Indie88 Premiere: BA Johnston unveils new track about Rush called ‘Geddy Lee’

Catch BA Johnston at the Junction Music Hall on March 23

Gearing up for his forthcoming album, The Skid Is Hot Tonight, BA Johnston has just released a raucous new track called “Geddy Lee.”

The upbeat, quirky tune has a groovy, playful guitar line as BA croons unconventional, yet endearingly authentic lines like “I’m listening to Rush/ It drives her nuts/ Sometimes I think I listen to Rush just because it drives her nuts.”

Listen to “Geddy Lee” below.
 

 
Johnston was “playing music when your parents met at the Pigs Ear Tavern in 1995,” according to a bio, and now he’s set to release his 12th studio album on his fifth record label. The Skid Is Hot Tonight was recorded in rural Nova Scotia and contains songs about stealing hash, almost dying in a car crash, and also almost dying at a Van Halen concert. Keep your eyes peeled for the record, which is set for release on February 22nd.

Catch BA Johnston at the Junction Music Hall on March 23rd.

BA Johnston Tour Dates
Feb 22/23 – St Johns, NL @ The Ship
March 02 – Guelph, ON @ Jimmy Jazz
March 08 – Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog
March 09 – Kingston, ON @ Toucan
March 15 – Brantford, ON @ Train Cafe
March 16 – Hamilton, ON @ This Aint Hollywood
March 22 – Bowmanville, ON @ Manantler
March 23 – Toronto, ON @ Junction Music Hall
March 29 – North Bay, ON @ Raven
March 30 – Sudbury, ON @ Townehouse
April 6 – Waterloo, ON @ Jane Bond
April 12 – Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ
April 13 – Montreal, QC @ Grumpys
April 18 – Sault Ste Marie, ON @ New American
April 19 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Sovereign Room
April 20 – Winnipeg, MB @ Times Changed
April 23 – Lethbridge, AB @ OWL
April 24 – Calgary, AB @ Ship
April 25 – Edmonton, AB @ Buckingham
April 26 – Regina, SK @ O Hanlon’s
April 27 – Saskatoon, SK @ Black Cat Tavern
May 09 – Hull, UK @ Adelphi
May 11 – Nottingham, UK @ JT Soars
May 13 – Leeds, UK @ Oporto
May 14 – London, UK @ Finsbury
May 15 – Newport, Wales @ Le Pub
May 16 – Brighton, UK @ Hope and Ruin
May 17 – Southhampton, UK @ The Hobbit
May 18 – Ramsgate, UK @ Music Hall 
June 14 – Sydney, NS @ The Upstairs
June 15 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub
June 19 – Saint John, NB @ Callahan’s
June 20 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder and Lightning
June 21 – Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
June 22 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital

 
Lead photo courtesy of Stephen McGill.