhaps some day we will meet and a collaberation will ensue. Meanwhile, thanks for your courageous artistic efforts. Go man, go.
Dave

7:36 AM  
Blogger Maryevelyn said...

Always enjoy your music, photography, and stories. I'm in South Korea and teaching English to 4th grade Korean kids. I was thinking about the Johnson family and wanted to say hello. You really helped me through a couple of rough spots in my life.
Thank you. I hope you are all doing well! P.S. I have a myspace profile with pictures and blogs.
Maryevelyn Jones

6:43 PM  

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