Steven Johnson talks about music, singing, and his grandfather Robert Johnson

Music has been a part of who I am since I was born. Just like my dad, I’ve always been singing. Born and raised in Crystal Springs, Mississippi in a Christian household, we have always sung Gospel music.

Music is a great part of my life. Gospel music is who I am at the core and has had a large influence on my life. The message of resurrection is who I am. And the blues is my heritage and my birthright. I embrace both. 

I didn’t actually know that my granddad was legendary blues musician Robert Johnson until I was about 15 years old. My great grandfather and great grandmother raised my father, Claud. My great grandfather, being a preacher, refused to allow the blues to be played or sung in his home.

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