Justin Johnson is a Nashville based American musician. However, he is so much more than an ordinary guitar player. His playing style is mesmerizing to watch on its own, there is no doubt he is a talented musician and his videos become even more impressive when you realize he is playing a guitar that is built out of a shovel.
Justin is super creative with his craft. Not only crafting wonderful music but crafting his own wonderful instruments to play with. There are videos of Justin playing all sorts of novel guitars which he has made himself including a skateboard guitar and a shovel guitar.
Lauded as an “American Master” by John Carter Cash (the only child of the legendary Johnny Cash) and as a “Musical Visionary” by Ted Nugent (the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes) and Justin has been declared a “must-see act” by Guitar World. Justin has clearly received some of the highest accolades within the industry.
Justin won the Slidestock International Slide Guitar Championship with his unique style and has been releasing his own music which has been licensed to Wieden & Kennedy, Ken Burns, Dodge Motor Co and Florentine Films.
Justin continues to create, write and design new riffs, songs and instruments keeping his worldwide fan base super engaged whilst always attracting more adoring fans.
Justin’s influences are:
Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Tony Rice, Doc Watson, David Grissman, Jerry Garcia, Leonard Cohen, Andreas Oberg, Muddy Waters, Lightning Hopkins, Robert Johnson
If you would like to see more videos from Justin or become a super fan, check out the link below!