Neo-Traditional Country Music with Americana and Bluegrass influences is the focus of Greensboro, NC, native Addison Johnson, as he joins the effort of those determined to revive the sounds, feelings and content associated with the industry’s pioneers. His music is inspired by the work of legends like George Jones, Lefty Frizzell and Waylon Jennings. He also draws inspiration from the more modern version of that traditional sound from artists like Alan Jackson and Sturgill Simpson.
Addison is an experienced performer, and brilliant songwriter. He has an impeccable ability to develop a hook when writing a song, while focusing on the story-telling emphasis of the genre’s past. He builds a connection with an audience by using his ability to set up a song with a back-story that makes each person feel as though he’s speaking to them one-on-one. His gift is to then deliver a song in a way that appears to flow effortlessly from his soul and solidify that connection with the audience.
Often quoted as saying that, “Country music is not just about pickup trucks,” Addison devotes his time in developing song content that is based on personal or observed experiences that allow him to take the listener on a journey to re-live it right along with him. Addison’s downtime is spent refining his craft, and he logs countless hours each week in songwriting sessions.
With strong lyrical content that will draw you into the story he’s telling, Addison’s songs take you on a journey to a time when country music was reflective of the working class American. Addison’s approach to songwriting brings those stories to life once again. Real. Traditional. Country.
It’s clear after hearing Addison’s work that he is definitely someone to watch as his career takes off. If you love country music, then you will love Addison Johnson!