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Chuck Johnson tour dates with Grails

I'll be opening for Grails on their upcoming California shows in February: Sun-Feb-18 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident Mon-Feb-19 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar Wed-Feb-21 Oakland, CA @ Noise…
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Drone not Drones Festival January 26-27

On Friday January 26 I'll be in Minneapolis playing as part of this sprawling 28-hour drone and venerable annual benefit for Doctors Without Borders. I'll have the honor of overlapping/collaborating…
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Chicago Reader’s Year in Review (feat Balsams)

Peter Margasak’s 40 favorite albums of 2017, numbers 40 through 31 Chuck Johnson, Balsams (VDSQ) I'm a big fan of Bay Area guitarist Chuck Johnson—I've enjoyed his expansive acoustic fingerstyle music as well…
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Stationary Travels’ 2017 in review (feat. Balsams)

2017 in review: Journeys in Post Rock, Experimental Folk, & Electronica Chuck Johnson – Balsams[VDSQ] http://www.vdsqrecords.com https://chuckjohnson.bandcamp.com/album/balsams This is pedal steel like you’ve never heard before – abstract and vaporous, infused…
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Balsams on NPR Music Best of 2017 list

BEST MUSIC OF 2017 Viking's Choice: The Year In Cathartic Screams And Meditative Drones Chuck Johnson Labradorite Eye Chuck Johnson often writes for solo acoustic guitar, but lately has been stretching…
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