From the fertile musical environs of Austin Texas emerges SDS.
Gordie Johnson combines the haunting sounds the Steel Guitar with the sub-sonic electronica of the MOOG Synthesizer in a collaboration with Latin music genius Rey Arteaga ( congas ). Together with Carmelo Torres ( Timbales ) and Scott MacIntosh ( sax ) they explore the sounds of Dub Reggae, Cumbia, Son, Samba, Soul and Jazz. Listeners ( and dancers ) are often surprised to hear repertoire ranging from The Police and Earth Wind & Fire to classic jazz standards. SDS have even blended their low-end bump with rapper Bushwick Bill ( Geto Boyz ). “Gordie Johnson understands an uncanny amount of musical genres and is adept at all of them, ” says guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani who has taken SDS around the globe from the Olympia in Paris to the State Theater in Sydney Australia and across North America.