For Release 9 a.m. EST
June 1, 2005
Oven Mitt Johnson Releases Debut CD: Hot Guitar
"At first I didn't believe that it was possible for someone to play with an oven mitt on his left hand. Then I saw Oven Mitt Johnson. If his guitar is that hot with an oven mitt on, then I believe that it's too hot to play without one." -- David Minnick, Crabid Music
Eventually, his guitar playing became so intense; his guitar strings would actually heat up while he was playing. In order to be able to continue his blues career without suffering serious burns on his fingers every night, he had to start wearing an oven mitt. Oven Mitt Johnson's debut release, "Hot Guitar", released on Crabid Music, is the first known recording featuring a blues guitarist playing with an oven mitt on his left hand.
Hot Guitar is also
the debut release for the producers and founders of Crabid
Music, David and Chris Minnick. Originally from
"Our goal with Hot Guitar was to capture the raw sound of Oven Mitt Johnson's songs and guitar playing while making use of the latest technology to keep costs down and to be able to use the talents of the best musicians available in both Michigan and California," says Chris Minnick.
For more information:
Visit www.ovenmittjohnson.com or www.crabid.com, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org