Hailed by Guitar World as a must see act and dubbed “The Wizard” for his mastery of stringed instruments, Justin Johnson has earned many accolades including a 1st place win in the Slidestock International Slide Guitar Competition. His virtuosic playing style has earned him endorsements from guitar and instrument builders around the world, as well as MojoBone Works Custom Guitar Slides. Justin is also one of a select few guitarists that have been hand-picked to perform for the Woodstock International Luthiers' Showcase in the USA, and the Deloraine Stringfest in Australia, highlighting the work of many of the finest acoustic guitar builders in the world.
Justin Johnson is one of the premier cigar box guitar performers playing today, highlighting the traditional American Roots instrument in a way that honors the history of the instrument while innovating new approaches by incorporating modern technology. Justin expertly builds layers of music to create a full-band show as a soloist, incorporating up to a dozen stringed instruments including one-string diddley bows, acoustic and electric 6-string guitars, 12-string guitar, cigar box guitars, resonators, mandolin, and percussion.
With a style firmly rooted in Blues tradition, but not afraid to break new ground, Justin's unique sound is the direct result of his passion for combining and advancing widely varying musical forms from all corners of the world. The result is a sound unlike any other~ sincere and soulful explorations, waxing between playful romps across the strings, hauntingly pensive Gypsy dreamscapes, and gritty, driving Blues.
Justin has shared bills with many well-known acts such as The Allman Brothers, Victor Wooten, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jeff Coffin, Widespread Panic, Matisyahu, Tim Reynolds, and Chris Thomas King, among others.
Justin’s innovative approach is garnering strong international attention. We are proud to be introducing 2014 tour dates throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and the UK.