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Robert 'One-Man' Johnson: CALENDAR

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

The Mill Iowa City

8PM

Price: donation

I will be opening for the Tanya English Band with guest star Gloria Hardiman. This will be an exciting exploration of blues and bawdy ballads. Don't miss this one of a kind presentation!


Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

The Village Meat Market Cedar Rapids

11AM-2PM

Price: no charge

Johnson and Johnson, heirs to the famous Band-Aid Corporation hold forth with music and frivolity. Dan Johnson, on Vocals and Bass, is CEO of Lotions and Potions. Robert One-Man Johnson, on Vocals, guitar, harmonica, cymbals and foot piano is CEO or Salves and Ointments! We have the cure for your winter aches and agues!



Thursday, December 27th, 2018

QDogs Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

I will be playing QDogs the second and fourth Thursday of each month for the forseeable future, alternating with Billy Lee Janey who will play the first and third Thursdays. If a month has a fifth Thursday Billy Lee and I will perform together.



Saturday, January 5th, 2019

Lincoln Wine Bar, Mt. Vernon

7PM

Price: no charge

First gig of 2019! Wow! Time marches on! And, I am still having so much fun playing my music for you all!


Past Dates

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

QDog's BBQ and Blues, Marion IA

6PM

Price: no charge

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

QDogs BBQ & Blues Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no charge

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

QDogs, Marion

6PM

Price: No charge

Thursdays are a great day to eat Turkey! I am playing Saturday instead! See you there!


Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Uptown Bill's Iowa City

8PM

Price: suggested donation

I am excited to be joining Mary Gaines and Chris Wagoner of Madison in concert at Uptown Bill's. I will open the show and then Mary and Chris will dazzle you with multi-instrumental and vocal presentations of original and period songs. These guys are consummate musicians and are also very humorous. After their set, I will join them for a finale. You will have a good time!


Thursday, November 8th, 2018

QDogs, Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Love the QDogs, patrons and staff alike!


Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Lincoln Wine Bar, Mount Vernon

7PM

Price: no charge

It is always so very warm with a wood-fired pizza oven!

Fear not the winds of winter!


Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Village Meat Market, Cedar Rapids

11AM-2PM

A solo performance at the Meat Market and Restaurant in the Czech Village. A small but lively room with lots of nice folks and great food! I am excited to be back!


Thursday, October 25th, 2018

QDogs Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Thursday Thursday Thursday, yay!



Friday, October 19th, 2018

The Sanctuary Iowa City

8PM

Price: no charge

Where it all started for me and my relationship with the Iowa City music scene! Marry a girl from Iowa City and it begins!  The Sanctuary has been a bastion of music and poetry since about 1972. I am excited to be on stage in this important cultural institution!


Saturday, October 13th, 2018

FB and Co. Waubeek

8PM

Price: no charge

A return to Waubeek, where time has stood still since the days of horse and buggy! I will be trading songs with Daddy-O Dennis McMurrin and my pal Dan Johnson. Always a great time in one of rare remaining roadhouse bars in rural Iowa!



Thursday, October 11th, 2018

QDogs Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Beginning the every other Thursday night rotation at QDogs!



Saturday, October 6th, 2018

QDogs Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Back in Iowa and looking forward to many great evenings playing music for the good folks of Cedar Rapids and Marion at QDogs!


Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Lincoln Wine Bar, Mt. Vernon

7 PM

Price: no charge

After a long and luxurious summer at the lake, we are back in Iowa and the Wine Bar awaits!


Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

Probably the final date of the summer before a return to Iowa City!


Friday, August 31st, 2018

Palmer's Bar, West Bank, Mpls

10-11:30 or so

Price: 5 buck cover

I am very excited to return to Palmer's Bar on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis to be part of an evening of funky folk blues. The evening will begin with local heroes The Front Porch Swilling Liquor Pigs, followed by my 90 minute set, and concluded with another band TBA until closing. Palmer's has been a fixture of West Bank life since the early days and is now even more active with live music of all kinds. I am grateful to bring my songs and music back to the Cities!  See you there!


Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Pine Harbor Bar

3-6PM

Price: no charge

Back before I was even playing music, my 3 older brothers would tell me of their exploits at Pine Harbor, a place on the Wisconsin River where 18 year olds could drink beer and begin the age old process of 'courtin'! After all these years, now captained by my pal Nancy Lorbetske, I am proud to play a couple of afternoon sets of music at Pine Harbor for those who cruise in on their boats or drive in on their jalopies! Going back in time here, folks!


Friday, August 24th, 2018

ArtStart Rhinelander Wi

noon

Price: no charge

An extra special Noontime concert at ArtStart Gallery in Rhinelander Wi


Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

ArtStart Gallery, Rhinelander Wi

7PM

Price: no charge

Back at a wonderful venue in northern Wisconsin, ArtStart Gallery and Concert Hall in downtown Rhinelander.



Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: No charge

In the summer heat amid mosquitoes and beer drinkers galore!


Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Maucieri's Crosslake MN

7-10

Price: no charge

Award winning Italian menu and wonderful staff. I love playing music at Maucieri's!


Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Private party at Lake Hubert

afternoon

Please to do an afternoon set or two for friends over at Lake Hubert in Nisswa MN


Friday, July 27th, 2018

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: 6

Tonight with Bob Goffstein of the Iowa Tornadoes Blues Band on guitar. Rocking out on the Patio.


Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

Minnesota fun in Crosslake.


Friday, June 29th, 2018

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: No charge

A Friday night show on the Oasis patio!


Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

On the patio, weather and mosquitoes allowing!


Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Andy's Crosslake MN

6PM

Price: no charge

First gig of the summer in Crosslake! Looking forward to good times with the people of Northeastern Minnesota and the many out-of-state tourists and summer visitors. If the weather allows, I will be outside on the Patio where Dan and his crew hold forth. Inside is warm and cozy if the meterological gods throw their slings and arrows!


Saturday, May 12th, 2018

FB and Co. Waubeek

8PM

Price: no charge

Trio gig with Dennis McMurrin and Dan Johnson to replace the cancelled gig in March!


Friday, May 11th, 2018

QDogs in Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Friday night gig with a special guest or two in my last show until fall at QDogs!


Thursday, May 10th, 2018

QDogs

6PM

Price: No charge

Final Thursday gig until fall!


Sunday, May 6th, 2018

The Sanctuary Iowa City

6-8PM

Price: no charge

Final Iowa City gig until next fall. A special Sunday performance in the Fireplace Room at the Sanctuary where it all started back in 1972!


Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Solon VFW

7-10

Price: no charge

First gig at the VFW in downtown Solon Iowa. I stopped in to see another band a couple of weeks and it seems like a lively group. Sure hope they like my music! 8^)*


Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

3-6PM

Price: no charge

A Sunday afternoon gig is always a lot of fun at one of the most historic roadhouses in Iowa!


Saturday, April 28th, 2018

QDogs in Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Saturday gig at QDogs with a special guest appearance by Bob Goffstein.


Friday, April 27th, 2018

The Lincoln Wine Bar, Mt. Vernon

7 PM

Price: no charge

Back at the Wine Bar in one of my favorite places, Mt. Vernon. Final show here until next fall!


Thursday, April 12th, 2018

QDogs in Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

My usual second Thursday gig at QDogs


Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Village Meat Market and then QDogs BBQ

11AM-2PM and 6-9PM

Price: no charge

A double header at two of my favorite places in the area, 11AM-2PM with Dennis McMurrin at The Village Meat Market and Restaurant in Cedar Rapids and after a brief rest, 6-9PM at QDogs in Marion. I will go to bed tired, but happy!


Saturday, March 24th, 2018

FB and Co. Waubeek Iowa

8PM

Price: no charge

Improvisational trio gig, me, Daddy-O and Dan Johnson. Three members of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame singing and playing music together, trading songs and hot licks in an old roadhouse bar out in the boondocks! Can't get much more fun than this!



Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

QDogs Marion Iowa

6

Price: no charge

Hope to see you there!


Saturday, March 10th, 2018

The Sanctuary Iowa City

8PM

Price: no charge

A return to the beloved Sanctuary, the club I have played most often since 1972!



Thursday, March 8th, 2018

QDogs, Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no charge

It's regular thing, 2nd and 4th Thursdays!



Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

7-10PM

Price: no charge

3rd Annual Winter Blues Fest with a set each by me and then the Tornadoes Blues Band with a finale set as we join forces. Great time is promised for all!


Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Lincoln Wine Bar, Mt.Vernon

7 PM

Price: no charge

It might be cold outside, but the wood-fired oven, imported from Italy, will be at about 800 degrees. Artisanal Neapolitan-style pizza with creative toppings, a fine wine list and select imported and local craft beers. I will be doing my usual thing, featuring left leg on the foot piano and a selection of guitars, harmonica and low-boy cymbal!


Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Qdogs Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

4th Thursday gig! Yay!


Thursday, February 8th, 2018

QDogs BBQ&Blues;Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Spring ain't that far away! C'mon out, eat some 'que and listen to my music!


Thursday, January 25th, 2018

QDogs Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday playing my music at one of the best places in the area!  Yay!


Saturday, January 20th, 2018

The Villages in Marion Private Party for Residents

1:30PM

Price: no charge

Some residents saw me play at QDogs and asked me over for an afternoon show. Sounds like fun!


Saturday, January 13th, 2018

The Sanctuary Iowa City

8PM

I first played the Sanctuary in 1972 and it quickly became my home base whenever I was living or visiting Iowa City. I reckon I have played there 50 plus times until they stopped having music a few years ago. New owners are committed to returning it to the forefront of live music in Iowa City. Proud to be the first one back in!


Thursday, January 11th, 2018

QDogs, Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Always a great time with families and friends at QDogs


Saturday, December 30th, 2017

QDog's BBQ and Blues, Marion Ia

6PM

Price: no charge

Final Gig of 2017!


Thursday, December 28th, 2017

QDogs BBQ Marion

6PM

Price: no charge

Always a wonderful time at QDogs! Great food, great staff, great audience! I love it!


Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Village Meat Market, Czech Village, Cedar Rapids

11AM-2PM

Price: no charge

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Trio! Yours truly, along with Dennis McMurrin and Dan Johnson. Trading off songs and supporting each other inprovisationally. Always a crazy time and the Meat Market has great food and the music loving patrons are the best!


Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Lincoln Wine Bar, Mount Vernon IA

7ish

Price: No charge

Fear not December's wrath! Warm the cockles of your heart! Wood-fired pizza, wine and beer with lots of happy people digging the music! See you there!


Saturday, December 16th, 2017

FB and Co. Waubeek Iowa

8PM

Price: no charge

Back again at Tim Kula's FB and Co. in trio format along with Dennis McMurrin and Dan Johnson taking turns singing our songs with everybody improvising accompaniment. This historic roadhouse in Waubeek has been supporting live music since the early 70s and is a historic treasure. I really enjoy playing here, just a short ride from Cedar Rapids, Mt. Vernon, or Iowa City!


Thursday, December 14th, 2017

QDogs BBQ and Blues in Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no charge

Back again at QDogs!


Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

QDogs BBQ & Blues Marion Iowa

6PM

Price: no charge

Fear Not the Winter Chill! Hot licks and spicy 'Cue at QDogs!


Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Lincoln Wine Bar, Mount Vernon IA

7ish

Price: no charge

Back to the LWB! looking forward to seeing my Mt. Vernon pals. It has been about 6 months since my last gig. Great pizza, wine, beer and a warm atmosphere!


Friday, October 27th, 2017

QDog's BBQ and Blues, Marion Ia

6PM

Price: no charge

Always a good time at QDog's!


Friday, October 20th, 2017

Big Daddy Lee Kohl's Birthday Bash

9PM

Price: private party

Playing a birthday set for an old pal who is not nearly as old as I am!  8^)*


Saturday, October 14th, 2017

QDog's BBQ and Blues, Marion IA

6PM

Price: no charge

Glad to be back in Iowa and performing at QDogs after a wonderful Minnesota summer!



Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Palmer's Bar, Cedar Ave. Mpls

7PM

Price: 5 bucks

It has been more than 25 years since I last played Palmer's Bar or anywhere on the West Bank in the Cities. I am very excited to play music for Nathan Reeder and the crew at Palmer's. I can't wait! I am hopeful of seeing many friends from the good old days of music and love! 8^)*


Saturday, September 16th, 2017

50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop

1PM

Price: no charge

This will be my 5th annual performance for the end-of- summer 50 Lakes Booyah Fest. Ole and the folks of 50 will be up all night slow-cooking this unique stew of various kinds of meat and local vegetables. It is a unique Minnesota tradidtion! Beer, booze, music, frivolity, and neighborly friendship will flow freely all day long. Booyah is available until it is gone!


Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Andy's Oasis

6PM

Price: no charge

Music will follow the golf tournament at Andy's. I will sing my new golf song (written in honor of Greg Gamble of Emily Greens) The Lost Ball Bogey!


Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

We are nearing the end of summer patio possibilities, but if the weather doesn't cooperate, we will move the festivities indoor!


Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Maucieri's

7ish

Price: no charge

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Maucieri's

7ish

Price: no charge

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Blues Cruise for WXPR Radio Rhinelander Wisconsin

7PM

Price: private party

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

WXPR Public Radio Concert Minocqua Wis

12 noon

Price: No charge

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Andy's Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Maucieri's Crosslake

7ish

Price: no charge

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

House Concert Park Rapids

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Andy's Oasis Crosslake

6PM

Price: no charge

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!


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