The music Johnson now plays shows all of his influences. He covers artists from Muddy Waters to Gordon Lightfoot, from the Beatles to Merle Haggard, from Frank Sinatra to Emmy Lou Harris & Billy Holiday. Coale’s extensive original songs can best be described as folk/rock/jazz with a subtle twang.
WMKY Sunday night jazz showcase
“A very underrated guitarist. I recommend the track “Italia” “
“Thanks a million. Been dying to hear this song again. you saved my life.”
“Man this is nice”
“Love this one”
from folk legend ramblin’ Jack Elliot. — “Coale Johnson sings ’em right”
From multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven emcee at the Millpond Festival in Bishop:
“One man with a guitar, done right”
From a European jazz guitar website: “Where is this guy? If I’m not mistaken, I think this his only album. How sad that he just disappear on us like that out of the blue. “
Review of my playing and music with the Margaret Wingrove dance troupe in San Jose:
“sonic varieties from Coale Johnson, master of the bossa nova guitar”
“Took his sisters guitar and the rest is history. Spend time learning guitar in Chicago before moving on to the Berklee School of Music in Boston. Keeps the music cool with a touch of country “twang”.
from KJC muzique concerning my CD Digital Sampler AKA Rainbow Visions