Starts in 2 Months, 17 Days
September 9, 2017
ZACHARY SCOT JOHNSON
SMOOTH GUITAR LINES OF JAMES TAYLOR, THE SPUNK OF JONI MITCHEL, THE VOCALS OF ELVIS COSTELLO
SATURDAY, SEPT 9 @ 7PM
$20 AT DOOR
Zachary Scot Johnson is both a well-traveled singer/ songwriter, having shared the stage with artists like Shawn Colvin, Keb’ Mo’, Marc Cohn, Jane Siberry, The Be Good Tanyas, Lisa Loeb, Steve Forbert, The Verve Pipe, Richard Shindell, The Greencards, Cheryl Wheeler, Lucy Kaplansky, Susan Werner, Juliette Lewis, Shawn Mullins, Julia Nunes, Catie Curtis, Peter Mulvey, Willy Porter, Maria Muldaur, Rita Wilson, Kevin Costner and Modern West, Steve Poltz, Billy Joe Shaver, John Fullbright, Vonda Shepard, James McCartney, John Hammond, Natalia Zukerman and others and a strong internet presence, including a YouTube channel with well over 34 million views, a strong Facebook fanbase, and more.
He has been touring nonstop since 2001 and has performed just about everywhere within the US. He has released three cds, including 2004’s “Moment of Clarity”, 2008’s “To Whom It May Concern” and 2011’s “Live at the Guild” with longtime collaborators Mark Paffrath and Jeff Ward. Born and raised in Racine, WI, Johnson now resides in Saint Paul, MN. He graduated in 2006 from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI as a triple major student of music performance, theatre arts and psychology. As an actor, he has over 50 regional credits, including national tours and is proud to have founded and run an improv comedy group for four years at Lawrence University.
In 2016, Johnson will release a brand-new cd of original music. Zach’s music has brought him to stages of all sizes across the country and onto multiple NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX morning and evening shows, radio around the country and more. Johnson’s mastery of many instruments lead to exciting live shows, where Johnson performs on piano, 6 and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, baritone guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, violin, lap steel, harmonicas, octave mandolin, viola, bass, drums, percussion, banjolin, dulcimer, ukulele, pedal steel and more. His repertoire covers a wide range of styles and genres, from folk to jazz, rock to spoken word, blues to pop, country to a cappella, gospel to instrumental and more. Johnson is a nationally touring artist, performing 75 or more dates annually and is a proud member of the Grammy Recording Foundation.
His hit YouTube channel, thesongadayproject has Johnson bringing a song–either original or cover–from wherever he is on any given day and has run for over 1, 500 consecutive days (over 4 full years without a single missed day), and garnered an astonishing number of loyal viewers. Over 100 guests have appear on the channel in collaboration with Zach including Shawn Colvin, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Jeff Daniels (“Dumb and Dumber”, “The Newsroom”, etc.) Noel Paul Stookey & Peter Yarrow (from Peter, Paul and Mary), Creed Bratton (from “The Office” and The Grass Roots), Lisa Loeb, J.D. Souther, Mary Gauthier, Melissa Manchester, Nellie McKay, Over The Rhine, Stephen Kellogg, Jeremy Messersmith, Mary Black, David Wilcox, Tom Paxton, Ellis Paul, Lucero and many more.
He’s also the host of The Joni Mitchell Podcast, available for free on ITunes and other podcast platforms. Johnson has strong Facebook and Twitter fan bases.
Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music Some performances are ticketed and some are donation-based where participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist and venue. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.
The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on 7th Street south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.