“Crankin’ It Up” an amazing rockin’ instrumental by Justin Johnson . . . and the guitar is 3 strings on a shovel

Justin Johnson is an amazing talent.

And check out the studio. It’s the cabin that Johnny Cash built in the late 1970s, the place where he and June Carter Cash recorded their later music.

Their only child, John Carter Cash, produced the music below.

This first song is perfectly named!

Here’s his tribute to the old rockabilly instrumentals. Somewhere in middle between country and blues, and, man, does it drive.

And a beautiful, heart-breaking, one-guitar instrumental version “Will the Circle be Unbroken” from the Carter family:

For my Delta friends, there’s also one of him playing on the front porch of one of the cabins at the Shack-Up Inn in Clarksdale. Link here