The new release, Let There Be Drums! from brand new Gulf Coast recording project Johnny John and the Schemin’ Dreamers proudly goes against the music trends of modernity. The brainchild of drummer Johnny Harrelson, featuring Florida guitarist Joe Pizzolato, bassist Adrian Howland, keyboardist Cody Collum and veteran Organist Red Young (Eric Burdon, Linda Ronstadt, Freddy Fender); Engineered by Rick Hirsch (Wet Willie, Greg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett), Mixed and Mastered by Jack Miele (Blues Traveler, John Oates); Let There Be Drums! is an exhibition of progressive musicianship. Fans of Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Frank Marino, and Jeff Beck will certainly enjoy this record. The burning question for such a release is why? Drummer-Producer Johnny Harrelson states that: “Initially I wanted to put something out that said this kind of music is still viable and worth doing. I wanted this to be a testament to the musicianship of the era. Yet, there are many other reasons too. It was worth letting everyone know that there are some good young players here on the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast. We were very privileged to have Rick Hirsch agree to engineer it. His insights from the era we touched on were primary. He is a primary   Read more…