Orville Johnson
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Orville Johnson
Orville Johnson
Edwardsville, Illinois, U.S.
GenresFolk, blues, jazz
Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, Dobro

Orville Johnson is an American resonator guitar player born in 1953 in Edwardsville, Illinois.[1] He came up in the St. Louis, Missouri music scene.[2] A frequent session musician, he also has released a number of solo and group albums. He has appeared on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on television.

Johnson made his film debut in Georgia, appearing as a musician.[1]

He is a singer, instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter, session player, and teacher. As his entry in the Encyclopedia of Northwest Music (Sasquatch Press, 1999) states, he has become a vital figure on the Northwest music scene.[1] He has appeared on over 400 albums, movie and video soundtracks, and commercials, produced 22 albums for other musicians, and hosted a roots music radio show.[]

Johnson has taught at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop as well as the International Guitar Seminar, Port Townsend Blues Workshop, Euro-Blues Workshop, and B.C. Bluegrass Workshop.[]




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  1. ^ a b c Bush, James (1999). Encyclopedia of Northwest Music: From Classical Recordings to Classic Rock Performances, Your Guide to the Best of the Region. Seattle, Washington: Sasquatch Books. pp. 247-248. ISBN 1-57061-141-6.
  2. ^ Hartt, Jordan. "Make Your Guitar Sing: An Interview with Orville Johnson". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved .

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