Greg Johnson continues his acclaimed 'Every Song Has A Story' tour in 2019 - by request performing in more NZ cities and towns.
Greg will strip back each song in intimate 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.
Fans can look forward to Greg delving into his songbook from across his entire career, 1990-2019 – picking from gems like ‘Isabelle’, ‘Liberty’, ‘Save Yourself’, ‘Now The Sun is Out’ and ‘Don’t Wait Another Day’ and so many more. In essence, an unstoppable stream of songwriting classics, which have netted him New Zealand Music Awards, eight Top-20 albums and the coveted Silver Scroll.
Says Greg: "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."
What the critics say:
"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.