North Carolina Bluegrass, Gospel, Folk and Old Time music song man, Cash is a native of Lynchburg, VA. In his early twenties, Dennis took his first paying job as a musician as lead guitar player for a local country band. His musical endeavors crossed many genres, but he kept returning to the music he grew up with. In August 2014, Cash was inducted into America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.
Simone Finally is a singer-songwriter based in Washington DC. Her music is lyrically-driven, and explores the relationship between foot-stomping, harmonica wailing and melodic guitar tunes. Simone is interested in music as a means to foster human connection and plays simple tunes, which are meant to stimulate conversations in and around her audience.
Open Mic Night! Every month we run this event, and every month we are so amazed by the response. All are welcome to bring originals or covers. We have a great crowd and delicious coffee, so there’s really nothing to worry about! Bring your friends and your instruments and join this event of great music and people.
Austin Miller is a singer/songwriter from Florida. Guitar, voice, no frills. Road tested and road proven. Americana from someone who’s actually seen all of America; spontaneous and heartfelt tunes that lead you into an Iron & Wine / Neil Young flavored reverie.
Mixing soaring harmonies with inventive jams, the acoustic duo My Cousin Skinny brings energy, spontaneity and many styles to live performances. The duo has been performing and writing music together for twenty years. Their original songs are often intricate, but accessible, and feature a strong interplay between the guitars. Lyrically, the songs focus on themes like regret, loss and love – but most often always with a humorous or quirky undertone. They also cover a wide range of artists, from the Avett Brothers to Zeppelin.
Hailing from Chapel Hill, NC, The Porchmen have written dozens of original songs. Their sound is influenced by old-timey, folk, and bluegrass style music infused with modern melodies. Their writing style has been described as “reflective, upbeat, and real.” The Porchmen also cover a number of popular tunes such as “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Poor Man.”
Michael Daughtry is a singer/songwriter from North Carolina. He graduated from Berklee College of Music where he was recognized for infectious song crafting. He remained in Boston for a few years to play in various bands in that area. His current songs reflect the trials and joys of life. The songs drive with syncopated rhythms and melodies that are both refreshing and familiar.
Join us for an evening of storytelling and Latin American music. Salomé Sandoval is Venezuelan musician with a lengthy resume in both academia and performance. She sings, plays the lute as well as early and classical guitars. Salomé’s music has appeared theater productions, television, radio shows & on movie soundtracks. She is a force to be reckoned with and a voice to be heard.
Be sure to bring your instruments, laughs, and teen spirit, because Johnny’s is hosting a Teen Open Mic! This is a safe space for teens from all walks of life to share their creativity with the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30, so come with that rad spoken word poem you love or song you just wrote. With local food and delicious drinks, this won’t be an evening to miss!
When you take genuine songwriting and stellar musicianship, then wrap it within the folds of the South, you might just end up on a musical journey led by the Kenny George Band. Carving themselves out of similar patterns of work, such as the likes of Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell, with a repertoire for strong songwriting ability, KGB played around 150 full band shows in 2015. With solid footing, KGB has found themselves sharing the bill with such mainstream artists as Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry and American Aquarium.
Reverend Justin Hylton has toured the nation with his songs of relatable tales of life experiences. Heartbreak, addiction, traveling and having a good time are the substance of his melodic musical, lyrical and vocal writings. From the stage to the crowd, a real performance is heard. Real words, sung by a real man, with real meaning make for an authentic time shared by both Justin and the crowd.
He finds new influences every day by listening to music and getting deep into the lyrics and feelings behind different songs. Justin is always looking for something new and feels the creative undertone of the music he hears. Anyone who can express themselves in their own way is the cornerstone of his influence.
Come along to the best Open Mic Night on West Main Street! If you are looking for a fun and easy-going place to share your music with a captive crowd, followed by a scoop of local ice cream, then you really need to stop by. Warm up your voice, tune your guitar and join in on this community event where the coffee is flowing and the crowds are growing!
Bourbon Express formed in 2011 when wife and husband, singer-songwriter Katie Curley and guitarist Brendan Curley met in Brooklyn, NY, and discovered that they share an affinity for vintage country music. The group released its debut album, One Big Losin’ Streak, in 2015. The self release received critical acclaim and international airplay, ranking in the top 10 on Roots Music Report’s True Country Album Chart six weeks in a row with “Last Dance” topping at #2.
Zach is a Mississippi native who blends the Delta Blues of his home state with Texas-style country. Favored in some of the biggest music scenes right now, including Nashville & Austin, he’s fresh off a Canadian tour and headed our way! Don’t miss this show!
What a treat! The Blue Eyed Bettys recently played Lincoln Center NYC, as part of their Artists at the Atrium concert series & have shared bills with the likes of Larry Cordle, Mipso, Woody Pines and more. They will be lighting up the crowd at Johnny’s on Saturday with what is likely to be yet another outstanding performance.