The tour kicks off Friday March 11th at the Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville, North Carolina, and will travel to the Theatre at Little Washington in Virginia for a March 12th show before concluding with a series of dates on the West Coast that are still being finalized.
Johnson and McClain were introduced by a mutual friend, Austrialian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, whom both have toured with separately. Sharing a love of storytelling through song, they struck up a friendship that is culminating in what will be their first time on stage together. “Musically, we come from two different places” says Johnson. “But we have a similar approaches in terms of songwriting, and engaging the audience. So I think the pairing will make a lot of sense once people see it.”
“Johnson sounds like Norman Rockwell paintings and the open road. He is a virtuoso, expressing a working comprehension of dozens of techniques and styles. He has blended and blurred the lines of genres to craft a sound he calls ‘Neo-Acoustic Folk/Funk’.” The Florence Morning News (Florence, SC)
Each concert will consist of two sets. Johnson will be closing east coast shows with his dazzling acoustic guitar-work and inventive songwriting. In turn, McClain will be closing the west coast dates with songs and stories centered around a small, fictitious trailer park called Pine View Heights (patterned after his own childhood surroundings and experiences). The performances are family friendly, but age restrictions may apply at certain venues. For more information on Jacob Johnson, please visit his website http://www.JacobJohnsonTunes.com