The New Start
As a long time sideman to Little Jimmy Stevens, Wade Johnson has now established his own style, derived from multiple sources of inspiration ( among them Tony Watson’s composing ).
Simple themes and jazz inspired grooves blended with soulful phrasing.
Since 2000 Birdie has made it his mission to just enjoy music, that’s why there are not many albums. The most successful cd was a single, Reflective Notes, that he wrote for fun, to a fashion model, Pauline O’Neil, for use on the catwalk. It actually got on the Billboard Top 40 chart for smooth jazz in 2013.
You can listen to it at Spotify … https://open.spotify.com/track/0JhUwsurNHsbfPq8vunL2c?si=CfMyudqb