Friday, March 31, 2006

New Look Online

My music website at 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.


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 and Jane Fischer 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 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 Unknown said...


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

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 rivercityliver 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.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Maryevelyn Jones 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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