Venue Address (Get Directions)Bull Run Restaurant
Date and Time
Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 6:00pm
Michael Johnson has no plans to be anyone but himself. Yes, he is "The" Michael Johnson, and he has performed and lived more music and recorded more hits than you would imagine. His voice identifies him as the man who sings "Bluer Than Blue", "Give Me Wings", "That's That", "This Night Won't Last Forever" and other landmark songs. His music shows a diversity, depth and heart that come from years of dedication to a labor of love. He is a phenominal guitarist, is equally at home with Country, Flamenco, Classical, Jazz and Pop stylings
When asked what he would have you know about himself, he says: "Tell them that I love it." He started playing at age thirteen and just never quit. Singing, playing, writing and recording are the only things he's ever done and he loves it.
"Tell them I play guitar." He studied in Barcelona and he plays on all his records with a unique and distinctive style. His playing is an important part of his show.
"I am a soloist at heart." Michael often performs alone, and he has elevated the art. He prefers the intimacy and spontaneity of a show that can change with the moment.
"Tell them I'm a showman. I like to talk to people and I love to make them laugh. And, of course, I have to move them with the music. That's the whole thing. Without that, there is no reason to be on stage."
What you remember of Michael is the texture of his voice, the meaning of the lyric and the music of the guitar. And the feeling of being at home with a friend.
"A dazzling guitarist and wonderfully expressive singer. No two shows are alike." - Billboard Magazine
"A masterful guitarist who can pull off some amazing stunts with such incredible nonchalance that he doesn't seem quite human." - Bruce Viland, Chicago Daily Tribune
"One of the greatest & most sensitive guitar players I know. His singing is warm and captivating and his songs are the best." - Amy Kurland, Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN