Mary Johnson Rockers and the Spark

A very happy 2013 to you.

The holidays were good times for the Spark and I, resting up from our super-fun Asheville shows in December (thank you, Toy Boat Community Art Space and Highland Brewing Co and all our fans in the mountains who gave us a warm welcome), practicing new tunes by the fire, and visiting with family and friends. All the good stuff. I'm excited for what this year in music will bring- hometown gigs, performances afar for you outside the Piedmont, and with a little luck, some recordings. 

This Saturday Jan 26th we're keeping tradition alive by joining the awesome lineup of bands for the 4th annual band vs band covers benefit at Local 506 sponsored by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. This year it's Beatles vs. Beach Boys benefitting The Community Empowerment Fund. This is our 4th year doing this show ya'll, and it gets better each time. Get there early! (Tix link below).

On Thurs Feb 14 we're back at Local 506 to open for an incredible band hailing from Michigan- Frontier Ruckus is “…delicate, finger-picked banjos, aching, oaky violin and the haunting voice of frontman Matthew Milia, who conjures what might happen had Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum been raised in a log cabin. Their songs are full of rich, rural details: frozen lakes, swaying trees, highway lights glowing in the deep night. Add to the mix baleful brass and trembling percussion, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for Gothic Americana.” – Rolling Stone 

Or perhaps the perfect recipe for making out on Valentines hem.

As always, thank you for listening and supporting this music through all seasons. Love,




Fri Apr 24 2015 Cary, NC The Cary Theater  
"The songs are so catchy, well-written and eclectic that, at just over 30 minutes, it feels as though it's over before it's begun...nearly irresistible. "  — Chris Parker, The Independent Weekly
"Cline, Parsons, Lou-Harris. All there. Just great, roving Americana with pipes to spare. "  — The Pinhook, Durham, NC
"Chapelboro is graced to have so many wonderful musicians and we ought to be talking about the people who live here and who make great music. Here is one of them – Mary Johnson Rockers."  — Chapel Hill Magazine
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