Jeremiah Johnson – Unemployed Highly Annonyed
Format: CD
Label: RUF Records
Release: 2020

Release Date: October 23, 2020

Jeremiah Johnson takes the dangers of the COVID-19 virus as seriously as his music career. But no matter how you look at it, the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has effectively put him out of work.

“Unemployed Highly Annoyed” is Johnson’s response to the adverse situation. Quarantined at home for months, Johnson decided it was time to get creative. “Being forced into unemployment has been beyond frustrating. I decided to produce an album of songs inspired by the “Covid-19 Pandemic” and try to turn the roller coaster of emotions into something musical.

This is truly a concept album.” Johnson exclaims. The final product is a first-class Blues/Roots Rock record that is packed full of stunning guitar work coupled with soulfully passionate bluesy southern vocals. “Unemployed Highly Annoyed” is a striking musical reflection of the times that delivers a message the entire world can relate to.

Jeremiah Johnson blends the sounds of the south, with Mississippi River blues and a touch of country flair. Emotionally charged southern blues rock, powered by the common man’s passion for life and all the struggles in-between.

Songs with meaning, a powerfully persuasive voice and master class musicianship. “Unemployed Highly Annoyed” has caught lightning in a bottle with this masterful snapshot of these difficult times and is truly a testament to his talent. Possibly the best record of Johnsons career, born from the most challenging time in his life as a musician.

01. Burn Down The Garden
02. Muddy Black Water
03. Cherry Red Wine
04. Daddy’s Going Out Tonight
05. Unemployed Highly Annoyed
06. Different Plan For Me
07. Love And Sympathy
08. Rock N Roll For The Soul

Website: Jeremiah Johnson Band

Recensie: Jeremiah Johnson – Heavens to Betsy

Photo credits: Dawn Wilcox