Johnson Crook Summer Tour @ The Krossing
Thursday, July 12 at
Red Deer, AB
This event is expired ( Jul 12, 2018 )
JOHNSON CROOK SUMMER TOUR
Johnson Crook is a four‐piece roots rock/country band based in Toronto, ON with rich, four‐part vocal harmonies, fiery guitar‐driven songs and performances
reminiscent of The Eagles and The Band.
What started as song writing sessions between Noel Johnson (solo artist) and Dalton
Crook (Nathan and Trevor’s group at the time) naturally evolved into much more.
When Jared Craig entered the picture, the quartet morphed into what is now
The band’s stated mission is to create memorable, well‐crafted music with a genuine
and timeless appeal, complemented by energetic and engaging live performances.
Their self‐titled debut album produced by Bill Bell (Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane,
Justin Nozuka, Danko Jones), to be released in Fall 2016, traverses themes of love,
heartache and wanderlust.
Johnson Crook believes that the power of a positive attitude and keen, youthful
curiosity are essential in creating the happiness and memorable moments life has to
offer. “Down The River”, which was among the earliest tracks written, embodies this
belief. “This song is about the journey that is life,” explains Johnson. “It’s a tough
world we live in and all too often, negativity has a way of creeping into our hearts
Other album highlights include “Minnedosa, Manitoba”, written by the band about
having big dreams growing up in a small town, something each member can relate
to personally. Minnedosa also happens to be the hometown of Nathan and Trevor.
“Call Me Home”, is written by Johnson and is about the push and pull of life on the
road. While “Canada To Heartbreak”, written by Johnson and Craig, is inspired by a
cross‐Canada journey on the train.
In the spring of 2015, Johnson Crook was one of eight bands, from over 250 artists,
selected to perform at the SiriusXM Emerging Artist Showcase at the 2015 Boots and
Hearts Music Festival. Following their performance, festival owner Stan Dunford
personally invited the band back to perform at the festival’s kick off party, opening
Beyond their musical talent Johnson Crook are also very serious about building a
sustainable business for themselves. In 2015, they were one of only three music based
enterprises to be awarded a Starter Company small business grant by the City of Toronto. In spring of 2016, the band was awarded the FACTOR Juried Sound Recording grant.
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