Johnny High-Hat

Johnny High-Hat

Country / Swing / Bluegrass San Diego, CA  US


  • Sat

    Oct 29

    San Diego, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Johnny High-Hat & the Melody Makers return to Kensington Cafe, where the food is marvelous & varied, the beverages plentiful, and the music sweet. Join us this Saturday evening!

  • Sat

    Sep 24

    San Diego, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Join Johnny High-Hat, Bruce Huntington (bass), & Tom Wolverton (lap steel) as they return to their favorite food & beverage venue.

  • Sun

    Sep 18

    Altadena, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Johnny High-Hat (John Highkin) returns to his hometown - Altadena - and brings western swing, vintage country, and standards to the renowned Coffee Gallery Backstage. With The Melody Makers: Bruce Huntington, bass; Tom Wolverton, lap steel; and Todd Davidson, piano/accordion. Guests Rob Carlson (Suzie Glaze & Hilonesome Band), Rodger Phillips (The Grateful Dudes), and Rodger Maxwell join in.

  • 2016

    Jul 23

    Coronado, CA, US | 2:00pm

    Join Johnny High-Hat & The Fern Street Melody Makers as they return to Coronado for a breezy afternoon of music with a view.

  • 2016

    Jun 13

    San Diego, CA, US | 5:30pm

    Project Night at SDCCS2 - join Johnny High-Hat & the boys in celebrating some great and joyous learning.


  • Stilt walking banjo player


Sounds Like: Milton Brown, Moon Mullican, Hank Snow

Label: Bottle Records

Bio: Johnny High-Hat has done a lot of things as an artist: played in bluegrass, country, and swing bands, mandolin orchestras and a circus pit band; written and directed plays; studied at Bertolt Brecht's Berliner Ensemble; and co-founded and run the acclaimed Fern Street Circus for many years in Sa...See Full Bio

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“Some fine mandolin playing by High-Hat…he has a major talent. South is an example of his skills.”

— Simon Beards, Maverick Magazine

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