Orville Johnson is a singer, instrumentalist, record producer,
songwriter, session player, teacher, and, above all, an instinctive and
sensitive musician. As his entry in the Encyclopedia of Northwest Music
(Sasquatch Press 1999) states, he has been a vital figure on the NW
music scene in the thirty-some years he's lived there, appearing on over
400 CDs, movie and video soundtracks, commercials, producing 21 CDs for
other artists, hosting a roots music radio show, and appearing in the
1997 film Georgia with Jennifer Jason-Leigh and Mare Winningham, on the
Prairie Home Companion radio show and on Jay Leno's Tonight Show.
Orville is also known as a patient and insightful teacher of music and
has taught often at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop as well as the
International Guitar Seminar, Pt. Townsend Blues Workshop, Euro-Blues
Workshop, Greater Yellowstone Music Camp, B.C. Bluegrass Workshop and
others. He has several teaching DVDs and CDs of his own music available.