Sailor, 1942
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Sailor, 1942


Band Folk Bluegrass


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"In-Tune; Sailor, 1942"

Sailor, 1942’s music is a lot different than the music of bands that Johnson has been in (A Cover Story) and is still in (I Am the Sea). “In a band, five mouths make one voice, so you as an individual get filtered and drowned out. Sailor, 1942 is all me. I’m not writing to please or writing around other people. I can be completely genuine and honest without having to pass it through four other people. I love the band settings and my band mates, but that is only a small portion of what I like and who I am.”

The music for Sailor, 1942 is a mix of Blues, Punk, Rock and Soul with an emphasis on Folk. Johnson’s interest in Folk music is something fans from his other bands might not expect from him. “I blame my mom 100%,” said Johnson. “She is a huge Bluegrass and Gospel fan. I remember being eight years old in the back of the car while my mom blasted ‘Fox on the Run.’ I remember thinking, ‘This is so uncool. I hope my friends don’t see me.’ Randomly, since then, I would get that song stuck in my head. When I turned 15 I started to think ‘Maybe this stuff isn’t so bad after all’ and I dove into it.” - Examiner


Debut Record- The Open Road, The Open Ocean
CD and Vinyl pressings
Released independently



Sailor, 1942 started as a solo folk project for singer/banjoist Nick Johnson. When word got out about his songs, fellow musicians Kyle, Nathan, Gunner, David, and Sidney joined as full time members. With influences such as Bob Dylan, The Tallest Man On Earth, Bright Eyes, and Iron and Wine Sailor, 1942 has crafted a full and original sound while sticking to the basics.