The Typical Johnsons are a Folk/Americana/Roots Rock hybrid from Minster, Ohio. GCP host/producer Izzy Rock traveled to Minster to chat with the band about their 2018 release “In Other Words”, a nine song EP produced by Patrick Times and recorded at Reel Love Recording Studio in Dayton. The first half of the podcast is Izzy catching up with the band and the second half is Izzy playing five songs from the new release.
Long – time friends Jeremy and Lynne began practicing and writing music in 2012 and at the time, neither of them had been playing for more than a year. Knowing only that the lyrics that they were writing could be drawn directly from their lives, they learned on the go preferring to gain experience by playing live shows. Described by listeners as a Folk/ Americana / Roots Rock hybrid in the DIY tradition; the lyrical content is the focal point of all the original songs. Delving into the familiar territory of a life lived, relationships and past success/regrets the music through the filter of both artists attempts to take on a life of its own.
Drawing on influences from old Americana artists as well as modern Songwriters the duo tries to maintain the feeling involved with each topic they write about putting their own personal spin on each of the genres they cross.
Maintaining a “bare bones” approach as much as possible and focusing primarily on the lyrics, in each song they attempt to show a snapshot from the story of a life.
Jeremy and Lynne’s first release, the full length album “Drawing Blood” was released in March of 2015 and for the next year Jeremy and Lynne continued to perform live as a duo, booking and writing and making new connections. Within the same release year Jeremy and Lynne were also the proud recipients of the Ohio Music Award for “Best Folk Song” in 2015; for the track “Inside My Head” off of Drawing Blood.
Hitting the studio in early 2016 the duo reformed themselves as “JL & The Typical Johnsons” which feature the brothers Andy and Jeff Brogan on lead guitar and bass guitar. In 2016 The Typical Johnsons released “The Sailor & The Siren” a six song (plus two bonus tracks) EP highlighting what their songs can be with the new lineup.
The Typical Johnsons were previous guests on #441 http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3173 and #459 http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3236
#1 Lo-Fi (Featuring John Hendry) previously a guest on #428 http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3132
#2 Drawing Blood
#3 All I Need (Featuring Seth Canan) previously a guest on #495 http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3360
#4 This Is A Note
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