Artist: Darren Johnson
Date of Concert: November 19, 2016
Artist website: darrenjohnson.net
For the last ten years, Darren has been a fixture on the Canadian blues and roots scene – working with the likes of Amos Garrett, Tim Williams, Jim Byrnes,John Lee Sanders, and The Blind Boys of Alabama to name a few. His music has been described as “somewhere in between Tom Waits and Leon Redbone, Howlin’ Wolf and Willie Nelson”. His songwriting is simple, yet deals with everyday situations for everyday people. His sound is a throwback to yesteryear, one may findthemselves deceived by the contrast between what they are hearing verses what they are seeing…
Hailing from Okotoks, Alberta, Darren spends most of his time touring the western provinces of Canada as either a solo or duo act. Eastern Canada has received only a limited taste of Darren’s music – tours in 2004, 2006 and 2008 garnered favorable responses. European audiences were introduced via a “mini” tour in 2003. Four albums later, Darren’s music has reached throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Australia through CD sales.