Michael talks about what it’s like being an established musician but being a beginner at home recording.
Actor, playwright, filmmaker, and musician, Michael Louis Johnson has lived in Toronto since 1990. He spent seven years as right-hand man to Big Rude Jake; he blowed-up on the silver screen in cult hit Bride of Chucky and was himself a principal subject of 2010 documentary, A Different Path. His punk band The New Kings opened for Rancid, the Fleshtones and New Model Army. When not touring the globe playing trumpet w/ Lemon Bucket Orkestra, MLJ is a notorious busker and bartender, (NOW Mag Best Bartender, 2013). He leads the ArtSpin, playing trumpet while riding his bicycle; is the creator of popular democratic vinyl night, D-cide on the B-side; fronts a giant improvised brassband called Rambunctious, and his quintet Red Rhythm holds a weekly jazz residency at the Communist’s Daughter since 2003. He released a solo ep in 2017, Half Moon, Half Crazy, and continues to be creative during this pandemic.