In search of the elusive zoot suit

One Shot Johnny
One Shot Johnny (Independent)

By Robert Mohr

If you don't like down and dirty, traditional electric guitar blues and rockabilly, then this disc is not for you. If you don't like the influences of B.B. King, The Allman Brothers, Brian Setzer or Chuck Berry, then don't buy this CD. (Have I gotten rid of the blues fan wannabes yet?) Good! Now folks, you need to run, not walk, to the nearest place you can find a copy of Feelin' Dangerous by local boys One Shot Johnny (which, contrary to the band's name, is actually its second release).

With a mix of blues, rock 'n' roll and a sprinkling of rockabilly, this is one hot album (did I say album?). Randy Colvin has written twelve original songs (plus one from his girl Dotie) that are anachronisms in this era. I'd go into a review of each song, but my editor is cheap on space. Randy, Jeremiah and Joe execute in a style that is flawlessly flawed on every track. It makes me wonder if those cloning experiments didn't start some time around when these guys were "conceived." I have listened to it over and over, and not because I had to write this review, but because I love it. Check these guys out at I for one am glad they're at least Two Shot Johnny. Say, anybody know where a guy can get a zoot suit these days?

One Shot Johnny celebrates the official release of Feelin' Dangerous June 21-22 at Stevie Rays.