Greg Johnson returns to his renowned 'Every Song Has A Story' tour in 2019 - due to popular demand, this time performing in more NZ cities and towns.
Greg will revisit each song in cathartic and inspirational duo mode, with his special guest guitarist Ben King (Goldenhorse). With a back catalogue of over 300 songs and three decades of touring, California-based Kiwi Greg Johnson has yarns to spin - from his touring adventures around New Zealand, onto the charts as a young singer-songwriter, and his relocation to Los Angeles to chase the big time.
Greg delves into his songbook from across his entire career, much to fans delight – picking from gems like ‘Isabelle’, ‘Liberty’, ‘Save Yourself’, ‘Now The Sun is Out’ and ‘Don’t Wait Another Day’ and so many more. In summary, an a river of everflowing songwriting classics, which have netted him New Zealand Music Awards, eight Top-20 albums and the coveted Silver Scroll.
'Part of my show has always been a fair dose of tale-telling, so I thought I’d pull a few songs from the back catalogue - including some I’ve never played live, plus a few better-known ones - and give a little background on the writing, recording and the events surrounding them. We'll also reveal a few images which for me nicely represent the songs.' Greg Johnson himself
'Greg Johnson says every song has a story and he proved exactly that with some surprises and revelations that enchanted and intrigued the audience at Auckland's Galatos' David Boyle, Radio13.co.nz, October 2018.
'There's an urbane unpretentiousness about it that makes his songs beautiful and affecting. It all seems so effortless and direct, the songs, the musicianship, the conversation. Toward the end of the gig, you just really get the feeling no one wants him to stop. Greg and Ben take their bows to long applause from the packed house. No one moves. Thankfully they come back for an encore.' Michael Hawksworth, The Hook, review of Hawkes Bay Arts Festival appearance, October 2018.
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