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AdHoc Premieres new LP “Velvet Arc”

Pre-orders are now available for “Velvet Arc” – my first electric band record in over a decade. In the meantime, AdHoc is premiering the first preview from the record.  

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Grayson Currin reviews Blood Moon Boulder at Indy Week

Chuck Johnson arrived late to the world of solo instrumental guitar. For nearly a quarter-century, Johnson made music in a variety of collaborative guises, from the atavistic indie rock of his ’90s tenure in Chapel Hill’s Spatula and the subsequent … Continue reading

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Blood Moon Boulder review at Aquarium Drunkard

Chuck Johnson’s 2013 long player Crows in the Basilica was one of the finest guitar soli excursions in recent memory. His latest release, Blood Moon Boulder, might just be even better. Gorgeously recorded by Trans Am’s Phil Manley, the half-dozen … Continue reading

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Paste Magazine reviews Blood Moon Boulder

As guitarist Chuck Johnson continues his work in the American Primitive tradition, pulling from the long history of folk, blues, and gospel in his own compositions, his music has gotten much more melodically entrancing and deeply emotional. The opening track … Continue reading

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Dusted reviews Blood Moon Boulder

You can’t accuse Chuck Johnson of doing the same thing over and over again. In the 22 years since his first release, a 7” split between his combo Spatula and another band called Evil Weiner, he’s played twangy and/or mathy … Continue reading

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