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WonderRoad artist Sadie Johnson goes beyond blues to expand her sound IBJ | Dave Lindquist | June 1, 2023

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The Healing Gift of Music Alumni couple’s donation inspires music therapy program at Marietta Gi Smith | Marietta College

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The Guitar Show Stole The Show JAM | May 05, 2023 ...Sadie Johnson, backed by Mike Gage, Michael Holmes and Bobby Sparks, was in great voice and outgoing all night as the singer/songwriter moved and swayed to her music. Sadie showed her talent on guitar and enjoyed every second onstage. She then brought out Kara Grainger to a big hand who followed a long intro into "Radar Love." Solos by both women punctuated a tremendous version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" to finish.

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Teens of Sad Sam Blues Jam grow into music spotlight Indy Star | David Lindquist | Nov 25, 2014

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Getting rocked at the Tonic Ball NUVO | Jeff Napier | Nov 21, 2022 Sadie Johnson. She wasn’t on my radar. At all. The only reason I stuck around was I still had half a drink to finish. Holy fuck-balls am I glad I stuck around. It took all of 20 seconds of “If 6 Was 9” to realize I was watching something special. Sadie is a fiery mop-topped sex bomb, sure, but how she slayed with her guitar and the soul-deep ease that handled the vocals forced you to look past the superficial and behold a special magic power. She then slides into “May This Be Love,” one of Hendrix’s early songs and a favorite highlight from the Singles soundtrack that I’d hoped to hear. Sadie was completely doing it justice. Then, just when you think the song is almost over, she starts scatting a very familiar tune, and before you know it, the band is seamlessly rocking out Van Hagar’s “Why Can’t This Be Love.” My jaw was on the floor. Not only did Sadie Johnson handle Hendrix’s guitar playing like a boss, but she also added in some Eddie Van Halen and made it all sound flawless. Apparently, she’s working on a release. Watch out; if this display were any indication, it would be among the best Indianapolis albums of the year.

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Teen phenom Sadie Johnson plays guitar like a pro The Herald Times | Taylor Smith | Mar 24, 2013

Sadie Johnson: Bringing brightness with the blues The Herald Times | Andy Graham | Nov 5, 2013

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