This is the opening track of Amos Lee's Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song
album. The folksy singer-songwriter approached the record differently to his previous releases, working with Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town, Cage the Elephant), and his road band at the producer's Nashville studio. "We started with "Johnson Blvd.' It was the first song we cut," Lee told The Boot
. "It was a tune that I felt was real necessary for the album, 'cause I like the way it's written, I like the way we approach it as a band."