Johnny Lee Schell
Johnny Lee Schell is an American guitarist and songwriter. In the 1970s, he premiered as a prominent member of a Texas-based southern rock band, Baby. Since his professional debut, he has played with dozens of well-known recording artists. His inclusion on albums such as Bonnie Raitt's Green Light (1982) and Nick of Time (1989) has lent him his bearing in American pop music culture. Yet, Schell's works had already journeyed from North America to Australia, when he worked with Australian soul singer Renée Geyer on her album So Lucky (1981). As a member of Bonnie Raitt's road band, Schell backed the Australian Geyer while recording So Lucky (renamed Renee Geyer for international market) at Shangri La studios in Malibu, California. Other members included Ian McLagan (formerly of The Faces) and drummer/producer extraordinaire Ricky Fataar.
Some of Schell's 21st century interests have included working with Memphis-based Barbara Blue on her album, Memphis 3rd and Beale (2004), and recording Eric Burdon's albums My Secret Life (2004), Soul of a Man (2006), and co-producing The Voice's Season One semi-finalist, Nakia's EP with Barry Goldberg in his own Ultratone Studios in Studio City, California. Schell was integral to Freight Train Love, the 2014 album of American singer-songwriter Hilary Scott, playing guitar as well as engineering and mixing. A collaborator with American actor/musician James Belushi, Schell worked as a music coordinator for the American TV sitcom According to Jim from 2005 to 2009.
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- "BLUES, Roots, Americana, blues singer songwriter,BMA Nominee Best Contemporary Blues Album,Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist,Song of the Year. 7X Muddy Award Winner. Winner 2nd Place Band 2010 International Blues Challenge. #1 Pick to Click XM Radio Bluesville". Karen Lovely. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
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