Johnnie Helm Band Bio
The Johnnie Helm Band is a 5-piece musical group based in East Texas. The band was formed in 2014 by singer/songwriter Johnnie Helm of Jacksonville. Initially, there were only four members and a fifth member, keyboardist Don Elbert of Tyler, was added in 2020 before the release of Johnnie’s “Foolish Man” CD.
Johnnie is “at-the-helm” playing guitars and singing lead vocal. The groove of the rhythm section is provided by Jeff Shelton of Lindale and Alex Blair of Tyler on drums and bass, respectively. These two members played on Johnnie’s last two recordings. Most of the recording was done at Alex Blair’s WindWord studio. Rounding out the JHB rhythm section is utility player Steve DeVries of J’ville plus Don Elbert of Tyler.
The JHB performs Americana music with most of the songs being Johnnie’s originals. A few hit cover songs are always included to give the audience some familiar music. If you’re ready to hear some “positive vibes,” be sure to catch the JHB at a live show.
Check ‘Em Out:
Photos from my CD Release Party at RND (Roland’s Next Door) on 07/25/14:
the Johnnie Helm Band
Jeff Shelton (drums)
Alex Blair (bass & vocals)
Steve DeVries (guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica & vocals)
Don Elbert (keys)
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