To be honest, I thought I was going to grow up and be a piano player. I started piano at a young age, but being in a military family and being uprooted every six months to two years made consistent study pretty difficult. I eventually gravitated to guitar and it just seemed to be a better fit. Though after years of guitar playing, the learning never stops...music is an endless study. Throughout this musical journey, my stylistic performing and teaching genres have included: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Popular, Country, Songwriting, fingerstyle, Brazilian (my favorite) and other Latin styles. Though I don't really like putting a title on everything, but I guess for general perception everything needs to put into a neat genre box for the most listeners. I agree with one of Willie Nelson's quotes: "there is only good music and bad music"...and they can pretty much exist in any genre. I did study music in college and earned two degrees (B.A. & M.M), but the real education begins when you start working.
"Thrilled to have had my first opportunity to participate in the creation of this film both as an actor and as a composer. "Touch & Go", written and directed by Heather Hutton, is such a beautiful and honest biopic film. I have immense admiration & gratitude for her as a director, not only for observing her bravery and artistic skill in sharing her story, but for trusting me in creating the musical backdrop for her film and for opening a new creative doorway for myself...composing for film and television. " ~ Johnna
*Since it's creation "Touch & Go" has been featured in film festivals throughout the world and has won several awards.*