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Title:
Johnson Crook with Gabriel Thaine
When:
Fri, Jul 13
Where:
The Slice - Lethbridge
Category:
Folk

Description

Time: 9 p.m.

Cover:

Johnson Crook is a heart throbbing, boot stomping, harmony-making four piece band based out of Toronto. They create roots rock and alt-country with rich, four‐part vocal harmonies, fiery guitar‐driven songs and performances reminiscent of The Eagles and The Band.

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. In spring of 2016, the band was awarded the FACTOR Juried Sound Recording grant.

Johnson Crook
https://johnsonc.bandcamp.com/

Opening act Gabriel Thaine is a local musician and photographer
A member of local trio the Crooked Creek Warblers, he is influenced by classic country, bluegrass, gospel, and rockabilly.

Gabriel Thaine
https://gabrielthaine.bandcamp.com/

Johnson Crook http://johnsoncrook.com

Noel Johnson - Lead Singer / Acoustic Guitar

Nathan Crook - Acoustic Guitar / Mandolin / Electric Guitar / Vocals

Jared Craig - Acoustic Bass / Electric Bass / Vocals

Trevor Crook - Drums / Vocals

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
Johnson Crook.

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
and minds.”

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
night 2016.

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.

 

Crooked Creek Warblers

Venue

The SliceMap
Venue:
The Slice   -   Website
Street:
314 - 8th Street South
ZIP:
T1J 2J6
City:
Lethbridge
State:
AB
Country:
Country: ca

Description

403-320-0117

Not only do we have the best pizza in town, we are also the center of Lethbridge's NightLife.

We are the only bar in town featuring live music every day of the week. Canadian touring artists, local legends and new emerging artists, everyone stops here.

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