The Brazilian Johnsons - "I'll See You Down the Road" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

8 June 2015

Although they're based in Brooklyn and they met at Boston's Berklee College of Music, the Brazilian Johnsons sound like they rolled out of a '70s southern rock FM radio station on "I'll See You Down the Road".

Classic rock is alive and well in the music of the Brazilian Johnsons, a Brooklyn-based quintet that sounds like it has spent years touring alongside groups such as .38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Black Crowes. On “I’ll See You Down the Road”, the title cut off their new EP, the band peddles in in a catchy, electric guitar-driven rock that hearkens back to a golden age of radio rock and yet also feels timeless in its appeal. Having played stages along with Iron Maiden and Johnny Winter, the Brazilian Johnson’s rock chops are clearly getting tested alongside the greats, and should they keep on the path “Down the Road”, they’ve got good reason to believe things are looking up.
The Brazilian Johnsons tell PopMatters, “We love this song! The way our sound has been developing really makes the roots music that is our foundation become more and more apparent. On the other hand we draw our influences from all across the rock genre and it comes through in this song.”

I’ll See You Down the Road EP will be out this summer.

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