Jef Lee Johnson is a true American original and a true American gift to the musical world. Guys like Jef are the embodiment of every reason to use the phrase, He's got more talent in his pinkie than so and so has in his entire body! Problem is, especially lately, relatively dawdling critics like myself can't keep up! See, anyone who knows who Jef Lee Johnson is knows he's rippin' it up. He's rippin' it up so prolifically these days he's finished up another record, called St. Somebody, during the time it took me to get this interview down on paper, or electrons, or whatever this interview is down on.
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Everything Jef Lee Johnson does is very tasteful. He has
this innate, uncanny ability to interpret my music the way I
envision it. Within one song he can span the whole gamut of
emotions on his guitar. — Rachelle Farrell