Gordie Johnson is living proof that you can’t keep a good rockin’ man down. On the heels of a potentially career-altering medical ailment, instead of wallowing in self-pity, frustration and recrimination, the frontman for Canadian alt-rock legends Big Sugar, the cowboy metal Texas concoction known as Grady, bass player for Wide Mouth Mason and producer extraordinaire decided to bear down and create some new sounds.
The result is Sit Down, Servant!!, which fuses Johnson’s lifelong love for Gospel music, with his affinity for reggae stylings. Gordie Johnson’s new project – Sit Down, Servant!! – gives him the chance to combine blues and gospel with dub in his own unique way. Accompanied by Big Sugar drummer Stephane Beaudin on drums, Johnson sings and plays guitar along with his Moog bass pedals for a rousing electric set of boot-stomping tunes being heard by audiences for the first time. The musical talents of Gordie Johnson have long been an influence in the rock music world. His extraordinary guitar stylings are the driving force behind Big Sugar and Grady, two bands with large followings in North America. This is an excellent introduction to another side of the man and his music.