Roots Music According to Justin Johnson


Smoke & Mirrors is Justin Johnson's debut double-album release, Recorded in part at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis TN, "the Birthplace of Rock & Roll," and in part through a series of field recordings at a Sharecroppers' Shack in the Mississippi Delta and at the Crossroads of Blues legend, "the Birthplace of the Blues."
Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer, Matt Ross-Spang
Mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer, Brad Blackwood

Album Set includes two full-length CDs and two 24-pg booklets of photos & stories behind the recordings and the 25 instruments used, from modern-built handmade roots instruments to museum relic cigar box guitars and diddley bows, dating back as far as the early 1900s. 
"a MUST for any blues lover"  
​-Vinny Marini, Music on the Couch
"it is really fantastic that you are keeping this roots music alive"
 -Freddy Jenkins, Backporch Music
"This is an outstanding release!"  
-King Biscuit Time Radio show

 •"Midnight at the Crossroads" from 'Smoke & Mirrors' was licensed to Florentine Films for Ken Burns' documentary film "Jackie Robinson," due for release on PBS in April 2016.

 •"In the Pines" from 'Smoke & Mirrors' was licensed to ad agency Wieden + Kennedy for the "Dodge Brothers" national ad campaign for Dodge Motor Company
 •"Grinnin in Your Face" from 'Smoke & Mirrors' is featured on NPR Back Porch Music's "Best of Back Porch Music Vol. 18: Old Enough to Know Better" 2015 Compilation Album. 



Tracks from "Smoke & Mirrors"
$25.00

Smoke & Mirrors
Double-Album Box Set