Photo Credit: Dylan Weller
Barrie, ON-based band, Johnson’s Creek have taken some time to chat with us. The band has recently released a brand new single, “I Like It Dirty”, check that out below and find out more about this country rock band via our newest segment of Five Questions With!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We are Johnson’s Creek, a 4 piece country-rock group from north of the GTA. Members include Glenn Code (Vocals), Michael Lanteigne (Lead Guitar), Mike Crombez (Bass) and Rick Carreiro (Drums). We formed in November 2015 and since then have had great success in what we do.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our music is country-rock or as we call it redneck rock n roll. We find inspiration for our music all over, from everyday life and many of our past experiences. We find that writing from the heart makes the best music and you can get the best connections with your audience as they can relate to your experiences.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We have several upcoming dates: Aug 23 – Prince Edward County Country Jamboree; Sept 8 – Timmins Fall Fair; Sept 29 – Beaverton Sports Bar; Nov 17 – Q-Ball Billiards and Bar in Guelph. We are constantly adding new dates so stay up to date at www.johnsonscreekband.com
We love to interact with our audiences. We bring a ton of energy on stage with us. We give 110% all the time while performing it is not uncommon to find us out in the audience playing our music, giving high fives and dancing along with our fans.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
We would all agree that our latest single “I Like It Dirty” would be the one. It’s the cleanest dirty song you’ll hear. So before you think anything funny, it’s a song about jeeping in the mud and how it’s much more fun getting dirty in the jeep.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?
Right now we are really digging Aaron Goodvin; we actually just met him when we played Timmins for Stars and Thunder; such a great guy and incredible songwriter. We’ve always liked The Roadhammers, and our musical influence and sound is much like them. Brett Kissel, we really connect with his music and songwriting, and last but not least a local guy from our neck of the woods, Marshall Dane, he’s got some great songs and his performances are always top notch.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.