I’m planning to document these mini-sets here and there, when time allows. Small batches to be watched on folks’ own time. For the time being I’ll try to keep to a format of four previously released songs, and one unreleased song, perhaps from the next solo LP that will be tracked in June.
Checking In: Will Johnson Homeschools His Kids
Song whisperer and his wife Jessie Johnson also blast some Madvillain
Some songwriters produce literature. Novels, novellas, short stories – short films and even feature-length movies – compress into a few verses, bridge, chorus, melody. Will Johnson remains just such a writer as quantified by his solo work or in conjunction with Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Monsters of Folk, Overseas, Marie/Lepanto, and more.
Hello friends, we’re sorry to report that the spring tour won’t be happening as planned. We’ll post news as soon as we have it. Thanks and stay safe.
04.30 : Dallas TX @ Kessler Theater 05.01 : Houston TX @ Heights Theater 05.02 : Austin TX @ Antone’s 05.02 : Marfa TX @ Living Room Show 05.05 : Tucson AZ @ 191 Toole 05.06 : Phoenix AZ @ Living Room Show 05.07 : Los Angeles CA @ Teragram Ballroom 05.08 : San Francisco CA @ The Independent 05.10 : Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 05.11 : Tacoma WA @ Living Room Show 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
New tour with Bob Mould starts this week.
Two living room shows (Will J. only) have been added in.
1/17 : Fall River MA / Narrows Center For The Arts
1/18 : Portsmouth NH / 3S ArtSpace
1/19 : Montpelier VT / Living Room Show (Will J. only)
1/21 : Holyoke MA / Gateway City Arts
1/22 : Norfolk CT / Infinity Hall
1/23 : Providence RI / Living Room Show (Will J. only)
1/24 : Fairfield CT / The Warehouse at FTC
1/25 : South Orange NJ / South Orange PAC
1/26 : Bethlehem PA / ArtQuest Center at SteelStacks
1/28 : Wilmington DE / The Queen
1/31 : Port Washington NY / Landmark On Main Street
2/1 : Tarrytown NY / Tarrytown Music Hall
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.
TOUR DATES 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
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
WATERLOO RECORDS IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
October 18 – Austin TX – Waterloo Records
Free In-store Performance @ 5pm
NOVEMBER TOUR DATES
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
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.
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
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.
NEW SHOWS/APRIL SOLO TOUR.
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 undertowshows.com and are on sale now.
ODDS AND SODS.
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.