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Ralph Boyd Johnson

Rank #32 CA Calgary, AB, CA Country / roots / Indie Rock


Sounds Like: Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, John Prine, Merle Haggard

Label: independent

Manager: independent

Bio: Ralph Boyd Johnson is a world-class singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The title "songwriter" does not clearly define Ralph’s work. He’s a wordsmith, a poet, and an observer of life who writes songs and poems of every style and genre. His poetry and compelling delivery of the spoken... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Ralph Boyd Johnson has a show on 2014-08-10 at 15:00 @ National Music Centre in Calgary, AB http://t.co/i7bzr70Ipz #concert


"Backed by the Inner City Outlaws, '1723 9 Street SW' acts as a 10-song revue of rootsrock styles and showcases Johnson’s command of songcraft. From the Tex-Mex kick of 'Adios Santa Rosa' to the joyful reggae lilt of 'Blue Bird' to the Tom Waits-inspired, spoken-word jolt of 'Ol’ Black Crow', the album certainly has an air of celebration to it...So it’s not surprising that Cowsill, onetime 1960s teen heartthrob of the family band that The Partridge Family was modelled after, haunts much of 1723 9 Street SW, Johnson’s stunning sophomore disc that pays tribute to his years spent at the house."
— Eric Volmers, Penguin Eggs
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Songs from the bunker
Jan 20, 2011
Will be recording in Night Deposits Studios till I'm daylight sick. Dark songs, ... [more]
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  • Bonnie McGill (Artist) Bonnie McGill
    Now THIS is Keeping it COUNTRY STONG I love every song here great voice and kinda a calypso beat ,, ,, Have a great Saturday,,,
  • Chad Loch (Artist) Chad Loch
    Excellent Songwriting !
  • Donnie Stovall (Artist) Donnie Stovall
    Great lyrics,great songs,,,,,,,
  • Xenophanes Productions (Artist) Xenophanes Productions
    Top notch.
  • Netty Mac (Artist) Netty Mac
    Dropping by to get my fix of our amazing local talent.. My fave is 'Hit the Deck'- Vox & BU Fox killer and really dig the production of the song; to me it chugs like a train...
  • Scott Fischer (Artist) Scott Fischer
    Love this stuff - right up my alley! Scott
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Q: Which Shel Silverstein song would you pour over 1 st ??
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