Special thanks to Sarah Crisman for conducting this excellent interview!
Gino “Lockjohnson” Iglehart: Growing up on Camp Wisdom Soul
Interview by Sarah Crisman, October 27, 2010
Gino “Lockjohnson” Iglehart is as comforting and familiar a presence in Dallas as the bright red Pegasus anchored atop the Magnolia Hotel downtown. Born and bred in the Gospel crowd and as part of the Camp Wisdom family – a collective of influential musicians who grew up along Camp Wisdom road in Oak Cliff. Save for his college years spent at Southern University in Baton Rouge and a year spent commuting between New Jersey and Dallas – Lockjohnson has been a staple drummer and community supporter his entire life. As is wont to happen to the talented cats here in Dallas, Gino was scooped up by Erykah Badu’s camp in the early days along with the rest of the Camp Wisdom crew, including N’Dambi, Geno Young, Braylon Lacy, and Grammy-winners Robert “Sput Searight, Shaun Martin, and RC Williams. Lockjohnson played and wrote on Mama’s Gun, toured extensively with the Badu camp, and served as Erykah’s Musical Director for five years. (more…)