Ben Tyler Johnson


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Homegrown in Smithville, Texas, Ben Tyler Johnson, the youngest of four brothers, made a name for himself locally with his guitar and his vocals. The son of Sandy and Hoyt Johnson, Ben was born and raised in Smithville from Pre-k till high school. It was during the last few years of his public schooling career where he found that school just wasn’t his thing, but music came to him naturally and he begin to teach himself how to play guitar and use his voice. Now at age 22 and with 4 years of guitar playing under his belt, his talent has developed into something extraordinary. Ben’s musical genre exemplifies Texas country / red dirt – a mix of country, blues, and rock – pure Americana. As an artist, Ben’s natural abilities with the guitar and unique vocals were not discovered until his stepmother gave him his first guitar, a 1971 Yamaha sg 60. After countless hours of determination, Ben has come up with a unique sound mostly inspired by the likes of Chris Knight, Cody Canada, and Robert Earl Keen. Ben furthered his talent and began to write songs of his own that reflects the life of growing up in a small town with stories of family, struggles, and love. For his relative newness to the music circuit, Ben has been heard and appreciated throughout the region. Whether playing at Cistern Country Store, Smithville Jamboree, Cheatham Street, Green Mesquite, or even Gary’s Spot, Ben has built a following of fans and the respect of other musical talents. The broad appeal and vast appreciation for Ben’s music has come to fruition with the release of his debut CD/EP – BEN TYLER JOHNSON and The Hired Guns. This recording of Ben’s original music includes participation from legendary musicians from the likes of Brandon Rhyder, Honeybrowne, and Getocowboys bands. Now along with new tour band members, Danny DeLong – bass and Neil Watkins – drums, Ben’s unique sound can be seen and heard throughout Texas.
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Average Rating : 5              Total Reviews: 6


Ben Tyler Johnson   04/28/2011            
BigBill
Great stuff, saw these guys in Austin at Green Mesquite about a year ago. The lyrics rock, cant wait for some more tunes from you guys!
Ben Tyler Johnson   05/14/2010            
FAN
"Get Away" needs some radio airplay.....
Ben Tyler Johnson   03/22/2010            
T. MULLINS
These guys are great. I found them by luck on lonestarmusic.com and glad I did. Keep up the good work. Do you guys ever play in Dallas?
Ben Tyler Johnson   08/23/2009            
R.Perkins
These guys are great. Ben's music really gets your toes tappin' your butt moving, your heart swell and lips smile. My music collection would be empty without him.
Ben Tyler Johnson   07/29/2009            
Wandering Guitar
I feel like I stumbled upon a younger version Steve Earl, with a bit of Robert Earl Keen Jr. mixed in. Truly blown away by what I heard. Hopefully there is a lot more to come from this band!
Ben Tyler Johnson   07/24/2009            
Hometown Fan
Ben's new cd rocks! Seeing the band live makes it all even better. Keep it coming and making us all proud!
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