Unquestionably one of Australia's hardest working, full time touring Australian Troubadours. Described as an indelible and lofty acoustic guitar driven songwriter. His admirable qualities are detailed lyric's, memorable stories and noteworthy guitar playing.
Currently touring "Head Towards The Sun" his fourth studio album which boasts a rich intimate focus on voice and a raft of witty narratives. Born, more so, in this album then previous releases is the uncluttered presence of a band. Instead, there is a rootsy and very grounded bed of music played by himself and the co-producer/ engineer Mark Myers (The Middle East).
Touring full time and driving an average of 20,000km to promote each album, living full time in a tour bus, visiting regional and urban Australia to promote music to a very personalised fan base.
A great deal of his song content is extracted from a cross section of Australian demographic's in its natural and Urban landscape. Songs reeling with character struggle, escape, fact, hope, displacement and recovery.
Troubadour, Raconteur, Bard, Touring Artist, Songwriter, Award winning Film clip producer and Director, Actor and respected figure in his arts community. His live concert reviews have liken him with similarity to Harry Manx, Steve Kilbey, Bruce Cockburn, Jeff Lang, Colin Hay and Shane Howard.
With accolades to have played for "Prince William of the Royal family" and support act for acclaimed international touring acts Gomez, Donovan Frankenreiter, Harry Manx and Australia's own Hat Fitz & Cara, Angus and Julia Stone, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party), Neil Murray, The Basics, Skinny Jean Band, Thelma Plum and so on.
Playing custom built acoustic guitar by Jim Newman of Bonny Hills, NSW and of course a vintage Eston resonator imported from Europe by Antonio Lamberti in the seventies.
"Authentic, Refreshing and Reminiscent of the late Colin Minus" Cara Robinson (Hat Fits & Cara)
"Jeremiah Johnson's performance was outstanding!"
Michael Crowley Program Director (Tablelands Folk Festival)
"He creates immediate and earthy music"
David Stavanger (Ghost Boy)
"His song Bellenden Ker is pure folk brilliance"
Jesse Kuch (Cairns Hit Magazine)
"Jeremiah Johnson is the entire music package"
Roz Pappalardo (Women in Docs)
"Homeland' is Ten wonderful songs from a great Australian Songwriter"
Roland Landzorne (Kanga Route France)
Music by my own definition is "painting invisible pictures using sound". A music career identified as "one of many goals in the process of making great music". I'm not overly romanced by the fame of others but more so inspired by the success of great musicians like Jeff Lang, Steve Kilbey, Bruce Cockburn, Paul Westerburg, Harry Manx and others who have mastered their song craft and instruments.
– Jeremiah Johnson