Blues fans across the country are reinforcing their shoe leather after hearing The Johnson Stompers are back! Known for the ability to pull a crowd onto their feet and keep them jumping, the Stompers burst out of the Queensland heat in the early 1990’s, and quickly attracted a following in Brisbane and on the Australian circuit that made their first album - Bush Telegraph. The Stompers still hold the record for the amount of shows played in a year. Between Blackall and Anakie, the Stompers worked out they had averaged the same distance as if they had gone three times around the planet each year all within the borders on the sunshine state while touring via Queensland Arts Council.
Johnson Stompers are back performing with their original line-up – Nigel Oliver, Michael Tully, Matt Moline, Uthal Plantener and the same livewire approach, honed by the subsequent years of extensive playing and performing with various individual projects. Much anticipation surrounds their new album release, due in April, reportedly setting fire to Robert Johnson’s cannon also featuring the songs of Fred McDowell, Big Bill Broonzy and Tampa Red amongst many other delta blues legends. Expect to hear some of the best high-energy Delta blues, Piedmont blues, Primitive Blues and Hillside Blues this side of the Mississippi mudflats. Expect to see audiences dancing to the end, and then demanding more