Johnny Reid Chats with Chris Lukas

Published On February 28, 2018 | By Cordell Green | Blogs, Middays

The music star is coming to Caesars Windsor…

Chart-topping, multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter. Johnny Reid is embarking on a 2018 “Revival” National Tour, performing at Caesars Windsor on Friday, April 6 at 8 pm for an ALL AGES show. Johnny called into The Workday with Chris Lukas. Even on a bad phone connection, Johnny’s thick but charming Scottish broque shone through.

Johnny says he’ll be joined at the show by some well known Canadian talent:

“Well we have some good friends of mine, Glass Tiger.We just finished recording an album together. I produced a record for the guys and it just sort of made sense for them to join me on the tour. So they’re going to come out and play a few songs. And then we have a very talented young lady by the name of Jessica Mitchel who’s going to be opening up the show. She’s a very soulful singer so I think she’s going to work out great.”

Reid says he enjoys playing Windsor.

“We have a a lot of fun. We have some good people on stage, some talented people on stage. It’s hard not to have a good time. The reason we keep coming back to Windsor is the great audience- a good hard-working group of people down there and we [also] bring a lot of work and a lot of energy. So we continue to come back because of that. We’re very excited to bring the Revival through and this is going to be one of the better shows we’ve brought in there.”

So Johnny Reid country? Soul? R&B?

“You know, it’s funny. Depending on where I go in the world, I’m all different things. In Canada, I was recognized as country. In Europe, I was recognized as rock n roll type stuff. It just depends where ya go. You know, I think the best answer for that is I sort of just made it key to be myself and I sort of just let everybody else puts me in whatever category they want to put me.”

One of his favourite things about performing and playing to all-ages shows and looking out to see, well, all ages in attendance!

“It’s always a great feeling when you’re looking out at that audience and you see a girl sitting with her mom. And then there’s the grandkids. It’s really nice. It’s nice to know you can bring a little bit of sunshine.”

Hear the interview below…


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