Son of John is a country/roots duo from Castlegar, British Columbia and if you can’t tell, they’re father & son 🙂 Johnny P. Johnson has been making music for over 25 years as a solo artist and front man, His son Javan Johnson, is a multi-instrumentalist and emerging country singer/songwriter. They’ve been playing music together for over a decade and in 2017, they decided to join forces and form the duo, Son of John – the name chosen as a play on their shared last name. They released their debut single “Country Pure” in June 2019, shortly afterwards Javan was nominated for Fiddle/Mandolin Player of the Year at the BC Country Music Awards – and Son of John scored their first BCCMA nomination for Traditional Country/Roots Artist of the Year.
Son of John doesn’t quite fit the mold – on purpose. Country runs deep in their veins, with Johnny actively farming each year on the Saskatchewan prairies where he was born and raised and Javan growing up on the river in the mountains on the family farm in rural BC. So, you can say Son of John doesn’t make “fake country songs’, with their rootsy instrumentations – fiddle, mandolin, banjos and dobros, – capturing an authentic acoustic sound. With or without their full band on stage, their live show can bring the two-step to the party, or they can croon with harmonies only the same DNA can create.