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Brian C Peters


From:
Eagan Minnesota
Post Posted 21 Aug 2017 9:09 am     Reply with quote

Michael Johnson's memorial was held yesterday at the Dakota Jazz club in downtown Minneapolis. I was lucky enough to be able to play steel and guitar with him occasionally from 2000 - 2008. He was a brilliant guitarist, songwriter, humorist, and storyteller. He would often use Sonny Garrish and Jerry Douglass on many of his records.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ1bGJBUmk8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWkrPO9H9sw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDnnZpCNKjA

This article pretty much sums up Michael's journey of being a full time musician. Please read.
http://performingsongwriter.com/the-perseverance-of-michael-johnson/
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Brett Day


From:
Pickens, SC
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 12:13 pm     Reply with quote

I listened to Michael's music as a kid in the 80s. I remember on CMT back in the 80s, they used to show music videos of his live performances, and he would sing "Bluer Than Blue" and "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder". On his albums, he used two of my favorite musicians, Jerry Douglas and Sonny Garrish
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 1:20 pm     Reply with quote

I didn't realize he had passed. I remember hearing him at the Bluebird in Nashville back in the 80's. What a talented, insightful person. Brian, I'm sure you deeply treasure the time you spent with him. RIP Michael.
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 23 Aug 2017 8:04 am     Reply with quote

Another irreplaceable loss. RIP, MJ.
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