apr 16 2021
(Poet Man Records/Hemifran) 2021.
Folk/Americana/roots music – USA
Mr. Michael Johnathon is an artist with long career behind. His multimedia works are well-known, not only over Atlantic, and during the years he has introduced himself as a man whose interesting spheres touches many artistic fields.
He is a touring songwriter with 17 released albums, five published books, and he filmed a concert special for public television and radio nationwide and the RFD TV Network with The Ohio Valley Symphony called “Songs Of Rural America”, celebrating the music of America’s front porch.
But these are just ” few inserts” from his life-time career.
His actual album -“The Painter”, with 11 tracks in, is a sort of dedicated release to the personality of Vincent Van Gogh. A seven tracks from album are Michael’s authors creations, four are well-known covers : “Make You Feel My Love”, by Bob Dylan, “Cat’s In The Cradle”, by Harry Chapin, classic “Blue Moon” by Hart/Rodgers, and “Vincent” (Starry, Starry Night), by Don McLean. In all of four mentioned songs, Mr. Johnathon gave his own view and version, mostly different from original signature.
“The Painter”, we can also treat as a sort of conceptual release, attractive and acceptable for the listening in night-time and romantic mood. Most of the songs are also done in mid, some were performed in mid-up tempo, but in little more than 32 minutes of music, we can find many emotive elements and nice atmosphere too.
“The Painter” is an one untypical journey, and album with many unusual and interesting pictures.