The War and Treaty at Johnny’s @ Johnny's Gone Fishing
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The War and Treaty features a husband-and-wife duo that provide a snapshot into the life of a soldier. Trotter has a big voice and a huge heart – he shares emotional experiences from his life and from his time serving in the Iraq war. Joining him in perfect harmony is his wife Tanya Blount who is most known for her duet with Lauryn Hill in “Sister Act 2”. Their music and message is powerful and inspirational. They are touring the country and are making their only stop in North Carolina to play at Johnny’s Gone Fishing!

Mark Morton Jr at Johnny’s @ Johnny's Gone Fishing
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Raised in Carrboro, North Carolina, Mark’s interest in music began at a young age. Formal lessons in guitar took him to high school where he found his first academic outlet in high school Jazz Lab. After 15 years of guitar performance, Mark found a passion for songwriting and singing. Having already played with premier artists such as Troy Roberts & Kenyon Carter, Mark’s intention is to bring the same ferocity of high caliber improvisation and the subtleness of songwriting into one entity designed to give the audience permanent stank face. He hopes you’ll join him.

Zach Larmer Electric Band at Johnny’s @ Johnny's Gone Fishing
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PRE-SHAKORI HILLS KICK OFF. Zach Larmer is a guitarist, composer, and educator living in Miami. A jazz musician with roots in funk, soul, and bluegrass, Zach is the recipient of multiple DownBeat awards. A rising star of the jazz guitar world, Zach Larmer’s groundbreaking music has the ability to bridge the gap that is often caused by the label of “jazz”. It moves audiences to groove while also seamlessly satisfying the keen ear of the educated listener through an amalgamation of hard-hitting jazz, funk, and soul. Don’t miss out on this outstanding performance!