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Robert 'One-Man' Johnson: CALENDAR

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Andy's Oasis Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

House Concert Park Rapids

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Maucieri's Crosslake

7ish

Price: no charge

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

WXPR Public Radio Concert Minocqua Wis

12 noon

Price: No charge

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Blues Cruise for WXPR Radio Rhinelander Wisconsin

7PM

Price: private party

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Maucieri's

7ish

Price: no charge

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Maucieri's

7ish

Price: no charge

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Andy's Oasis

6PM

Price: no charge

Past Dates

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Maucieri's

7ish

Price: no charge

Excited to return for another great time at Maucieri's. 



Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Maucieri's Italian Bistro Crosslake

7ish

Price: no charge

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Farm at the Lake, Bagley Minnesota

TBA

Price: TBA

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Andy's Oasis Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

Barring tornado or thunderstorm, I will be outside on the patio!


Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Maucieri's Italian Bistro Crosslake

7ish

Price: no charge

Only June date this summer at Maucieri's, home of the best pasta and Italian food in Minnesota. I always have a good time and Dawn and the patrons love the blues!


Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

Back in the north country and playing some music outdoors at Andy's Oasis Bar. Nice setting with good folks who enjoying socializing and listening to music. Hope the skeeters stay away!


Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

7PM

Price: no charge

First show of the Minnesota summer season on Memorial Day Weekend May 27th. It will be great to back in the confines of one of the great Italian Restaurants and supporter of Live Music, Maucieri's in Crosslake. I have been playing here for several years and it is truly my home away from home. To extend the weekend, Lisa Wenger, Twin Cities legend, will be in on Sunday with her band!


Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Village Meat Market and Restaurant, Czech Village, Cedar Rapids

11-2PM

Price: no charge

A trio gig with Dan Johnson and Dennis McMurrin. We are all three members of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame and we swap songs and support each other. The venue is tiny, but welcoming, and the patrons love music. What more fun could a guy have?



Saturday, May 13th, 2017

QDogs BBQ and Blues

6PM

Price: no charge

Final gig of the spring at QDogs! I will miss the place. Wonderfully responsive audience with a family feel. Kids of all ages. And, the staff has been so kind and friendly.  I will be happy to be back on stage there in the fall!


Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern, Sutliff Iowa

3-6PM

Price: no charge

Taking the outdoor stage in the afternoon. Music will be replete with the sound of Harley's and custom autos and the bridge should be filled with customers from all around, lots of bicyclists and nature lovers exploring the unique Iowa landscape. Bob Goffstein, of the Tornadoes Blues Band will be joining me for this gig. See you there!


Friday, May 5th, 2017

QDogs BBQ and Blues, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no charge

Penultimate gig at Dogs. Then, I am off to the northwoods for the summer season.


Friday, April 28th, 2017

ArtStart Rhinelander Wisconsin

4:30 and 7PM

Price: TBA

I am heading up to my hometown, Rhinelander Wisconsin, to play a couple of concerts. The afternoon performance will be child-oriented, featuring good old songs that kids sing in school plus selections from my children's album, Don't Make a Dinosaur Sore. At 7 PM I will be presenting a selection of more adult songs from my 11 CD recordings of blues, jazz, ragtime, and folk/country songs. Very excited for this chance to play at the ArtStart gallery space!


Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

George's Buffet Iowa City

8-11

Price: no charge

Wow! It has been a long time since I have played at George's, the prototypical neighborhood tavern on Market Street in Iowa City!  Mike and Melissa are ardent supporters of live music, hosting many local bands, jazz faculty concerts and supporting student musicians as well. I love the vibe and the patrons are the best. I hope you can stop down! I will enjoy playing music for you!


Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Habitat for Humanity Dinner

5-7PM

Price: private party

I will be playing music for the dinner meeting of the Iowa City Habitat for Humanity. I appreciate the efforts of this marvelous group of volunteers and this very worthy cause. Build It Up!


Friday, April 14th, 2017

QDogs BBQ and Blues

6PM

Price: no charge

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no charge

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

QDogs BBQ and Blues

6PM

Price: no charge

Friday, March 24th, 2017

QDog's BBQ and Blues, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no charge

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no charge

Friday, March 17th, 2017

QDogs BBQ & Blues, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no charge

Friday, March 10th, 2017

QDog's BBQ and Blues, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no charge

As I write this it is colder than Billy Hell out! Hopefully spring will have arisen by now and the music and BBQ will be hot at QDog's!


Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Motley cow

7PM

Price: no charge

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

QDog's BBQ and Blues, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no charge

After a long hiatus, back at QDog's! Always a good time for me!


Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Motley Cow Iowa City

7PM

Price: no charge

Back from sunny San Antonio.  Happy to be home and playing music at the Cow!



Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Lincoln Wine Bar, Mt. Vernon Iowa

7-10PM

Price: no cover

Always warm and cheery at the Wine Bar.  Join me in my final gig before a little winter respite down in San Antonio!


Saturday, January 7th, 2017

QDogs BBQ, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no cover

First gig of 2017!  Happy New Year and I hope it will be a better year for all of us than last year! I am so grateful to be still playing my music for you all.  At age 74, every night playing music is pretty special!


Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Motley Cow Iowa City

7PM

Price: no charge

last minute add-on show at the Motley Cow. Brrrr! Cold outside, but hot music in there!


Thursday, December 29th, 2016

QDogs BBQ, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no cover

Pre-New Year's Eve gig! Come on down!



Friday, December 23rd, 2016

QDogs BBQ, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no cover

A pre-Christmas bash at the best 'Que' spot in the upper midwest.  Jeff and Judy welcome you to their club with lots of great beer and tap to slosh down incredible food! I love the vibe of this place!


Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern, Sutliff Iowa

3-6PM

Price: no cover

Happy to play a Sunday afternoon out by the river and the historic Sutlff Bridge.  One of the great roadhouse taverns of the Iowa countryside.  Beautiful views and great, down to earth folks who love the community and society of tavern life.  I really enjoy playing here.


Friday, December 16th, 2016

Sammy's Pizza Eau Claire, Wisconsin

8PM

Price: no cover

I am very excited to return to Sammy's after so many years.  I was introduced to the place in 1963 when my pal, Larry Heagle, took me in for a pie.  Incredible sausage recipe and thin-crust heavily covered with mozzarella. Then, in later years, I played music there whenever I was back in town. When I recently called about a gig, Jimmy the owner said, "Yah! We still got a poster on the wall from the last time you played here!"  8^)*


Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Malarkey's Pub Wausau Wisconsin

7ish-10ish

Price: no cover

First date set up for  a short tour of Wisconsin!


Friday, December 9th, 2016

QDogs BBQ, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no cover

I will be featuring a brand new foot piano and some of my other unique guitars in my return to a QDogs.  Great BBQ and music four nights a week, QDogs is a true supporter of live music.  A crazy noisy room filled with people enjoying life in the midwest!


Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Motley Cow, Iowa City

7PM

Price: no cover

Warm yourself up with some food and grog at the best little bistro in the area!  Great food, friendly staff, many great beers, and some blues, jazz, ragtime, and country folk! What more could you want on a cold December night!


Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Motley Cow, Iowa City

7PM

Price: no cover

After a short hiatus, back in town at the Motley Cow! Yay! 8^)*



Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Village Meat Market, Czech Village, Cedar Rapids

11-2PM

Price: no cover

Solo Gig in benefit of the Meat Market helping to recoup losses during this year's flooding!


Friday, November 25th, 2016

QDogs BBQ, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no cover

My only Q Dogs date in November!  Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Lincoln Wine Bar

7PM

Price: no cover

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

F.B. and Co Waubeek

8PM

Price: no cover

Always glad to join forces with Dan Johnson and Dennis McMurrin at the historic and unique blues venue, FB and Co. in wonderful downtown Waubeek!


Friday, October 21st, 2016

QDogs BBQ

6PM

Price: no cover

Another show at QDogs, featuring blues music 4 nights a week.  It is rare to find a place that is so supportive of live music and I am proud to be a part of the rotation!


Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

The Village Meat Market, Czech Village, Cedar Rapids

11AM-2 PM

Price: no cover

A duo gig with the Daddy-o Dennis McMurrin while Dan Johnson heads out to Colorado.  A special benefit to help out the Meat Market after the effects of flood preparation, this should be a lot of fun!  I will provide the rhythm and back ground for Dennis on his songs and he will provide hot licks and crazy jocularity for my stuff!   Lou and her staff will provide the mix of Cajun and Czech cuisine!  Please support the Czech Village in its return from the flood zone!


Friday, October 14th, 2016

QDogs BBQ

6PM

Price: no cover

I had a great time last Saturday in my return to QDogs! Such an appreciative audience.  Following my performance I had a brisket sandwich and some cheesey potatoes.  The spuds were great, but the brisket was the best I have ever eaten (and I have had brisket in KC, Memphis, Arkansas, and myriad joints in Texas).  Congrats to Jeff for that award-winning beef! Anyway, I am back on the 14th and looking forward to an evening of the blues!


Saturday, October 8th, 2016

QDogs BBQ

3-6PM

Price: no cover

Yes!  Back to the land of killer barbecue and 4 nights a week of blues!  I really enjoy playing music at this place. Note the special time for the gig, between the Hawkeyes and the Cubs.  These folks are sports 'cray-cray' as well as blues crazy!  Thanks to Jeff and Judy Coil for keeping it live!


Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

Wow!  Back to Iowa City and right out of the blocks at one of my favorite venues!  David and his crew provide some very fine victuals and support for Iowa City Live Music!  I hope to see you there!  I will probably still be speaking with a Minnesota accent, doncha know?


Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

7:30

Price: no cover

A late add-on and a welcome surprise.  I will be part of Maucieri's Crosslake Days celebration.  It will be the final gig of the summer for me before we drain the plumbing, turn off the electric and head back to Iowa City.  As always, sadness about leaving Minnesota but happiness to be back in our Iowa City home!


Saturday, September 17th, 2016

50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop

12-4PM

Price: no cover

The Annual Booyah Festival features a cauldron over a wood fire cooking all night prior to the Fest.  Ole and the local denizens mind the stew of many different kinds of meat (some exotic wild game) and vegetables. People come from miles around to celebrate the end of summer and beginning of the beautiful fall season in the northwoods.  I will be playing my music outdoors while people consume all the good stuff.  It is such a great example of neighbors, friends, and visitors coming together and relaxing.  See you there!


Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Andy's Crosslake

7PM

Price: no cover

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

7:30

Price: no cover

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

7:30

Price: no cover

I had a wonderful time last week in my first post-surgery performance at The Bistro!  I hope folks will continue to show up, dance and sing, drink some brewskis, and enjoy the family that is Maucieri's in Crosslake! It's summer in Minnesota!


Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Andy's Crosslake

7PM

Price: no cover

Second of only 3 shows this summer at Andy's.  Nice outdoor patio gig (weather permitting).  Always a lot of fun with new faces and friends from all over the Midwest.  I'll do my best to make everyone musically happy!


Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

7:30

Price: no cover

Back from an ordeal of gall bladder surgery with major complications, this will be an exciting return to Maucieri's  Hope to see you there!


Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

7:30

Price: no cover

It's great to be back at the cabin and I am excited to be playing some dates at Maucieri's Italian Bistro in Crosslake.  Besides being voted Best Pasta in Minnesota, Maucieri's supports live music and I will be appearing intermittently all summer!



Friday, May 13th, 2016

QDogs BBQ

7PM

Price: no cover

My final date for the spring at QDogs in Marion.  Wow!  It has been so much fun and I am already looking forward to my return in the fall after a Minnesota summer of catching fish, cleaning fish, cooking fish and eating fish, night time loons, one channel of TV, woodpeckers hammering away, eagles diving in for fish and eating them on the bank near our cabin.  Then, before you know it, birches turn yellow and the leaves start to fall and then we are back in Iowa City.


Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

5PM

Price: no cover

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern!  5 PM Sunday!  Final gig in Iowa before we take off for the summer and our 50 Lakes Minnesota fishing cabin!  We love Iowa but we also love Minnesota and, even my home state of Wisconsin.  I guess that just makes us Midwesterners!  


Saturday, May 7th, 2016

QDogs BBQ

7PM

Price: no cover

Always a good time at QDogs.  It has been a home away from home for the past few months.  I appreciate the audience who are very musically literate and many bring their kids for the food and music.  The venue is such that folks can easily come up and check out my instrumentation and talk about my music. Jeff and Judy support live music, a rarity in these changing times!  Thanks to everybody! 


Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Village Meat Market and Restaurant

11AM-2PM

Price: no cover

Final performance until next fall at the beloved Meat Market with Dan Johnson on bass!


Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

Final show this spring at the Motley Cow.  It has been a great run with a fine relationship with the club, its patrons, and a very generous staff.  I am looking forward to a fall return when we get back in September.


Friday, April 29th, 2016

Lincoln Wine Bar

7PM

Price: no coverFinal

Final Wine Bar show before we head up to Mosquitoville!


Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

Spring in full swing and I will be swinging with the blues, the jazz, the folky country style stuff, what ever suits my fancy.  Looking forward to it!  See you there!


Friday, April 22nd, 2016

QDogs BBQ

6PM

Price: no charge

Somehow people seem to just relate barbecue consumption with beer and blues.  QDogs is the epitome!  I really enjoy playing this place where food meets music, and people chat and listen and tap their feet while smacking their lips!


Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no charge

It is a treat to have a weekly gig set up close to my home here in Iowa City.  I get to play lots of my newest songs and frequent guest musicians push me into trying different stuff and improvising.  Life is good!


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Habitat for Humanity

One-Man Johnson - 5PM

Price: private dinner

Doing the annual spring organizational dinner for Habitat for Humanity, my favorite charitable organization in the world!  Playing a little dinner entertainment and featuring my original song, Build It Up!


Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

Another evening of fun and frolic at the Motley Cow!  Spring is here!  See you there!


Friday, April 8th, 2016

QDogs BBQ

6PM

Price: no cover

Spring is in the air and a young man's fancy turns to pulled pork!  Always good food, good folks and a lot of fun at QDogs!


Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no charge

I love playing at the Motley Cow!  A very relaxed atmosphere with a variety of people in attendance, old folks, kids, hippies, professionals locals, and people just out exploring beautiful Iowa City.  Spring has made every one light-footed including this old dog!


Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

4PM-7PM

Price: no cover

I haven't had a chance to play Baxa's in a couple of months.  Very excited to return to this unique Iowa rural roadhouse tavern.  Very good food and wonderful patrons.  A mix of motorcyclists, bicyclists, and folks from all around just out appreciating the wonderful bridge and river views.  I love playing music there!


Friday, April 1st, 2016

QDogs BBQ

6PM

Price: no cover

Always the April Fool, I am excited to play on my special day!


Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Motley Cow

One-Man Johnson - 7PM

Price: no cover

Back from Wisconsin to my regular Thursday night gig at the Motley Cow on Linn Street in Iowa City.   Spring is here and I am excited to play music as much as I can!


Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

QDogs BBQ

6-8PM

Price: no cover

Back to Marion and my favorite BBQ and Blues joint, QDogs.  Wednesday geezer starting time 6-8PM!


Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Volume One The Local Store

One-Man is back in town! - 7PM

205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire WI 54703
[map]
Price: no cover

Volume One Magazine is one of the hippest publications for music and art you can find in the midwest.  Eau Claire is in a renaissance period right now and I am happy to play at the record and book store/art gallery associated with this magazine.  It is called The Local Store on Dewey St. near Galloway and I will be singing and playing in the small gallery music area. I am hoping lots of long lost pals from our many years living and playing in Western Wisconsin will show up to hear my latest stuff!


Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Malarkey's Pub, Wausau

One-Man Johnson - 7:30PM

Wausau WI [map]
Price: no cover

Back up by Wausau to play at a great food and music venue.  Tyler and his staff treat me right and I have a lot of friends and relatives to sing and play for!  An early start for the geezers and I play late for the younger set.  Lots of new songs and some old stand-bys!  See you there!


Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The Motley Cow

7-9PM

Price: no cover

A Cow in a Jester's Costume...what a great idea!


Saturday, March 12th, 2016

FB and Co. Waubeek

8PM

Price: no

Back with my pals Dan Johnson and Dennis McMurrin taking turns singing our songs and supporting each other musically.  Always a great time performing at a real true rural roadhouse tavern!


Thursday, March 10th, 2016

The Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

Milk that Cow!


Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Lincoln Wine Bar

7PM

Price: no cover

I always have a great time playing music in Mt. Vernon. Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

Back at the Cow Again!  


Saturday, February 27th, 2016

QDogs BBQ Date Cancelled

6PM

Price: no cover

Cancelled due to double booking.  The great Tony Brown and Dan Johnson will be holding forth!


Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no charge

I will do my best to enhance your dining experience with my original material interfaced with Blues, Jazz, Folk, and other forms of American music!  Dig it!


Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The Motley Cow

7PM

Price: no cover

An intimate place with diverse patrons and an interesting menu of hand-made food with a plethora of exotic beverages.  I will try to add to the ambience!

7PM till...


Saturday, February 13th, 2016

QDogs BBQ

6PM

Price: no cover

Last minute booking for Saturday the 13th 6PM.  Always a good time and good food and music at QDogs!


Thursday, February 11th, 2016

QDogs BBQ

6PM

Price: no cover

Thursday night at QDogs means and early set for the geezers like me!  6PM start and time to pound down some ribs and a Shiner Bock after the gig!


Thursday, February 4th, 2016

The Motley Cow

One-Man Johnson - 7PM

Linn Street off Market
Iowa City IA [map]
Price: no cover

My first appearance at Iowa City's fine dining bistro, The Motley Cow on Linn Street.  David and Peter have been doing jazz on Tuesdays and want to branch out with a little acoustic folk, blues and other forms of American music.  I am very excited to play several Thursday gigs at this wonderful venue!


Saturday, January 30th, 2016

QDogs BBQ

7PM

Price: no cover

This place is getting to be my home away from home! 


Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

QDogs

7PM

Price: no cover

Brr!  Come out and warm up with spicy barbecue and hot blues and jazz!


Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Lincoln Wine Bar

One-Man - 7PM

Price: no cover

No place in Iowa warmer than near the wood-fired Pizza Oven and the smiles of Aaron and Andrew, your friendly 'pizza-istas'!  It is a great escape from the January chill.  I will try to warm your cockles with some hot blues and jazz tunes!


Saturday, January 9th, 2016

QDogs

One Man's Blues - 7PM

Price: no cover

First gig of 2016 at QDogs!  It is my third visit and folks have been kind to me.  As previously stated, great food in a place that supports live music, the kind you like!  See you there!


Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

One Man and the Tornadoes - 7Pm-11PM

Price: no cover

Winter Blues Extravaganza on January 2nd.  First gig of the New Year playing with my pals, The Tornadoes.  I will open with a set of my stuff, the boys will throw out the jams with their high energy, old-school blues, and we will join together for a finale set.  Baxa's is a great roadhouse tavern with good food, good people, and a history of good times!


Saturday, December 26th, 2015

QDogs

One-Man Johnson - 7PM

Blairs Ferry Road
Marion IA [map]
Price: no cover

Boxing Day performance.  Get out of the house!  You've had enough holiday.  Come eat some barbecue and listen to the blues!


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