Five Horse Johnson

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Five Horse Johnson
OriginToledo, Ohio, United States
GenresBlues rock
Hard rock
Stoner rock
Years active1995-present
LabelsSmall Stone Records
MembersEric Oblander
Brad Coffin
Steve Smith
Phil Dürr
Eric Miller
Mike Alonso

Five Horse Johnson is an American blues rock band from Toledo, Ohio, formed in 1995. They have toured with such popular groups as Clutch and Halfway to Gone. The band combines hard rock, blues and other influences into a blend of stoner rock/blues music they call their own. Their second to latest album The Mystery Spot featured many special guests including drummer Jean-Paul Gaster from Clutch; on a related note they have played a worldwide tour with Clutch and Dub Trio.

"Mississippi King" from The No. 6 Dance is featured on Tony Hawk's Underground and NHL 2K6, and "I Can't Shake It" from The Mystery Spot is featured on MLB 2K7. "Sweetwater" from The Last Men on Earth is featured in the American Chopper video game based on the TV Series American Chopper.

Eric Oblander was featured on the Clutch album From Beale Street to Oblivion.

After a bit of a hiatus, Five Horse Johnson have regrouped. They played some European shows in mid-2011 and released the album "The Taking of Black Heart" release through Small Stone Records on 13 November 2012.


  • Blues for Henry… (1996)
  • Double Down (1997)
  • Fat Black Pussy Cat (1999)
  • The No. 6 Dance (2001)
  • The Last Men on Earth (2003)
  • The Mystery Spot (2006)
  • The Taking of Black Heart (2013)
  • Jake Leg Boogie (2017)

Other Appearances[edit]


  • Eric Oblander - vocals/harmonica
  • Brad Coffin - guitar/vocals
  • Steve Smith - bass
  • Phil Dürr - guitar
  • Tim Gahagan - drums