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La Grange

Will Ellis Johnson

Nashville singer-songwriter Will Ellis Johnson is a new American troubadour, weaving a little weird into the classic musical traditions of gospel, folk & bluegrass. Will plays guitar, dobro, and mandolin with aplomb.

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Will Ellis Johnson
Will Ellis Johnson

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 14, 2023, 7:00 PM

La Grange, 100 W Cossitt Ave, La Grange, IL 60525, USA

About The Event

Will Ellis Johnson is a new American troubadour, weaving a little weird into the classic musical traditions of gospel, folk & bluegrass. Will plays guitar, dobro, and mandolin with aplomb, and is currently holding down pedal steel duties with Nashville’s Emily Nenni and Teddy & The Rough Riders.

Will’s Canaanland record is one of the first Dead Currencies releases, and it remains an under appreciated gem. There is a haunted ease in which our protagonist leads us through the familiar, traditional & primitive old-time Americana via a far less accessible channel rarely travelled but for the likes of Jim O’Rourke or Bill Orcutt. Canaanland is a hypnotic blend of the traditional and experimental, with vibes to spare. Alternately, “Along the L&N” finds Will exploring a more historic route, conjuring visions of a bygone era of folk singers riding the rails, singing about life and work in harder, but simpler times. “No Bosses in Heaven,” with it’s pro-union dreams of an honest days’ work in Heaven without the company squeezing you for your last pennies for basic provisions, could’ve easily been written by a coal miner in Pennsylvania at the turn of the last century. And the closer, “Solemn Thoughts of the Future” perfectly encapsulates the feeling of resignation at a life spent as a cog in the great American capitalist machine.

Tickets

  • Adult suggested donatin

    $15.00
  • Youth 12-18 suggested donatin

    $10.00
  • Child under 12 free ticket

    $0.00

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