â€” On the road supporting his new double album The Guitar Song, Johnsonâ€™s stage setup features several A-T wired and wireless mics â€”
STOW, OH, October 4, 2010 â€” Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, has supplied country star Jamey Johnson with a variety of wired vocal and backline microphones as he heads out on the road. The award-winning singer-songwriter and Audio-Technica endorser is currently on tour to promote his new double-album, The Guitar Song (Mercury, 2010), which features 25 tracks spread across the thematically linked â€œWhite Albumâ€? and â€œBlack Album.â€? Alabama native Johnson, now a resident of Nashville, has won multiple Song of the Year awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, and was nominated for five GRAMMYÂ® Awards in 2009 and 2010.
With The Guitar Song already picking up rave
reviews, Johnson and his seven-piece band, the Kent Hardly Playboys, are on tour, and front and center, on lead vocal, is Audio-Technicaâ€™s acclaimed Artist EliteÂ® AE6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone.
â€œItâ€™s absolutely my favorite vocal mic, ever,â€? comments Joe Dlearo, Johnsonâ€™s Front-of-House engineer for the past 18 months. â€œWeâ€™ve got substantial stage volumes, and the 6100 rejects all the screaming loud monitors just great. Iâ€™m able to get it loud in the front of house, and my monitor guy Beau Boggs is able to achieve unbelievable decibel levels of vocal.â€?
The Kent Hardly Playboys, comprising a drummer, percussionist, bass player, keyboard player, pedal steel player and two guitarists, also make use of various A-T wired mics, including AE5100 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphones, AE3000 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphones, ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphones, ATM650 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphones, and AE2500 Dual-Element Cardioid Instrument Microphones. In addition, the guitarists are using A-Tâ€™s 5000 Series Frequency-agile Diversity UHF Wireless systems.
â€œI decided to try the AE2500 dual-element on guitar, and I couldnâ€™t believe the results I was getting,â€? says Dlearo. â€œItâ€™s a condenser and a dynamic â€“ two mics in one, and perfectly phase aligned. Some would say itâ€™s designed for a kick drum, but it also sounds great on the guitar rig.â€?
The current leg of Johnsonâ€™s U.S. tour includes shows throughout the eastern half of the country as well as in Los Angeles through November. Please visit www.jameyjohnson.com and www.audio-technica.com for more information.