Blues Brunch w/ Austin Johnson

Austin Johnson

Justus League is an American roots based band, formed in 2013 by Austin Johnson, Dean Woodward, and Sean Pyrtle. JL is an award winning band, they have been recognized as one of the best up and coming groups in the Colorado/midwest region.

JL's signature sound is characteristic of Dean Woodward's soulful vocals over funky syncopated rhythms. Sean Pyrtle's masterful bass groove guides the listener through Austin Johnson's blazing virtuosic guitar solos. JL seamlessly transitions through Motown/R&B, Latin, Jazz and even Country/Western, all with their fresh signature Blues/Rock overtone.

Despite all the members being under the age of 30, Justus League is no stranger to the spotlight. They perform an average of 180-250 dates per year, and share the stage with with top notch artists/performers such as:

Tim Renyolds (TR3)
Tab Benoit
John Lee Hooker Jr.
Beth Hart
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Devon Allman
J.D. Simo
Big & Rich
Cyril Neville
Luke Bryant
Chris Duarte
Nikki Hill
Kirk Fletcher
Jo Ann Shaw Taylor
Eric Gales
Watermelon Slim
Joe Bonnamassa
Mother Hips
John Hammond
Walter Trout
Nick Moss Band
Phillip Sayce

Austin, Sean, and Dean are all musically 2nd and even 3rd generation players in their respective families. Dean is a drum graduate of the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. Sean received a Berkelee School of Music (Boston, Ma) program scholarship (2002). Austin frequents the Namm show as an artist, and was a semi-finalist (top 8 internationally) at the International Blues competition in Memphis, TN (2014).

Justus League endorses Westone, Roscoe Guitars, Kro-Dog Guitars, and whatever beer you have to give.

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