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Robert 'One-Man' Johnson: BIO/CREDITS

Robert 'One-Man' Johnson
Musician, entertainer, international educator (retired)
Born:  Robert Vernon Valentine Johnson, 1942, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
Education:   Rhinelander High School, Rhinelander Wisconsin  1960
BA: University of Wisconsin Eau Claire   Art Education/ English  1967  
                   MA: University of Iowa   Linguistics and English Education 1990

Married:  1972  Margery Fairchild Johnson

International Teaching Posts 

1983-88       Turkey:  Uskudar American School for Girls; Robert College of Istanbul
1990-93       Japan:  Nagoya International School
1993-1998   Saudi Arabia:   Yanbu International School 
1998-2000   Turkey: Robert College of Istanbul 
2000-2007   China: Shanghai American School
2009-2011   Thailand:  International School of Bangkok

2014 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Member
Robert 'One-Man' Johnson

sings classic and original blues & ragtime songs and plays
guitar, harmonica, hi-hat cymbal and footpiano


1976  Sweet Mama, Don't Let It Fall!
1978  '54 Chevrolet Panel Truck Blues
1986  Istanbul'da Bir Amerikali
1987  Blues Ne Renk'dir?
1988  Cekirdek Resitali
1989  Mideast/Midwest
1991  Bruise..Live in Nagoya
2000  Let's Get Primitive
2001  Don't Make a Dinosaur Sore
2004  Flusteration!
2005  So Many Roads To Ramble
2006  50/50
2013  Soft Shoulders, Dangerous Curves
2015 Housedog Music Presents! 'One-Man' Johnson

Major Musical Influences:

Jesse 'Lone-Cat' Fuller, Mose Allison, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sleepy John Estes, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf
Some Performance Credits:
Concerts and Festivals at 200+ universities in the US / 5 appearances on 'A Prairie Home Companion'
Some Club and Concert spots:
Museum of Modern Art, Lone Star Cafe, New York CityStanhope House, Stanhope, New Jersey
Somebody Else's Troubles,Chicagofest, Earl of Old Town, Chicago Tiptina's, Tulanefest, Prytania Cafe, New Orleans  3 Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh  Summerfest, Blue River Cafe, Milwaukee  Main Point, Philadelphia  Bottom Line, Little Village, Country Joe, Nagoya  Artist Quarter, William's Pub, Minneapolis  House of Blues and Jazz, Shanghai  Milano, Nomads, Log Home, Ad Here 13, Phuket Blues Festival, Bangkok  Jazz Cafe, Turkish Television, Istanbul  Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Davenport  Bayfront Blues Festival, Duluth  Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa
Major venue opening act work with:
Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Muddy Waters, Dave Van Ronk, Hall & Oates, Leon Redbone, John Prine, Willie Dixon, James Cotton, Mojo Buford,  Mose Allison, Phoebe Snow, Captain Beefheart, Eric Andersen, Mink Deville, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Corky Siegel, George Porter All Stars, Commander Cody, Bonnie Koloc, Koko Taylor, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Dave 'Snaker' Ray, Spider John Koerner, John Hammond, Luther Allison, Bulent Ortacgil, Erkan Ogur