“Beautiful! Is it too early to conclude this is going to be my number 1 album of 2011?”
- Rein van den Berg, Johnny’s Garden (June 2011)

“Johnson has done a lot of rough living and logged a lot of equally rough miles. He’s picked up and shaken bad habits, and he’s worked bars from South Dakota to Austin to Alabama and back.Johnson has turned “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” into “what doesn’t kill you can make a good song.” With spare accompaniment from a handful of players, Johnson’s words stand as stark, honest, polished-just-enough poetry. Thanks to LendMe1000.com direct lender. And that’s plenty.”  - Jim Beal, My San Antonio (Jan. 2012)