New Release Good to Go – ZYX / Pepper Cake
Canada/US - October 13, 2009
John Campbelljohn – vocals, slide/lap-steel/pedal-steel/standard guitar
Andrew Lambert – bass guitar, background vocals
Neil Robertson – drums, background vocals
John Campbelljohn has seven releases under his belt and has learned a thing or two about doing it right. And he's got the awards to prove it - having earned such accolades as "Canadian Slide Guitarist of the Year" and "Blues Guitarist of the Year" in a country that honors its blues heroes. Don't let that make you think he'd sit back to bask in the glory - he'd rather keep stretching his personal boundaries and work to perfect his craft.
Campbelljohn treats the blues as hard work and this work ethic can be realized in his prolific songwriting and heard in his music. Good To Go - his latest release, pairs Campbelljohn with a strong, international label, ZYX / Pepper Cake, promising to enlarge his audience on a global scale.
Good To Go makes the perfect evolutionary statement from his last album, named 2007's "Blues Recording of the Year" - Weight of the World. Good to Go continues to advance Campbelljohn's inventive approach to the blues, blending it with rock, Celtic and reggae twists and adding such innovations as his skilled use of pedal steel guitar to the mix of 12 originals.
The caliber of his songwriting - drawing attention from television and movie interests (including Sony Pictures Television) as well as his legion of fans - reflects a deep-rooted passion for what he does. Good to Go marks the next important stage in Campbelljohn's development as a revered national treasure. For those unfamiliar with the man's work, prepare yourself. And know that you'd be wise to get a copy of Good To Go ...before it's all gone.