HERE ARE SOME OF THE FIRST REVIEWS!
“The record puts Johnson’s love for old-school song-craft at the center of the action and contains a seemingly endless series of memorable tracks, which are enhanced by his considerable vocal and instrumental skills.” - Rock and Blues Muse
“JEREMIAH JOHNSON/Heavens to Betsy: A white boy that knows well how to be a shredding blues rocker decides to take it to the next level and bring songs to the riffs letting them light sparks off each other. Not satisfied to make a set where you can fill in your own blanks, he put in the time so that all you have to do is sit back and enjoy his celebration of all things that made southern rock such a hallmark sound of the 70s. This is a return to how the greats did it.” - 1/20/2020
— Midwest Record - Review
“After being a member of the Houston Blues Society and the Saint-Louis Blues Society, and after recording some sulphurous albums (Straitjacket, in 2018, Blues Heart Attack, in 2016 and Grind, in 2014), Jeremiah Johnson returns to us, arms loaded with sticks of dynamite. Twelve, to be more precise. And the ravages committed will be at the height of the fire that burns on my deck. A pure madness that this album! As Jeremiah himself says: "I took up the concept of the song first, and I returned to my roots of southern blues-based rock." In fact, the guy composed with his acoustic guitar and then he found the lyrics that worked and he went to the studio to pack everything up. All subjects inspire him: his young son, his grandmother, the time spent on tour, far from his own, the difficulties of a farmer from the South, the American roads… From the previous team, Jeremiah Johnson did kept that Frank Bauer on saxophone and in choirs, and Benet Schaeffer on drums, then he summoned Tony Anthonis on bass, Rick Steff on keyboards and he joined Tony Antonelli on percussion, he who previously played with Devon Allman . This album, which is a real bomb, is no longer produced by Mike Zito but by Pete Matthews, who also comes to sing in choirs. On this opus that smells of powder and whose explosion you will hear beyond the borders of blues and blues-rock, twelve tracks and not a note to throw! We find everything that makes an excellent product offered by Ruf records, the German label that imposes. As proof, the cover, in a sublime midnight blue, which really changes from what we usually find as good and less good CD covers. And on this album, EVERYTHING, really everything is excellent: the arrangements, the voice and the voices, the orchestrations ... and what about Jeremiah Johnson's guitar! It is flamboyant! A pure 21st century missile! A piece of advice before the uppercut that you are going to take: never think of a road movie again without "Heavens To Betsy" as a soundtrack! Excellent, exceptional and essential!” - PARIS-MOVE.COM
“If you’re in the mood for some highly charged southern rock, have I got a record for you. Heavens to Betsy combines The Black Crows with The Allman Brothers for an Intense experience…powered by a passion for life and that’s what you’ll connect with.” - The Rock Dr