Quick Facts

Name

Dan Johnson

Weapon of Choice

Pedal and lap steel, plus dobro

About Dan Johnson

Synopsis

Dan Johnson is an accomplished, professional steel guitar player (both pedal and lap, plus dobro), and has spent many years in live music venues as well as being a veteran studio musician. He started his steel guitar career under the tutelage of Herb Remington, the well known steel guitar player for Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

Dan has received some outstanding reviews and critical praise on both his live performances, as well as studio work and compositions.

2011 HonkyTonkJunkie Music Awards (The Junkies)

"In keeping with tradition I am naming the my picks for who I think should have won the Country Music Association (CMA) awards, the anti-CMA’s if you will, on the day after the awards were handed out. As usual, I have made up my own rules so don’t worry if something on here is more than a year old, they’re based on things I’ve discovered over the past year. With that, I give you The Junkies. Favorite Steel Guitar Performance: Dan Johnson. "I met Dan a few times when he was playing with Doug Moreland and again recently while he was playing with Jackson Taylor and the Sinners. My friends and I still talk about those performances and how we had never seen or heard anyone play a steel guitar the way Dan does. We didn’t even know you could play one like that. For lack of a better term, Dan makes that thing his bitch."