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"San Francisco Chronicle awards Johnstown "Download of the Week""

Download of the Week: "Highway 81" by Johnstown. These local alt-rockers' honky-tonk-tinged ode to the monotonous 9-to-5 grind will speak to every cubicle hostage with a tingling sensation in his or her mouse hand. Download it at - Bill Picture, Pop Beat column

""Belly of the Bay" podcast"

Johnstown and The Tender Few talk about past, present, and future projects, Palace Family Steak House, incestuous bands and so much more: - Tower Records



2007 - Penultimate
2005 - Pagoda
2002 - Whipped
1996 - Live, Worship, Shop

First two on iTunes; search Artist > Johnstown.

Pagoda will be available on through iTunes and other outlets soon.




- All 4 JTown records and singles--including new 5-song EP, "Penultimate," produced and mixed by Richard Turgeon--now available through Snocap on
- Opened for Eric Gaffney/Sebadoh on 12/9/06, Hotel Utah, San Francisco
- Opened for TV "Rockstar: Supernova" Storm Large on 11/2/06, Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco
- 10/13/06 - Interviewed on Tower Records podcast, "Belly of the Bay" (
- 7/9/06 - "Download of the Week," San Francisco Chronicle
- Tracks featured in "The War Effort," an award-winning comedy by Bob Cesca (creator of "VH1 ILL-ustrated"). Credited as 'The Movies.'


Johnstown was formed circa 1993 by singer/songwriter/producer Richard Turgeon. Originally billed as the Movies, the group recorded "Live, Worship, Shop" in 1996 and played the Philadelphia club circuit and New York clubs like CBGB's and the Spiral. In 2002, Bob Cesca (creator of "VH1 ILL-ustrated") made a video of "Tying Me Up" for his Website, Shortly thereafter, Turgeon reunited the group to record the song and direct the Flash video for "Gay Santa," which was featured on's homepage for close to a month during the Christmas season. He then began producing a second record, "Whipped," recording (all but live drums), mixing and mastering all tracks on his first-model Apple iBook laptop computer. After promoting the record with two Center City performances, Cesca used a few songs from "Whipped" in in his first feature movie, "The War Effort" (, which won several independent film festival awards.

Johnstown recently released a 5-song EP, "Penultimate," featuring the live band that Turgeon wrote, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered. Johnstown is currently performing in the Bay Area.