Johnnie dedicated his latest solo album, Tributes, “to people, places & things that helped make me who I am.”
Tributes was recorded at WindWord Studios, with a little help from longtime friends and fellow musicians…
Alex Blair (bass, keys & vocals)
Jeff Shelton (drums)
Mike Grinnell (fiddle & mandolin)
Recorded, mixed & produced by Alex Blair at WindWord Studios in Tyler, Texas
Mastered by Alex Blair & Nolan Brett at Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas, Texas
The S & U Band
Released in 2011, ‘Sojourners‘ features songs about America and The Atonement. The S & U Band recorded the album at Alex Blair’s WindWord Studios in Tyler, Texas.
‘Sojourners‘ features Jville Johnnie Helm on lead and acoustic guitars and vocals; Tommie Helm on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals; J. Patrick Asher on bass and vocals; Alex Blair on bass and extra instrumentation; Jake Carter on snare, tambourine and cajon; Jerry Standley on keyboards; Blake Helm on electronic drums; and Jeff Shelton on acoustic drums.
Copyright 2011 by Spirit & Understanding Inc.
AMERICA: Revised & Revived
The DVD AMERICA: Revised & Revived is a prayer for America, and features music and lyrics by Johnnie Helm as a revision of the original song by Samuel F. Smith.
It was envisioned by Tommie Helm of Spirit & Understanding, Inc. ministries of Jacksonville, Texas.
The DVD cover shows the patriotic sign that brought the project together and was filmed at the Cy Remington Ranch in Cherokee County, Texas in 2010.
“I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also.” 1 Cor. 14:15 Music Video at J’villeJohnnie @ YouTube
When I Hold Her
Guitar picker and songwriter Johnnie Helm has released several CDs during his solo career. J’ville Johnnie is currently recording and working on a new CD project, to be announced soon.
His second solo project (and first CD,) released in January 2000, When I Hold Her, is packed with real life stories dripping with emotion. He also covers that important country topic, trains.
Johnnie’s live performances often include angelic harmonies provided by his wife Trisha.
Johnnie Helm & The Elm St. Band
Johnnie’s first solo project entitled Freeway Man was recorded with the Elm St. Band. Produced, arranged and engineered by Johnnie and Tommie Helm at Duo Studios, Freeway Man was released on cassette in 1987.
Elm Street Band: Bass: B. Riney; Drums: C. Pope; Acoustic Guitar: Johnnie and Tommie Helm; Rhythm Guitar: J. Daniel and Johnnie Helm; Lead Guitar: Johnnie Helm; Keyboards: J. Zabava and Johnnie Helm; Mandolin: B.D. Garner; Percussion: Johnnie and Trisha Helm.
A Glimpse of Freedom
The Damascus Road
Released in 1976, this was the debut album by The Damascus Road, which featured the same lineup as before, with Johnnie and Tommie Helm, Pat Asher, Steve Schalchlin, and Dennis Byram, with additional guitar by Steve Medcalf. Recorded at Goodnight Audio in Dallas, Texas.
Spirit & Understanding
The second album, released in 1974 by Spirit & Understanding, also featured Johnnie and Tommie Helm, Pat Asher and Steve Schalchlin, with the addition of Dennis Byram. The LP was recorded at Benson Sound Studio in Oklahoma City, assisted by the following players; Lanny Hansen, Bruce Hibbard, Hadley Hockensmith, Jim Hochanadel, and Larry Kent, plus local musicians Linda Dixon and Marlena Smith.
Introducing Spirit & Understanding
Spirit & Understanding
Spirit & Understanding released their debut album in 1973, the LP featured Johnnie and Tommie Helm on rhythm guitars, Pat Asher on bass, and Steve Schalchlin on piano.
Recorded at Benson Sound Studio in Oklahoma City, assisted by Larry Kent, Bruce Hibbard, Rex Stafford, and Don Thomas.
Johnnie Helm’s recordings are listed in chronological order.