Justin Johnson / Blog

TV & Radio Features, Southern Tour, & More!

Happy February! Hope you're all having a love-and-music-filled Valentines! Since our last email, we wrapped up an amazing 2012, moved full-time into our GypsyVan/Tour Bus, and started off the new year on tour! We're back to NC for a few short weeks, then heading back out on a tour with shows in NC, SC, TN, GA, AL, MS, LA, and FL, with more dates yet to be firmed up and announced, so keep an eye on the calendar! Meanwhile, we've gotten some awesome press lately as well. FOX 8 had Justin and MaduroBob (the incredible luthier who builds the roots instruments that Justin plays) to come into the studio for their Morning News segment. Fox 8 also sent a producer out to film for their "Roy's Folks" series, and they were so impressed that they decided to film for two separate segments! The first segment that aired introduced MaduroBob's CBG builds and took a focus on the woodworking. Check it out HERE. The second segment that aired focused on Justin's playing of the roots instruments, and you can view that one HERE. We think they're both pretty incredible! Justin is also turning heads (or at least ears) in England, and just in time for our upcoming tour through the UK and Europe this fall! You may have caught him on the London airwaves this past Wednesday on The Orpheus Show with Tony Nash. The show was an amazing coverage of guitar mastery, and what an honor it was to be included alongside Duane Eddy, Bob Dylan, Elvis, & Johnny Cash!!! We're absolutely over-the-moon that Ridge Radio will be featuring Justin's music again tomorrow (Friday) from 10am-noon EST on Deep Grooves, and this Saturday from 5-7pm EST on The "Whole of the World" show. Click those links at the given times to stream the shows live. The host is awesome and has impeccable taste in music, so I guarantee you're going to enjoy it. Of course, nothing beats catching a show live, so here ya go: Justin will be performing at Turntable in Jamestown NC this Friday evening. Doors open at 7, the night kicks off with an improv comedy act, and Justin's show begins at 9pm. What's even cooler is that Turntable has a LIVE MUSIC BROADCAST FEED where you can stream the show live as it happens, if you can't make it to the show!! How cool is that?!?? Tired of watching & wanna play? Justin is teaching a 4-string Cigar Box Guitar workshop at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro this Saturday from 11am-1pm. Change your mind and decide you'd rather just sit back, eat some sushi, drink some sake, & listen? Catch the show Saturday night 7-9pm at Carrboro's Akai Hana Japanese restaurant. Don't believe the fun should be restricted to the weekend? Neither do we!! So come on out to Greenville SC's most awesome venue The Handlebar Monday night. Show starts at 8pm! Just a couple of NC shows after that and we're back on the road for that southern tour I mentioned, so please check out the calendar dates below. I'm willing to bet we'll be bringing the show your way soon! One more thing.. There's lots of fun new stuff on the JustinJohnsonLive.com website, including some killer new merch and new tunes for you music lovers and cigar box guitar enthusiasts, so go check it out!! We Love Ya, Valentine!! ~Nikki & Justin