New release: Jeremiah Johnson – Unemployed Highly Annoyed
2020 release. Jeremiah Johnson blends the sounds of the south, with Mississippi River blues and a touch of country flair. Emotionally charged roots rock, powered by the common man’s passion for life and all the struggles in-between. Songs with meaning, a powerfully persuasive voice and master class musicianship.
Unemployed Highly Annoyed
Label: Ruf Records
Release date: 30 October 2020
Jeremiah Johnson takes the dangers of the COVID-19 virus as seriously as his music career. But no matter how you look at it, the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has effectively put him out of work. Unemployed Highly Annoyed is Johnsons response to the adverse situation. Quarantined at home for months, Johnson decided it was time to get creative. Being forced into unemployment has been beyond frustrating. I decided to produce an album of songs inspired by the Covid-19 Pandemic and try to turn the roller coaster of emotions into something musical. This is truly a concept album. Johnson exclaims. The final product is a first-class Blues/Roots Rock record that is packed full of stunning guitar work coupled with soulfully passionate bluesy southern vocals. Unemployed Highly Annoyed is a striking musical reflection of the times that delivers a message the entire world can relate to. Jeremiah Johnson blends the sounds of the south, with Mississippi River blues and a touch of country flair. Emotionally charged southern blues rock, powered by the common mans passion for life and all the struggles in-between. Songs with meaning, a powerfully persuasive voice and master class musicianship. Unemployed Highly Annoyed has caught lightning in a bottle with this masterful snapshot of these difficult times and is truly a testament to his talent. Possibly the best record of Johnsons career, born from the most challenging time in his life as a musician.
Video: Jeremiah Johnson “Unemployed And Highly Annoyed”
“Unemployed and Highly Annoyed” was produced, recorded and mixed by Paul Niehaus IV at Blue Lotus Studios, St Louis MO. and is Jeremiah Johnson on lead vocals and guitars; Paul Niehaus IV on bass, keys and backing vocals; Tony Antonelli on drums, percussion and backing vocals.
“Quarantined at home, forced into unemployment because of Covid-19, I have been going crazy. The lyrics to this song come from the headlines being broadcasted, in a nearly constant 24/7 news cycle of fear, on TV. In the end, Unemployed Highly Annoyed, pretty much sums up how I have been feeling! I hope you enjoy this jam.” – Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson – Unemployed Highly Annoyed
Burn Down The Garden
Muddy Black Water
Cherry Red Wine
Daddys Going Out Tonight
Unemployed Highly Annoyed
Different Plan For Me
Love And Sympathy
Rock N Roll For The Soul