Miss Wanda Johnson, born in 1963 in the South Carolina 'Piedmont' region, is a sparkling addition to the deep Southern blues & roots tradition.
Wanda is a gifted singer (and natural songwriter) whose charisma comes through loud & clear on this provocative debut.
Recorded in one steamy summer night in a studio in rural South Carolina, "Call Me Miss Wanda" was cut live with virtually no overdubs. Backed by the band of Shrimp City Slim, Wanda applies her heart-melting vocals to a collection of poetic original songs. This set includes "The River", "Switch Me Over (to Love)", "Finally Home", "If I Rise in the Morning", and other gems from her live show.
"I'm Through With You" was used in a North American TV/radio ad campaign for Curves For Women (2005).
"Finally Home" is on the soundtrack of the hit TV show "Army Wives" on the Lifetime channel (episode #EP-302, airing June 14, 2009).
Many of these songs are now in regular rotation on XM Satellite Radio's "Bluesville" station. Since the release of this CD, Wanda & Shrimp City Slim (producer/accompanist) have toured France, Italy, China, Poland, Czech Republic, and have played the Chicago Blues Festival, Pocono Blues Festival, Lake Eden Arts Festival, and other major events.
Anyone who loves a top-notch female singer will be delighted with the purchase of this remarkable CD.