If you’re not yet into Jef Lee Johnson, the fault is mine. I should be blogging about this cat every week.
A virtuoso guitarist and idiosyncratic singer-songwriter, he has been one of my favorite recording artists for the past dozen years.
Jef Lee’s one-man-band albums offer up delights for blues and jazz heads, funkateers, black rockers, guitar fags and indie-music omnivores. Yet he’s one of America’s best-kept secrets.
Jef Lee Johnson has a new double-CD out called “Longing Belonging Ongoing.” We’re talking 30 tracks here. A lot of those tracks feel like sketches from a sketchbook, but that’s how he tends to do.
For some reason, Jef Lee released this project under the name “aka rainbow crow.” (Dude does have his quirks.) The fastest way to get your hands on “Longing Belonging” is to order directly from the Philly-based distributor Dreambox Media.
I’m streaming three cuts on my Vox blog. Click below to listen.
1. “TV people”
2. “BONE (Ghettos of the Mind)”
3. “gods gone by”