Johnny Childs: Crazy Beautiful Blues (CD) (Released 2022)
BLUES ROCK GUITAR PHENOM JOHNNY CHILDS
ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED GENRE BENDING NEW STUDIO ALBUM.
A NEW LANDSCAPE OF THE BLUES PAINTED BY A TRUE ONE OF A KIND ARTIST
JULY 05, 2022 – Johnny Childs has announced the upcoming release of his brand-new studio album ‘Crazy Beautiful Blues’, due out on August 6. ‘Crazy Beautiful Blues’ is a testament to his credentials and a toast to his longtime fans. His new sound has a raw and vital flavor, combined with a resolute skill that can only be gained through years of perseverance and unyielding dedication. It’s Johnny Childs at his finest, ready to rock. "A new landscape of the blues painted by a true one of a kind Artist" (Blues Underground Network) "Seldom have we heard an artist so firmly rooted in the genre yet so riding on the edge of inventive and creative twists within." (Barellhouse Blues)
Johnny's first new studio album release in seven years was recorded in SE Florida at Markee Music Studios. The album rediscovers Childs at a newfound peak with heartfelt songwriting and an unparalleled Blues Rock prowess delivered with a tasty and deeply evocative feel. "You can hear the pain, passion and love in every single note of Johnny Childs" (Wasser Prawda Magazine). ‘Crazy Beautiful Blues’ follows Johnny’s constant evolution as he continues to forge ahead, bending genres, breaking down walls and defying the odds of the music industry. The new album showcases a dialed in Childs with 8 new originals and 4 well placed and reworked signature covers. An eclectic mix of hard driving blues rock with hypnotic grooves such as the title track Crazy Beautiful Blues, Night Driver, Gonna Miss You and a searing rendition of Jeff Healy's See The Light, fast stomping boogies with My Baby Likes To Boogie and the instrumental Chromatic Boogie, as a well a soothing melodic chapter featuring Fairwell My Love, I'm A Crow, The Healing Game, and Real Gone, this album has it all. The instrumental Bluespocalypse features a ferocious guitar vertuosity that combines a roller coaster of raw emotion and skill with blues, rock and neo classical riffing in a dramatic yet fun arrangement.
Johnny has often been likened to a cubis painter on guitar "Paints blues riffs as radically as Picasso, He pushes blues to experimental and quirky heights" (Southland Blues), loved by many as the ultimate guitar hero, cited by critics as “A songwriter with an unusual flair for exciting arrangements, rhythms and dynamics." (Roots and Blues Magazine) and now the music mastermind has found yet another layer of immense new artistry to share with his fans.
For the album, Childs hit the studio with longtime veteran sidemen Ephraim Lowell on Drums (Roomful of Blues, Albert Catiglia, Monster Mike Welch), Charles Gasper on Bass (David Shelley, Eric McFadden, Frank Bang) and Mark Mancini on Piano and Organ (Chuck Berry, Little Buster, Bobby Nathan). ‘Crazy Beautiful Blues’ will be available on CD and Digital and released on Childs’ own record label, Sunhouse Records.
1 Crazy Beautiful Blues
2 Night Driver
3 My Baby Likes To Boogie
4 Gonna Miss You
5 Healing Game
6 Fairwell My Love
7 Real Gone
8 Chromatic Boogie
9 I'm A Crow
11 Used To Be Down
12 See The Light