Jelly Roll Johnson and a Few Close Friends
“Jelly Roll Johnson and A Few Close Friends” features Johnson’s distinctive harmonica complementing acoustic performances by some of Nashville’s best singer / songwriters. With its spare production style, this album recreates the experience of Johnson’s performances with these songwriters at Nashville clubs. The result is an 11-track compilation of Americana tunes with flavors ranging from blues to pop to folk, woven together through the magic of Johnson’s soulful harp.
Singer / songwriters featured on the album perform all vocals and most of the acoustic guitar. They include: Tony Arata, writer of Garth Brooks’ hit “The Dance”; Malcolm Holcombe; Fred Knobloch, creator of George Strait’s smash “Meanwhile”; Suzi Ragsdale; and Verlon Thompson, who penned the Trisha Yearwood hit “You Say You Will.”