We’re very excited to share the video for “Cornelius” from the album Wire Mountain. It was shot, directed, and edited by Jordan Moser at Ramble Creek studios and features all of the talented folks involved with the song’s recording… Britton Beisenherz, Jon Dee Graham, Thor Harris, and Lindsey Verrill.
You can see if over at Raven Sings the Blues.
Will has a ton of tour dates coming up.  Come out and say hello.
“Wire Mountain” album release show
12.07 Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe 
with Bob Mould:
01.17 : Fall River MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts
01.18 : Portsmouth NH @ 3S Artspace
01.21 : Holyoke MA @ Gateway City Arts
01.22 : Norfolk CT @ Infinity Norfolk
01.24 : Fairfield CT @ The Warehouse
01.25 : South Orange NJ @ SOPAC
01.26 : Bethlehem PA @ ArtsQuest
01.28 : Wilmington DE @ The Queen
01.31 : Port Washington NY @ Landmark on Main
02.01 : Tarrytown NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall 
with John Moreland:
04.30 : Dallas TX @ Kessler Theater
05.01 : Houston TX @ Heights Theater
05.02 : Austin TX @ Antone’s
05.05 : Tucson AZ @ 191 Toole
05.07 : Los Angeles CA @ Teragram Ballroom
05.08 : San Francisco CA @ The Independent
05.10 : Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05.12 : Vancouver BC @ Wise Hall
05.13 : Seattle WA @ Neptune Theatre
05.15 : Salt Lake City UT @ State Room
05.16 : Denver CO @ Bluebird Theatre
05.17 : Colorado Springs CO @ Lulu’s Downstairs
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Will’s 6th solo album Wire Mountain is out today via Keeled Scales​. Available on limited edtion bone-colored or classic black vinyl, CD in an eco-digipak and all digital platforms. The album features Britton Beisenherz, Jon Dee Graham, Thor Harris, and Little Mazarn.

You can get it at fine record stores everywhere or from any of the on-line retailers HERE

October 18 – Austin TX – Waterloo Records
Free In-store Performance @ 5pm

Nov 2 : St. Louis, MO – Living Room Show
Nov 3 : Chicago, IL – Living Room Show
Nov 4 : Detroit, MI – Living Room Show
Nov 5 : Pittsburgh, PA – Living Room Show
Nov 7 : Buffalo, NY – Living Room Show
Nov 8 : Boston, MA – Living Room Show
Nov 9 : Weehawken, NJ – Living Room Show
Nov 10 : Philadelphia, PA – Living Room Show
Nov 12 : Baltimore, MD – Living Room Show
Nov 14 : Athens GA – Georgia Theatre w/ Jason Isbell – SOLD OUT
Nov 15 : Athens GA – Georgia Theatre w/ Jason Isbell – SOLD OUT
Nov 16 : Athens GA – Georgia Theatre w/ Jason Isbell – SOLD OUT
Nov 17 : Atlanta GA – Living Room Show


Saturday, December 7 @ 8pm
Cactus Cafe
2247 Guadalupe St

Auction #6 / The current administration has again held to its legacy of having an idea, but no complete plan. As a result, hundreds of children and parents in Mississippi are currently in the throes of a nightmare that will haunt them for life.

100% of the proceeds to the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, which provides legal aid for those affected.  

Original painting by Will Johnson.
7-3/4″ wide x 17″ tall.
Acrylic and pencil on 3/4″ MDF board.  

Martin Dihigo, member of the Cuban, Mexican, Dominican Republic, Venezuelan, and National Baseball Halls of Fame.  

Starting bid is $100.
Auction ends on Wednesday, August 14 at 12noon CDT.


Thanks for considering.
With respect and love.
-Will J. 

Will Johnson’s 6th solo album Wire Mountain will be released via Keeled Scales on September 27, 2019. Available on bone-colored or classic black vinyl and on CD in an eco-digipak. Features Britton Beisenherz, Jon Dee Graham, Thor Harris, and Little Mazarn.

Preorder the album HERE.
You can hear the first single “Cornelius” HERE

Go see Will on tour supporting Bob Mould in September. Tickets on sale Friday, June 14 at 10am.

9/11 : Cleveland OH @ Music Box
9/12 : Ann Arbor MI @ The Ark
9/13 : Indianapolis IN @ Hi-Fi Indy
9/17 : Louisville KY @ Headliners
9/18 : Nashville TN @ City Winery
9/20 : Birmingham AL @ Saturn
9/21 : Atlanta GA @ City Winery
9/22 : Asheville NC @ The Grey Eagle
9/24 : Carrboro NC @ Arts Center
9/25 : Richmond VA @ The Broadberry
9/26 : Washington DC @ City Winery
9/27 : Annapolis MD @ Rams Head on Stage

More news soon!

SXSW 2019.
This thrum and curl of February allergies (again) reigns with the force of a month-long Golden Corral surf/turf festival, and it can still hear me saying I will never break the chain. Playing a show at South By Southwest for the first time in about 71 years; the Keeled Scales showcase on Friday March 15th at The Townsend. Little Mazarn will join me for some songs that night, and I look forward to the noise we’ll make together.

4/2 – Dallas/Granada Theater w/ Bob Mould
4/3 – Austin/Mohawk w/ Bob Mould
4/4 – Oklahoma City, OK/Living Room Show
4/5 – Tulsa, OK/Living Room Show
4/6 – Springfield, MO/Living Room Show
4/7 – Columbia, MO/Living Room Show
4/8 – Omaha, NE/Living Room Show
4/9 – Charles City, IA/Living Room Show
4/10 – Minneapolis, MN/Living Room Show
4/12 – Chicago, IL/Living Room Show
4/13 – Indianapolis, IN/Living Room Show
4/14 – Bloomington, IN/Living Room Show
4/15 – Nashville, TN/Living Room Show
4/16 – Florence, AL/Living Room Show
4/17 – Atlanta, GA/Living Room Show
4/18 – Waverly, AL/Living Room Show
4/19 – Columbus, MS/Living Room Show
4/20 – Water Valley, MS/Living Room Show

With exception of the Bob Mould shows, all tickets are avail. through and are on sale now.

A new LP titled Wire Mountain, will be released via Keeled Scales in September, with full touring to follow. My friends Britton Beisenherz, Lindsey Verrill, Thor Harris and Jon Dee Graham played on it, and Matthew Genitempo’s great photography will again be a crucial component. Meantime.. working toward some art shows, changing diapers, reading with my kids, and I’ll have new large scale Houston Astros (stars of 2017) prints on the upcoming tours and avail. online soon. To the spring winds, onward, and maybe see you down the road.

-Will J.

We’re looking for people to host Will Johnson Living Room Shows in April. Do you have big living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, recording studio, coffee shop or other space where we can do a private show that can comfortably and safely host 35-50 people? If so, please read everything below and get in touch if you live in or near these areas and want to host. Will would love to play a show at your place! 

4/4 : Oklahoma City OK
4/5 : Tulsa OK
4/6 : Fayetteville AR
4/7 : Springfield or St. Louis MO
4/8 : Kansas City or Omaha NE
4/9 : Charles City IA or Sioux Falls SD
4/10 : Minneapolis MN
4/11 : Madison WI
4/12 : Chicago IL
4/13 : Bloomington or Indianapolis IN
4/14 : OFF
4/15 : Nashville TN
4/16 : Atlanta GA
4/17 : Athens or Huntsville, AL
4/18 : Waverly AL – HOST CONFIRMED
4/19 : Memphis TN or Oxford MS

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about three hours and in return you’ll get 5 free tickets for your friends and our eternal gratitude.



Marie/Lepanto is Will Johnson + Justin Kinkel-Schuster. We’re very excited to hit the road for a big tour of the western states in September. These shows are hosted in private spaces. No stage, no sound system and each show is limited to 40-50 people. All tickets must be purchased in advance from our friends at Undertow. You’ll get the full address to the secret location once your purchase is complete.


September 09 : Marfa TX
September 11 : Phoenix AZ
September 12 : Los Angeles CA
September 13 : San Francisco CA
September 14 : Petaluma CA
September 15 : Reno NV
September 17 : Eugene OR
September 18 : Portland OR
September 19 : Seattle WA
September 20 : Walla Walla WA
September 21 : Boise ID
September 22 : Ogden UT
September 24 : Ft Collins CO
September 25 : Denver CO
September 26 : Albuquerque NM
September 28 : Dallas TX
September 29 : Austin TX

We’ll see you out there.
Will & Justin