Burly Clyde

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Burleigh Clyde "Buck" Johnson, Jr (born c. 1966 in Miami, Florida) is a vocalist and songwriter.

Johnson's father, Burleigh, was named for pitcher Burleigh Grimes and was a member of the Johnson Brothers gospel quartet. Buck grew up in Shady Grove and toured with his family's gospel group before attending Birmingham-Southern College.

Since then Johnson has worked in California and Nashville, Tennessee in a widely-ranging music career. He has performed as a soloist and with numerous groups and also recorded and performed as a session musician, songwriter and producer.

Johnson was a founding member of the country group Whiskey Falls and performs frequently with Birmingham's Black Jacket Symphony.


  • Colurso, Mary (January 27, 2012) "Buck Johnson or Burly Clyde? Either way, he's a busy singer-songwriter from Alabama." The Birmingham News