Long-time friend of Gordie Johnson’s, Whipper Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble, Arc Angels) laid down some beats during SDS’s extended residency at The Continental Club Gallery in Austin Texas on Monday April 1st, and that ain’t no April fool’s joke.
Gordie and Whipper go wayyyyy back to the days of Double Trouble, and Big Sugar’s first tour was opening for the Arc Angels.
The jam was so sweet, that Whipper is going to sit in once again on April 8th.
AND…in other tour news:
SDS is bringing their brand of blues/gospel/dub to Guerro’s on June 5th. If you’re in the Austin area, be sure to stop in a check it out!
The year has just begun, so stay tuned! More dates are coming down the pipe and we’ll keep y’all posted!
Sit Down, Servant!! has never been content to rest on their laurels, and this trip to Austin is no different.
Along with their Monday night residency at The Continental Club Gallery, the blues/gospel/dub duo is spreading their brand of floor shaking, boot stomping good times to the rest of the music capital.
Have you heard the news? Well, if you’re in Austin this February, it’s all good! Sit Down, Servant!! will be doing a residency at The Continental 10:30 PM every Monday night. Here’s a sample from fan Mike Robinson who posted this great footage on Youtube.
Big Sugar may not be in Ottawa this time around, but Gordie will be kicking it old school at Irene’s Pub as Sit Down, Servant! on November 20th. Make sure to get your tickets early as seating is limited!
Johnson debuts new Gospel-inspired project by Jim Barber
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.
The project, which also features Big Sugar drummer Stephane Beaudin as Johnson’s accompanist, is currently touring Canada and will appear at the Mansion in Kingston on Friday.
And longtime Johnson fans will notice the versatile shredder playing a lot of lap steel and utilizing some simpler chording structures with his left hand.