Veteran performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Johanna Chase, released her first cover video and song of 2019. In a one-shot/one-take video and audio collaboration with videographer, Mike Miller, Chase slams a 100 year old hollow-body fretboard against her mic stand to summon the special sauce of Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin to complete her garage rock recipe, a Lez Zeppelin dish.
Chase doesn’t care to keep a pretty face while howling this rock anthem and singing her own gender bending energy into her recording rig:
“Wanna give you my love…Wanna give you every inch of my love.”
The video was filmed by Mike Miller, as an energetic one-shot piece. The song was re-arranged, recorded, mixed and produced by Johanna Chase, herself. Johanna was first prompted to record covers by her then drummer, Robert DeLong (Glassnote Records), who has since become a rising EDM artist and producer. Since that prompt, Johanna has recorded many cover songs on her YouTube channel and beyond.
Johanna is setting out record new original material this year that she has been in studio arranging and writing for the last year.
Classic pop EP from singer/songwriter Damon Mitchell entitled ‘Elise”. Mitchell’s music is inspired by mid 60’s Beatles mainly the writing of Paul McCartney with aspects of his music also reminiscent at times of late 70’s classic rock radio giants in particular ‘Comes a Time’ era Neil Young and ‘Aja’ era Steely Dan.
Damon – a songwriting, singing, southpaw six-stringer – recently appeared on stage as a guest guitarist/vocalist with America on their timeless hit, “Horse With No Name.” Furthermore renowned drummer, Tris Imboden (Chicago, CS&N),is one of many notable guest artists on Damon’s CD – proving that this young artist’s respect for his influencers is clearly reciprocated. “There’s unity amongst players within multiple genres on this record,” Damon understates! “Music has power. It is an act of creation. It is a language. Music is a conduit to something bigger than ourselves; something far beyond us. It is a conduit, and yet is simply how we tell our stories.”
“A well-crafted cross between The Beatles and Death Cab for Cutie.” That’s the intriguing description of Damon Mitchell’s music recently given by a well-respected music industry photojournalist. And, after listening to this 22 year old’s debut release, said synopsis makes perfect sense. Damon’s hook- laden, musical-wares cleverly combines inuences from the past and present in a unique concoction that will undoubtedly become his signature.
Produced by award-winning and much respected bassist, Dave Martin, at Sweetwater Studios, we’ll let Mr. Martin have the last word on this exciting, new, fast emerging entertainer. “Damon is a talented young artist, and I expect to hear great things from him in the future!”