The Johnson Family Band

The Johnson Family Band


The Johnson Family Band is a hard drinkin', fast pickin', finger-lickin' bluegress band out of Fargo North Dakota. We've been Playing Bluegrass standards and originals since we met in college.


The Johnson Family band is a bluegrass outfit from Fargo North Dakota. We play original tunes, and some of our favorite standards and Appalachian folk songs. We've all been playing for years in different genres of music, ranging from Jazz, to Pop, to Indi Rock, but all found common ground in our love of folk music. We all grew up in the Midwest, which is reflected in the music that we make. We write music about travel, dreaming of women, working hard in the day, and playing hard at night; inspired by the life we grew up with on the farm.

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We are currently working on our first studio album. Our only available recording is a demo entitled The Basement tapes...recorded live in Ross' basement February, 2007

Set List

The Johnson boys- traditional
Lay me down
You ain't goin' nowhere- Dylan
Let the Moon shine on your tongue
Tell it to me- traditional
Ashville junction- traditional
Sheriff's Wife
Down to the river
Sharecropper’s son- traditional
Please take care of me
Dim lights, thick smoke- Flatts and Scruggs
Sales Tax on the women
When I first came to this Country- traditional
Ugly Girl- traditional
Stealin'- traditional
Wagon Wheel- OCMS

This is an out dated set list. We currently play around 45-50 original and standard pieces that are not listed.