Gordie Johnson is getting ready to once again hit the roads of Canada with Big Sugar.

Golden gets ready for a night of sugary music at the Civic Centre

Big Sugar is once again on the road and coming to Golden for a live show on Oct. 24.

Big Sugar is once again on the road and coming to Golden for a live show on Oct. 24.

Gordie Johnson recently took some time to talk about heading out on the road again with the band.

“I woke up prepared for that. I can’t wait to do that,” he said. “We did a really extensive tour last year and the vibes from that tour are still resonating with the band. It was almost a year long family reunion party.”

Getting back on the road has given Johnson a chance to reconnect with Big Sugar fans from across the country.

“It is fantastic. It is the reason you do it. It is nice to make money but if I wanted to make money I wouldn’t have started a career in music. There couldn’t be a harder way to make money. The only reason to do it is for the love of it and when the audience feels that and responds to it, it grows from there,” he said.

Working with other artists as both a performer and producer has also kept Johnson busy over the years.

“It is really inspiring because I get to be around the artists when the flame is burning its brightest. They are creating a new record and they are making a new creative statement. I get to stand in that light and heat for a little while. It is rejuvenating for me as well.”

Johnson said the band is always looking towards what they are going to be doing next.

“Big Sugar is not a band that is going to sit still and just coast on our past successes. We always want to create new stuff and do new things,” he said.

As a special treat for fans of the band, and the band members themselves, reggae legend Willie Williams will be performing with them on the tour.

“We were all huge fans of his music. We linked up with him and recorded a song called ‘No Guns’ and we are just thrilled to have him come out with us,” Johnson said. He added that having one of his personal heroes on tour with him is a thrill he would have never thought possible.

“You know you are doing something right when your heroes give you their blessing,” he said.

 

Just Posted

Your weekly Mountain Minute

This week’s top stories… Continue reading

Highway 1 closed to due fatal accident east of Revelstoke

A dump truck lost control and the driver was ejected

Stetski talks up NDP election platform

NDP candidate for Kootenay-Columbia riding outlines election ‘commitments’ to Canadian voters

UPDATE: Boat sinks in less than a minute on Mitten Lake

A Saturday afternoon at Mitten Lake quickly turned sour for a local… Continue reading

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Two toddler siblings found drowned on First Nation in Alberta

The siblings were found drowned on their family’s property, according to RCMP

Most Read