My gift to you:

During this time of COVID isolation I wanted to do something to help alleviate the stress and boredom everyone is experiencing. 

I have released a collection of new “live” songs and I am making them available online for free to everyone. 

Most of these songs were written in the last year and none of them are on my previously released CDs. Many have not been heard outside the original performance documented here. 

These are recordings from Friendlee Radio, the Commerce Songwriters Showcase and from my Friendlee Live concert at the Texan Theater in Greenville. 

Johnny C. Lately “Live” is available at BandCamp: 


Feel free to stream and/or download it at no cost. (Just put a zero in the “Name Your Price” field.) 

Note: If you choose to download the songs, you will have a choice of several audio formats from a pull-down menu.

I hope these songs will provide you with some entertainment during these trying times. Just consider it a private concert from me to you. 

Stay safe (and sane) out there. 




Johnny C. Lately has been one of the mainstays of the Northeast Texas songwriters scene for over 35 years. 

He plays original songs based on his personal experience which explore the themes of Life, Death, Love and Laughter and throws in a few timeless cover songs to season the mix. 

Originals, Roots, Rock, Black Dirt Country and Delta Blues


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