Kickland, Johnson & Martin
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Kickland, Johnson & Martin


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The best kept secret in music


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Clay County (LP soon to be CD) originally released in 1974.
Homespun (LP soon to be CD) originally released in 1977.
From the Seed (LP soon to be CD) originally release in 1986.
Meridian Bridge released in 2002.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Rocky Kickland and Ed Johnson began gigging in 1972 in the Vermillion, South Dakota area and then on to Omaha where they played until 1976. Their first album, “Clay County” came out in 1974 and even after their amicable split they collaborated on “Homespun” in 1977 and “From The Seed” in 1986. Johnson met his current wife, Michelle Martin in Idaho in 1997. During “kitchen counter recordings” the two couldn’t distinguish who was who as their voices were so well matched. The trio melded in 2002 and has had a wonderful response from listeners. The magic is in full regalia!

We are told that we are reminiscent of Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Peter, Paul, and Mary; and Simon and Garfunkle. We are inspired by these and other greats including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, and others. Despite Neil Young’s lyrical opinion that it is better to burn out than fade away, we think it’s better to keep on going, after all there is a whole new generation of hippies who may benefit from offerings of the “old hippies!”