Jef Lee Johnson is a true American original and a true
American gift to the musical world. Guys like Jef are the
embodiment of every reason to use the phrase, "He's got more
talent in his pinkie than so and so has in his entire body!"
Problem is, especially lately, relatively dawdling critics
like myself can't keep up! See, anyone who knows who Jef Lee
Johnson is knows he's rippin' it up. He's rippin' it up so
prolifically these days he's finished up another record,
called "St. Somebody", during the time it took me to get
this interview down on paper, or electrons, or whatever this
interview is "down" on.
Jef Lee has played since he was a young boy growing up and
playing up in the church his grandfather built in
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA