Davey Johnstone Strikes On His Own

One of the most underrated great guitarists in the world, Davey Johnstone is principally known for just one of his gigs – the decades-long, if intermittent, stint as Elton John’s sidekick. This collaboration that started 50 years ago with 1971’s “Madman Across The Water” and lasted till the late ’70s when Elton’s team moved to the Alice Cooper camp where Davey’s axe chopped the riffs on “From The Inside” and “Flush The Fashion” – yet Johnstone had already been a member of MAGNA CARTA and shone on such remarkable records as Joan Armatrading’s "Whatever's For Us" and “Bella Donna” by Stevie Nicks.

But the 70-year-old’s latest stretch with John was interrupted by the pandemic, so Davey gathered his friends to pick up where his solo debut “Smiling Face” left off in 1973. With cover artwork created by the veteran’s daughter Juliet and his teenage son Elliot singing on most of the tracks, THE DAVEY JOHNSTONE BAND’s “Deeper Than My Roots” – that’s scheduled for the February 4th release – is looking rather alluring. (Read the review.)

THE DAVEY JOHNSTONE BAND
– Deeper Than My Roots

1. Go Easy On My Heart
2. One Look In Your Eyes
3. Meh Amour
4. Walt Dizney
5. Melting Snow
6. You Lied To Me
7. Deeper
8. Boxer In The Corner
9. Black Scotland
10. The Final Quarter
bonus tracks:
11 Here, There And Everywhere
12 All The Time In The World

November 26, 2021

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