Patricio Johnson
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Patricio Johnson

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1991

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Established on Jan, 1991
Solo Americana Acoustic


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Songwriting stalwart of San Francisco scene rebooted as new face in Nashville.
Madrid-born Patricio Johnson plays guitar and sings songs he has written for just about anyone who will
listen. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter and a dog named Griffy.
For nearly thirty years Patricio Johnson has been writing and recording unique and powerful songs in the
singer songwriter tradition. But he veers from that tradition regularly, incorporating influences from blues,
gospel, country, and garage rock seamlessly to build a body of work that always provides a fresh musical
experience with emotional impact and a sense of humor. "The songs have to speak for themselves. In
fact they have to get up and walk around the room by themselves before I think they're good enough to
play twice."
1986 - 1991 paid dues in touring bands up and down the east coast and in California, including Charlie
Pickett, Royal Trux, and Sid Griffin’s Coal Porters. He gained a foothold in San Francisco working with
punk folkie Penelope Houston with whom he continued to write and record up until 2012.
In 1991 Johnson released his first solo CD - The Wellsprings of Hope “Phonograph (Wellsprings of Hope
being the name of the project - all songs are Johnson originals.) This slice of early Americana can be
heard on his Bandcamp site and downloaded for free there to suit the curious.
In 1993 Johnson moved to Germany where he had been signed to a Hamburg label Strange Ways
Records. He spent two years there, releasing Mooner (1993 - later reissued in US as October Moon) and
Invisible Juan (1996).
Upon his return to San Francisco, Johnson continued writing and recording, as well as performing in
popular live Country Rock throwbacks Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days. Fifteen-odd years passed quickly
doing what he loves most, playing and singing.
Johnson’s decision to come to Nashville was very much informed by the wealth of musical influences that
derive from the 300 mile radius of the city. Blues, Gospel, R&B, Country, Rockabilly, all of these influence
Johnson’s writing and his performances. To come to Nashville was, in some very definite way, to come
He is currently recording demos to go into the studio with his East Nashville neighbor, Scot Sax to record
an album (his first in 15 years) for release in Summer of 2019.
Contact: Patricio Johnson - - (615) 569-2422
website: (contains playlist)

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