Pat Johnson Songs From The Town Boredom Built

Pat Johnson knows a thing or two about style. The blues loving singer-songwriter from Brockville, ON has crafted an admiral debut that runs the gamut from angry hillbilly reggae to Beatnik gumshoe groove. Johnson's clean finger-style guitar gives the bluesier material a Mississippi John Hurt sort of charm and his lyrics are humorous and entertaining. What really makes this debut stand out though is the addition of what might be the most stylish of all instruments — the tuba. The duets between the tuba and guitar found here would surely make even Taj Mahal crack a smile. (Independent)