*(St. Louis, MO, USA) -
Celebrity Direct Entertainment and The Jeremiah Johnson Band have joined
forces to bring Original Rockin' Blues to your stage!
The Jeremiah Johnson Band,
award-winning Billboard Blues Charting, original rockin’ blues band featuring
Jeremiah Johnson, lead guitar, vocals; Jeff Girardier, bass; and Benet
Schaeffer, drums. Though born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri,
he seasoned his songwriting by spending a decade on the Gulf Coast of Texas,
working hard at making a name for himself as an original Blues Artist.
Johnson returned to St. Louis to continue his mission to share his music
with the world. He has a sound that is both fresh and original, blending
St. Louis Blues, Southern Rock and Traditional Country in to a style that
has something for every discriminating music fan.
The Jeremiah Johnson Band
has performed at some of the most prestigious blues festivals and venues
throughout the United States and abroad.
As an added publicity bonus:
The Jeremiah Johnson ”Ride the Blues” Docu concert premiered July 17, 2016
! “What an amazing show Jeremiah’s fans experienced,” said producer
and director Gary Glenn. “Those who were not present at the Burlington,
IA shows will share the experience in Ride the Blues premiering this July.
The docu-concert is a live music video about Johnson’s rise to prominence,
featuring intimate interview segments, photography, guitar solos and stunning
vocals. Beyond the Capital Theater live concert footage is the dramatic
entrance by Jeremiah and bass player Jeff Girardier on Harley-Davidson
motorcycles which remained on stage throughout the show.” Be a part
of theater history with the film “Ride the Blues” and the Jeremiah Johnson
Band live! At theaters, we'll be packaging the film viewing with
a live concert performance, for those that want that option! View The Jeremiah
Johnson Band promo and video at http://jeremiahjohnsonband.com/epk
"As I am well into my second
decade of producing and promoting Blues concerts around the world, it still
is a magical experience for me to find an artist who was not on my radar
screen and whose talent just knocks my socks off. Such is the case
with Jeremiah Johnson." - Steve Simon, Steve Simon Presents
Add The Jeremiah Johnson
Band Worldwide Tour to your 2015 – 2016 Festival, Club and Concert schedule
by contacting Cord Coslor at Celebrity Direct Entertainment. Phone 941-624-2254
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org today ! Special routing discounts apply
for both their standard 3-piece configuration ... and is also available
with our world-class horn players! Also be sure to visit http://www.celebritydirect.net
for additional information on CDE's complete roster of internationally
and historically acclaimed talent!
Born and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi
River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life. He began learning
guitar at age 6, drawing inspiration from his rich St. Louis blues heritage
and legendary guitarists, like Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton and Hank Williams
Sr. and Jr. With these influences, Johnson began building his musical foundation.
After relocating to Houston,
TX, in 1999, Johnson finished in first place for three consecutive years
at the Houston Regional Blues Challenges, sponsored by the Houston Blues
Society. During his 10 years there, Johnson merged Texas style with St.
Louis blues to create the unique sound you hear today.
In 2011, Johnson was the
proud winner of the St. Louis Blues Society IBC Challenge and went on to
the semifinals to represent St. Louis in Memphis, TN. One year later, Sirius
XM's B.B. King’s Bluesville picked up the Jeremiah Johnson Band, where
they can be heard nationwide, as well as on Touch Tunes Jukeboxes in bars
and clubs and on radio stations across the country.
Boasting a five album discography,
Johnson performs with Benet Schaeffer (drums), and longtime band mate Jeff
Girardier (bass), bringing the Jeremiah Johnson Band to its rockin’ bluesy
Grind, Johnson’s latest CD,
produced by Devon Allman, features Grammy award winner Yonrico Scott on
drums. Grind has been featured on SiriusXM's B.B. King’s Bluesville, and
on the international radio show “Confessing the Blues”, broadcasting on
50 stations in 10 countries worldwide. Grind reached the #8 slot on the
Billboard Blues Charts the week of November 7th, 2015.
In September 2014, Johnson
filmed his docu-concert, Ride the Blues, directed by Australian Producer/Director
Gary Glenn, at the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Burlington, IA.
The film is live music video about Johnson’s rise to prominence, featuring
intimate interview segments, still photography, guitar solos and stunning
vocals. Donations from concert attendees were generously given to the theater
and to the National Blues Museum, connecting Johnson’s roles of musician
and music advocate.
Johnson's sixth studio album,
BLUES HEART ATTACK, was released worldwide on July 22, 2016.
JEFF GIRARDIER: The
history of Jeremiah Johnson and bassist Jeff Girardier is all on CD. From
their first recording in 1999 to Grind, Johnson’s recent studio album,
these two bring out the best in each other.
Born and raised in Sullivan,
MO., Girardier has been a lifelong musician. After starting with the saxophone
in the 5th grade, he began teaching himself guitar at age 14. He was offered
a music scholarship to East Central College in Union, MO., under the stipulation
he took bass and piano lessons. Even with his extensive musical background,
Girardier always felt a connection to the bass.
Johnson and Girardier met
through a mutual friend in 1994. After supporting Johnson by attending
live shows, Girardier was invited to fill in one night for the current
bassist. The rest is history.
Grind was the recording debut
of Girardier’s newest guitar, a 1973 Fender Precision bass. This particular
guitar gives off a unique tone, contributing the JJB’s overall sound.
Jeremiah Johnson Band drummer, Benet Schaeffer, is the newest but most
seasoned member of the band. He contributes his multitude of expertise
to steer the band toward their common goal of performing nationally and
Schaeffer grew up in the
LaClede Town neighborhood of St. Louis, a groundbreaking community that
created models for future integrated urban housing. This district produced
numerous creative minds and boasts visits from Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton.
At age five, he knew he was destined to be a percussionist, thanks to the
inspiration of Ringo Starr. He was exposed to an eclectic variety of music,
including blues, jazz, soul, classical, Irish, Israeli and African, and
of course lots of rock ‘n’ roll.
Schaeffer describes himself
as a ‘mostly self-taught’ musician. He learned the most by watching and
listening to other performers. He was later mentored by the late Billy
Gayles, a previous drummer for Ike and Tina Turner.
Schaeffer became the newest
member of the Jeremiah Johnson Band after covering for their former drummer
at a benefit at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups.