September 05, 2021

Josephine Johnson: Double High Five

Roots singer-songwriter Josephine Johnson breaks out of the folk country mold on her new EP, Double High Five. After kicking off with the bold Built to Last, she changes gears with the gentle tenor ukulele instrumental In the Field, a showcase for her fluidity, with just a little bit of echo to emphasize the notes, a trick that is repeated for the title track. Country fans will love the melancholy of Where I Belong, with Andrew Sovine playing a wide array of guitars.

Her cover of Sam Phillips' Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us is as close as she ever got being a torch song singer: sad, but powerful, and coming out on top. Bowing out with the mid-tempo rocker Feather Song Johnson brings her visits to the main construction sites of Americana to a close. And like any guide who knows how to get the attention of the tourists, she shows them bits that the books only mention in passing.

Josephine Johnson: vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor ukulele
Andrew Sovine: slide, lap, electric & bass guitars, omnichord, percussion
Mike Kapitan: additional keys & percussion
Rob Heath: drums on "Feather Song"

Josephine Johnson: Double High Five

Double High Five is a self-released EP.

  1. Built to Last
  2. In the Field
  3. Double High Five
  4. Where I Belong
  5. Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
  6. Feather Song

Live dates:
  • 09/07 Savannah, GA @ Public Kitchen & Bar
  • 09/09 Savannah, GA @ Jazz'd


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