Southern Filibuster- A Tribute to Tut Taylor

Southern Filibuster- A Tribute to Tut Taylor

Tut Taylor has a unique playing style and a gift for writing catchy, playable tunes for the dobro. He's in his late 80s now and dobro master Jerry Douglas decided it was time to pay tribute to Tut's contributions to the dobro repertoire. I am proud to be among the pickers he invited to play on this disc and, if you like dobro music, you'll be hard pressed to find a cooler album than this. Jerry said, "Everybody on this record is just a great player and they’re the cream of the crop when it comes to playing the Dobro guitar. The people on this Tut Taylor tribute record are the best that there are on the planet."

1. Southern Filibuster  JERRY DOUGLAS  2. Swampwater  BILLY CARDINE   3. Dobro Country MICHAEL WITCHER  4. Ghost Picker  ORVILLE JOHNSON 5. Black Ridge Ramble  CURTIS BURCH  6. Oasis  ROB ICKES  7. Little Green Pill CINDY CASHDOLLAR  8. This Ain't Grass MIKE AULDRIDGE  9. Me and My Dobro FERRELL STOWE  10. Oozin' The Blues RANDY KOHRS 11.Acoustic Toothpick PHIL LEADBETTER  12. Resophonic Guitar ANDY HALL  13. Reso Fandango MEGAN LOVELL  14 . Stevens Steel IVAN ROSENBERG

You can get this at iTunes, Amazon, or if you'd like to order directly from me, see the How to Order page.

Johnson, Miller & Dermody - We Heard the Voice of a Porkchop

We Heard the Voice of a Porkchop    NEW!!!

The latest, greatest in country blues stylings by three of the best, Orville Johnson, John Miller, and Grant Dermody. Covering folks like Blind Willie Johnson and Mance Lipscomb, ferreting out the finest traditional blues and making up a couple of their own, the boys bring it with them when they come. Music critics and lovers of fine southern cuisine would call this album "savory".

1. Rain Don't Fall  2. Take Me Back  3. I'm Behind the Eight Ball Now 4. I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop  5. Motherless Child  6. Blackbird Blues  7. Down to the Hills  8. I'd Do It All Again  9. I'm Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table  10. Your Place Is Here with Me  11. I Shall Not Be Moved              

 

You can purchase Freehand online from CD Baby, download it fromiTunes or see the How to Order page for mail order instructions.

Orville Johnson - Freehand

Freehand

This album is half vocal tunes and half instrumentals featuring my dobro playing. I cover songs by John Hartford, Bill Monroe, Leonard Bernstein, Mick Jagger, among others, and I wrote one myself. Two of my all-time favorite dobroists Mike Auldridge and Stacy Phillips join me for some fun on cuts 2 (Stacy) and 6 (Mike). Music critics would call this album "eclectic".


1. Imitation of the Blues, 2. Dobro Rhumba, 3. Somewhere (West Side Story), 4. You Are the One, 5. A Lua do Amazonia, 6. Rocky Road Blues, 7. As Tears Go By, 8. Yazoo City Jail, 9. Waggy Tail, 10. Today

 

You can purchase Freehand online from CD Baby, download it from iTunes, or see the How to Order page for mail order instructions.

Orville Johnson - Blueprint for the Blues

Blueprint for the Blues

My tribute to the great country blues artists that inspired me in my early years of playing. I have songs here by Son House, Rev. Gary Davis, Willie Dixon, Henry Townsend, and more, plus a few originals. Music critics would call this album "finger lickin' good".


1. Grinnin' in Your Face, 2. Good Understanding, 3. Tired Chicken Blues, 4. Rainy City Blues, 5. God's Gonna Ease My Troublin' Mind, 6. The Other Side of Life, 7. My Sweet Octoroon, 8. If You Need Me, 9. The Last Meal, 10. Death Don't Have No Mercy, 11. Tears Come Rollin' Down, 12. Tell Old Bill, 13. Blueprint for the Blues

You can purchase Blueprint for the Blues online from CD Baby, download it from iTunes, or see the How to Order page for mail order instructions.

Orville Johnson - Slide & Joy!

Slide & Joy

This is my all-instrumental CD featuring my dobro stylings. Many genres are represented including blues, jazz, bluegrass, N'Awlins second-line party groove, Celtic, and some originals. I have an all-star cast of outstanding pickers joining with me. Music critics would call this album "dazzling".

1. Mardi March, 2. Old Riverman, 3. Bad Self, 4. Walker's Air, 5. Mambolaya, 6. Fried Onions, 7. Zebadiah Stomp, 8. First Song, 9. Weeping Cedar, 10. Squirrel's Revenge, 11. Splendor in Feathers

You can purchase Slide & Joy online from CD Baby, download it from iTunes, or see the How to Order page for mail order instructions.

Laura Love & Orville Johnson - The Sweeter the Juice

The Sweeter The Juice

Folk-funk bassist Laura Love and master country blues guitarist / dobro man Orville Johnson get together and peel the paint off the walls with their fine picking and electrifying vocals. Folk, bluegrass, gospel, spirituals, originals, stirring anthems - it's all here. Music critics would say " soul oozes from every pore of this CD and the folky-funky-hunky tunky blues will set your hair on fire!"

1. Cotton Eyed Joe / Ruby (Are You Mad At Your Man), 2. King Jesus / I'm Workin' on a Building, 3. Load Up / Eyes on the Prize, 4. Nobody's Fault But Mine, 5. Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Swing Down Chariot, 6. Passin', 7. Livin' In a Dream, 8. We Shall Not Be Moved / Stayed On Freedom, 9. When He Calls Me, 10. Yes We Can

Visit CD Baby or iTunes to order or check out the How to Order page for instructions on ordering directly from Orville Johnson

Johnson, Miller & Dermody - Deceiving Blues

Deceiving Blues

This CD features legendary fingerstyle blues guitarist John Miller, tonemeister Grant Dermody on harmonica, and yours truly on mandolin, dobro, and rubboard. We all sing on this program of acoustic country blues recorded live in the studio in real time.

No headphones, no "studio magic", just pure heartfelt blues played by guys who love it and know it. We're all very proud of the disc. Music critics would call this one "classic country blues by contemporary masters of the artform".
1. Mother Earth, 2. Springtime Blues, 3. Stewball, 4. Some of These Days,5. Witching Hour Blues, 6. Deceiving Blues, 7. Soul of a Man, 8. Bull Doze Blues, 9. Polly Put the Kettle On, 10. Trouble in Mind, 11. Depot Blues, 12. I Will Do My Last Singing

Visit CD Baby to order Deceiving Blues online,
or see the How to Order page for mail order instructions.

The Kings of Mongrel Folk™

The Kings of MongrelFolk

The first album by Mark Graham and I as the mighty Kings of MongrelFolk. People were startled by the audacity of such humor, puffery, and tomfoolery! I don't believe they've gotten over it yet! Music critics would call this album "pointedly fruity yet quaffable".

1. Last Words, 2. Everybody Ought to Change, 3. Blueprint for the Blues, 4. Their Brains Were Small, 5. Hoof n' Mouth, 6. Billy Gray, 7. Stormy Weather, 8. Oedipus Rex, 9. Tap Dancin' on the Moon, 10. When Love Has Gone Away, 11. Neighbor of the Beast, 12. Highlander's Farewell/Old Shoemaker/Dunbar, 13. Monkey with a Typewriter, 14. Freedom for the Stallion

You can purchase The Kings of Mongrel FolkTM online from CD Baby, download it from iTunes, or see the How to Order page for mail order instructions.

The Kings of Mongrel Folk™ - Still Goin' Strong

Still Goin' Strong

Mark Graham and I gather up some pals and cook up another pot of MongrelFolkTM for you. Mostly original music with disturbingly colorful humor and twisted insight into the human and not-so-human condition. Music critics would call this album "puzzling".

1. Still Goin' Strong, 2. Shadrach, 3. Corn Kingdom Come, 4. The Sleeper, 5. That's No Way to Get Along, 6. Dead of Night, 7. After the Fall, 8. Come Back Baby, 9. Always Something, 10. Strange, 11. High and Lonesome, 12. Tennessee Robot

You can purchase Still Goin' Strong online from CD Baby, download it from iTunes, or see the How to Order page for mail order instructions.

Cephas, Johnson & Mann - Together in Las Vegas

Together in Las Vegas

Woody Mann, John Cephas, and I did a gig as a trio in Las Vegas a few years ago.We had so much fun we decided to record a bunch of the music we learned for the show. I mostly play dobro so it's chock-full of my style of blues dobro, there's plenty of masterful guitaring, and we each sing a few. Music critics would call this disc "rollicking". 


1. Flip Flop and Fly, 2. Soul of a Man, 3. Broke Down Engine, 4. Death Don't Have No Mercy, 5. How You Want Your Loving Done, 6. Love Crazy, 7. Jesus is Calling, 8. Richmond Blues, 9. Try Me, 10. Girl of Seven, 11. Illinois Blues, 12. Careless Love, 13. I Will Do My Last Singing

You can purchase Together in Las Vegas online from CD Baby, download it from iTunes, or see the How to Order page for mail order instructions.

Mandomorphosis

MandoMorphosis

This is a creative collaboration of seven mandolin players who have joined forces to explore the boundaries of new acoustic music. The disc takes many twists and turns, ranging from high-energy tunes with traditional roots, to free-wheeling jams,to fresh arrangements of classical works, to spontaneous group improvisations. While the music is mandocentric, you'll also hear lots of violin, guitar, and I get in many licks on the dobro as well. Music critics would say "Look up eclectic in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of Mandoorphosis right there."


1.Crash, 2. Matt's Idea, 3. A Minor Squabble, 4. Impromptu Redux, 5. Santa Morena, 6. CrimeDog, 7. Zone 429, 8. Hamhock's Razor, 9. Pete's Wish, 10. Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2, 11. MandoMorphosis, 12. Out of the Furnace and Into the Fire, 13. Nero's Fiddle, 14. Dos Somorgujos, 15. Ghostown, 16. Ed, 17. Cascadia Raga

Visit CD Baby to order MandoMorphosis online,
or see the How to Order page for mail order instructions.

Orville Johnson & Scott Weiskopf (Law)

Orville Johnson & Scott Weiskopf (Law)

Scott and I made this in 1996 when we were playing together a lot. Scott's been playing with a host of great musicians and bands.

Check his website for details. I still have a few copies of this folk-funk-singer-songwriter opus left and when they're gone, by golly, they're gone! Music critics would call this album "a collector's item".

1. Rich Man's Country, 2. These Lines, 3. The Sleeper, 4. Queen Victrola, 5. Blueprint for the Blues, 6. World Will Turn, 7. She's a Mystery, 8. Stranger in Me, 9. Instead of Me, 10. Wildwood Green

Currently available only by mail order. Visit the How to Order page for instructions.

Jo Miller and Laura Love Sing Bluegrass - featuring Orville Johnson

The Jo Miller & Laura Love Connection

This is the only disc I carry that isn't mine. I'm playing a lot of dobro, guitar, and mandolin, probably the most strictly bluegrass picking I have on disc. Jo and Laura sing all the tunes, mostly bluegrass standards, beautifully. Music critics would call this album "hauntingly sweet".


1. Some Old Day, 2. Blue and Lonesome, 3. What About You, 4. Dear Old Southern Home, 5. My Native Home, 6. Bury Me Beneath the Willow, 7. Blue Railroad Train, 8. My Sweet Love Ain't Around, 9. Don't You Call My Name, 10. Sittin' Alone in the Moonlight, 11. Somebody Loves You, 12. Dear Companion, 13. Everybody Leaves, 14. Old Black Mt. Trail, 15. There Ain't No Ash Will Burn, 16. Golden River

 Currently available only by mail order. Visit the How to Order page for instructions.

Mini-Calendar

  • Mar 26
    Old Edison Inn,  Bow
     
  • Apr 1
    Dobro WkShop@ Dusty Strings,  Seattle
     
  • Apr 2
    Highway 99 Blues Club,  Seattle
     
  • Apr 8
    Lead Guitar WkShop@Dusty Strings,  Seattle
     
  • Apr 21
    Portland Folk Music,  Portland
     

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