Ralph Boyd Johnson & the innerCity outlaws
The Acoustic Guitar Project Final concert with 10 musicians who have each written a song in only 7 days with the same guitar.
New songs...old songs...life songs....all what Ralph does best! Ralph will be playing a "songwriters in the round" set from 8-9 with three other talented singer/songwriters. Following that he will be joined by his Inner City Outlaws: James Kukko, Brian Sovereign, Kevin Sands and Tim Williams (drummer extraordinaire) for two rocking thoroughly kickass sets. Cover $17 Reservations recommended call 403-269-5581 Ralph Boyd Johnson www.ralphboydjohnson.com Ralph has been compared to Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen and John Prine and is cut from the same cloth as icons Hank Williams Sr., Tom Waits, Lou Reed and the like. Ralph Boyd Johnson is an observer of life who writes songs and poems of every style and genre. His poetry and compelling delivery of the spoken word is what sets him apart from other songwriters. Ralph Boyd Johnson performed with Billy Cowsill for the CMT concert special, Farm Tracks, A Celebration of Roots Music in a line up with Jim Cuddy, Tim Williams, Sue Foley, Stephen Fearing, National Dust and Linda McRae. He has opened for such acts as Jeff Healy and the Matthew Good Band in 1997, Vance Gilbert and Fred Jay Eaglesmith in 1998 and Amos Garrett in 1999. He has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Alvin, Billy Cowsill, Joe Ely, Victoria Williams, Kevin Welch and Blue Rodeo. “Ralph Boyd Johnson is the real deal. You know it when you hear the commitment in his voice. You know he's lived his songs, been down a few dark alleys and come out the other end." - Holger Petersen
Sounds Like: Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, John Prine, Merle Haggard
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
"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."