BLUES MUSIC: Richard Johnston Interview (2003) Beale Street’s One Man Blues Band

Richard Johnston's Foot Hill Stomp - Photo courtesy Richard Johnston

writes:  Richard Johnston doesn’t need much room on a stage to perform. Tucked in behind a foot-operated drum kit, he’ll pick up a guitar, lean over towards the microphone and begin wailing the dirtiest, lowdown country blues you’ve ever heard. In a space barely the size of a postage stamp compared to the stage layouts of many blues outfits, this one man band works up a sweat pounding away at the drum set with his bare feet and tearing through songs on the guitar like a man possessed.

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