Singer/songwriter Buck Johnson hails from the back roads of Shady Grove, Alabama, just outside Birmingham where he grew up singing Gospel throughout the South with his musical family. Since then he has performed in churches, bars, festivals and concert halls throughout the world. He currently is the keyboardist and backing vocalist for legendary rock band Aerosmith and has also toured and recorded with such notable artists as The Doobie Brothers, Tal Bachman, John Waite, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet, Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles and many more.
As a songwriter, Buck has been influenced by the music he grew up with…namely Southern-Rock, Gospel, Blues and English bands that were influenced by music of the South such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, The Beatles, and many others. Buck co-wrote the international hit single for Carlos Santana “Just Feel Better” featuring Steven Tyler from Aerosmith in 2005. He was a member of the Country band Whiskey Falls which had 2 Top 40 Country singles released from their self-titled 2007 album..."Last Train Running" and "Falling Into You". Buck also has had numerous songs in T.V. shows and in major film releases.
Buck is excited to announce the release of his debut album in mid 2015 on Spectra Records which will showcase songs that reflect his life journey with all it’s ups and downs. Songs like “Enjoying The Ride” and “Live For The Song” describe the musical road of a “lifer” singer-songwriter/musician with all the twists and turns. “Country, Rockin’ and Reelin” talks about his musical roots, influences, where he’s from and the musical place he lives today. “Southern Belle”, a fun, CCR influenced romp, is about the attraction to a beautiful, and fiery Southern woman. And “After All These Years” is an emotional ballad about the love shared with and commitment he has to his beautiful wife Kym.
The album consists of the world class musicians Buck has been recording and playing with in Nashville, Tn. There are also guest appearances from notable musicians like Kenny Aronoff on drums, Waddy Wachtel on guitar and Stuart Duncan on fiddle.
All the songs were written by the writing team of Buck Johnson and producer/songwriter Charlie Midnight (James Brown, Joe Cocker, The Doobie Brothers, Joni Mitchell, Jamie Johnson, Hillary Duff), with collaborations on “Enjoying The Ride” and “Live For The Song” with hit Nashville songwriter James Hicks. The album is produced by producer/mixer Mark Needham (Chris Isaak, Fleetwood Mac, The Killers), Charlie Midnight and Buck Johnson