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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!


Friday, December 11th, 2015

QDogs

One Man's Blues - 7PM

Marion IA [map]
Price: no cover

My first gig at QDogs Barbecue and Blues in Marion Iowa.  I am excited to bring my music to a new crowd.  They are making some tasty food and it looks like it will be a fun gig!


Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Lincoln Wine Bar

November Chill - 7ish

the strip
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]
Price: no cover

The Pizza oven will be warming our cockles and other important body parts.  I hope to add some heat to the room with lots of new songs and guest appearances by musically kindred spirits!  See you there!


Thursday, November 19th, 2015

George's Buffet

One-Man is back in town! - 8PM

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

I am so happy to be back playing at George's, Iowa City's finest tavern. Mike and Melissa have been supporting live music for a long time and the patrons are the best.  I have a bunch of new songs and some new equipment that should sound just right!  Might be a couple of pals sitting in with me on a few numbers too!  See you there!


Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The Village Meat Market and Cafe

One-Man Johnson - 11-2PM

Czech Village area
Cedar Rapids Iowa [map]
Price: no charge

Lou and Mark and all the folks at the Village Meat Market and Restaurant are great supporters of live music.  The place is tiny, with a meat counter and a very small food service area.  But, they shoehorn in a bunch of people who love the food and come for the music as well. I am always happy to come and play my stuff there, sometimes along with Daddy-O Dennis McMurrin and usually with Dan Johnson.  We share songs and support each other musically and psychically.  The Village Meat Market and Restaurant was just listed as one of the 11 Most Unique Restaurants in Iowa. Unique?, Hell yes! Great food, great vibe, great people! Double-Hell-Yes!


Saturday, October 24th, 2015

F.B. and Co.

8-11PM

Whittier Road (call for directions!)
Waubeek Iowa 319 438 6582 [map]
Price: no cover

Back at Waubeek, rocking on the Wapsipinicon with Dan Johnson, Dennis McMurrin and me trading songs and stories. It'll be a great time!  See you there!


Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Stone City General Store

Rob Lumbard and One-Man Johnson - 9PM

downtown
Stone City Iowa [map]
Price: no cover

Back from a summer in Minnesota, armed with a temporary Scandinavian accent and a belly full of fish, I am looking forward to sharing the stage with my pal from Des Moines.  Rob Lumbard is a Blues Hall of Fame lightning lefty guitarist who also sings left-handed. He has a similar mental set to mine regarding choice of music.  Lots of good humor mixed in with some tough old blues and jazz tunes.  We do a set apiece and then a finale set of duets.  We have a lot of fun and you will too!  See you there...


Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Lincoln Wine Bar

One-Man From the Northwoods - 7ish

the strip
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]
Price: no cover

First gig back in Iowa after a great long summer of playing music in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  I am looking forward to seeing old and new friends at a place I have learned to love in a great small town, Mount Vernon Iowa!


Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

The Tornadoes - 6-9PM

by the river
sutliff ia [map]
Price: no cover

Jim Rossen, Tornaodoes' harmonica player extraordinaire, is unable to make this gig.  I am honored to be asked to fill in for him with my old pals, Bob, Dan, and Rich.  It is going to be so much fun!


Friday, September 18th, 2015

brigid's pub

One-Man Johnson - 7PM

bemidji mn [map]

My first time playing at Brigid's Pub in Bemidji.  We visited last year and loved the town.  Really good restaurants in the area.  An Italian fine dining place called Tutti Benno and Brigid's as well.  They have a great stage setting and feature music most nights of the week.  I am looking forward to being interviewed on KBXE in the afternoon, playing the club that night, and just enjoying spending the weekend there!


Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Booyah Festival 50 Lakes

Blues, Booyah and My Birthday! - 12-4PM

50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop
50 Lakes Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

Come down and help me celebrate my 73rd birthday while eating the famous end-of-summer soup concoction that is cooked all night by Ole and the boys over a wood fire in a huge cast iron cauldron.  It is tasty and the music will be tasty too!


Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

One-Man Johnson - 7:30PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

One-Man Johnson - 7:30PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Sackett's Bar and Grill

Take Me Back Home! - 8-12

Brown Street
Rhinelander Wisconsin [map]
Price: no cover

Back at Sackett's Bar in downtown Rhinelander Wisconsin for an evening of fun with old pals.  My new blues album will be on sale and I will play songs from that as well as stuff from the previous 10 CDs.  Too many songs and never enough time to sing them all! I will start about 8PM following my 55th annual Rhinelander High School class reunion.  Talk about a Hodag nostalgia injection!


Friday, August 28th, 2015

Artstart Rhinelander

House Concert One-Man Johnson - 7PM

Rhinelander Wisconsin [map]
Price: donation

Artstart is a local gallery/cultural center that also appears to be a community activity source.  I will post their website and more info soon.


Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Malarkey's Pub

Malarkey's Pub! One-Man is Back in Town! - 7PM

408 3rd Ave.
Wausau Wisconsin 54401
US [map]

Back in Wausau Wisconsin, for years one of my favorite places to play. These people love music and they know how to party.  The 7PM start allows many of my relatives to get out early, have some fun, and get to bed on time!  8^)*  I will continue to play until 11PM for the younger set who seem to enjoy my stuff as well.  Great to be back in Central Wisconsin!


Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

One-Man Johnson - 7:30PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Bayfront Blues Festival 3rd appearance

Tent Show at the Bayfront Festival - 1:00-1:30

W Railroad St & South 5th Ave W
Duluth Minnesota 55802
US [map]
Price: see festival schedule

My third appearance at one of the best festivals in the US on the shores of Lake Superior.  I have lots of new tunes and should have my 11th disc ready for sale!


Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

One-Man Johnson - 7:30PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

Friday, July 31st, 2015

50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop

Friday Night Blues at 50 - 7-11

Highway 3
50 Lakes Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

A special evening of the blues at the local!  I really have a great time playing music for my friends and neighbors.  50 Lakes Bar, Bottle Shop, Town Hall and Post Office has Nordeast on tap, a real pinball machine, a couple of pool tables, a paperback library and some of the friendliest bartenders in Minnesota.  I will set up near the door out to the new patio.  Come on down!


Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Andy's

One-Man on the Patio - 6PM

Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

This is my first appearance at Andy's in Crosslake. An early 6PM start out on the patio, geezer hours!  I don't know too much about the food or anything, but friends have been after me to get a gig there because they seem to enjoy the outdoor ambience.  Nice stage set up.  I am hoping for good weather and few, if any, mosquitoes!  See you there!


Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

One-Man Johnson - 7:30PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

July in Minnesota - 7:30PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

Fourth of July is a crazy time up at the lake.  Folks spend a weeks salary on fireworks to shoot off from their docks, putting the loons and the looney into terror!  I will try to appease the blues and jazz gods who reside in the afterworld with my interpretations of their timeless efforts and a plethora of tunes that I have penned myself!


Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

One-Man

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Maucieri's

One-Man Back in Town! - 7:30PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

Summer is rolling back into Crow Wing County and the Lakes area. The best Italian food north of Minneapolis and a great place for music appreciators to gather.  I have a new CD and tons of new songs to go with the stuff that you heard last summer.  I love this place!


Saturday, June 13th, 2015

50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop

Beach Party, Meat Raffle, Bingo and One-Man - 4-6PM

Highway 3
50 Lakes Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

OK, there is no beach, but we don't need no stinkin' beach!  It is summer in Minnesota and we have Nordeast on tap, Ole, Diana and Toni behind the bar, a meat raffle, bingo, and a couple sets of blues from Robert 'One-Man' Johnson.  Beach wear is optional (but we hope certain of the residents don't choose that option!)

 8^)*


Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

One-Man Back in Town! - 7:30PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover

Back for four months of beautiful Minnesota summer, catch fish, clean fish, cook fish, eat fish!  And best, a chance to play music for Dawn and all the patrons of Maucieri's!  Lots of new songs, a brand new CD of old blues and jazz tunes, and I am pumped!  See you there!


Saturday, May 16th, 2015

The Village Meat Market and Cafe

DJ, The DaddyO and Un Hombre - 11AM-2PM

Czech Village
Cedar Rapids Iowa [map]
Price: no cover

A relaxed brunch show with the Tres Amigos: Dan and One-Man Johnson, heirs to the Bandaid fortune (Dan has ownership and rights to Ointments and Unguents and Robert is sole purveyor of Lotions and Potions.)  DaddyO will be on hand to dance the Funky Butt while playing the guitar behind his head.  Final Meat gig by the Terrible Threesome until next fall!


Thursday, May 14th, 2015

baxa's sutliff tavern

Final Fling / One-Man Johnson - 6-9PM

by the river
sutliff ia [map]
Price: no cover

Last Iowa Show before heading up to summer digs in 50 Lakes Minnesota.  Trading the beauty of rural Iowa and the Cedar River site near the historic Sutliff Bridge for a little fishing cabin on a lake 120 miles west of Duluth, wood tick central!


Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Terry Trublood Park 5K Race for Habitat

5K Benefit Race for Habitat for Humanity - 9:30 AM

Sand Creek Road
Iowa City Iowa 5224o
Uni [map]

I am playing some music as contestants end their race.  Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity


Saturday, May 9th, 2015

F. B. And Co. Waubeek

The Triple Threat DJ, DaddyO and One-Man - 8-11PM

Whittier Road (call for directions!)
Waubeek Iowa 319 438 6582 [map]
Price: no

Final Triple Threat show at Waubeek until Fall!  Good weather will mean fun and frolic on the village green!  Maybe some skinny dipping in the Wapsipinicon!


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Lincoln Wine Bar

Housedog Music Presents! New Album Release Celebration - 7PM

the strip
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]

If the discs arrive on time as they are supposed to, I will be presenting songs from the new album!  Bob Goffstein used his incredible expertise to produce and engineer a faithful respresentation of what I do on stage.  19 old blues and jazz tunes from the folks who established what is now called rock and jazz will be featured along with songs from my 10 previous albums!


Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat Fund Raiser Dinner - 4:30-6:30

Price: fund raiser

I will be singing my song, Build It Up, written for the Habitat for Humanity while teaching in Bangkok.  I also will be singing some more of my songs to entertain diners and supporters of this wonderful charity. More details about the gig will follow soon!


Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

Thirsty Thursdays/One-Man Johnson - 6-9PM

by the river
sutliff Ia [map]
Price: no cover

By now the trees are fully 'leafed out' and folks will be a-sneezing due to the pollen allergies.  Best possible cure is to pound down some barley beverages and eat lots of the great food that Randy and Company provide in this wonderfully antique roadhouse!  I will have lots of new and different songs played on at least 3 of my many guitars and perhaps, just perhaps, on a new version of my 12 string bass foot piano!  See you there!


Friday, April 3rd, 2015

The Village Meat Market and Cafe

One-Man Solo - 11:30-2PM

Czech Village area
Cedar Rapids Iowa [map]
Price: no cover

I will be playing music for Lou and Mark at their wonderful New Orleans/Czech themed restaurant in the Czech Village.  Usually I share the stage with other folks, but this will be a solo shot.  I am looking forward to playing more stuff, especially some of my new material!  I hope to see you there!


Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

Thirsty Thursdays/One-Man Johnson - 6-9PM

by the river
sutliff Iowa [map]
Price: no cover

As the weather continues to improve Baxa's will start to fill with bicyclists and motorcyclists who gather at the river near the old bridge.  One of the truly old roadside taverns, Baxa's has great food and it is a wonderful place for me to play music.  See you there!


Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Support Concert for Medieval to Metal - 5:30-6:30

Wausau Wisconsin [map]
Price: no cover

I am privileged to be asked to play some music and talk to people about my life's association with the guitar, as part of a traveling project on display in Wausau!  The exhibit itself will be interesting to view as the guitar is arguably the single most important object in our musical culture.  I will be singing music from my repertoire and talking about how it has affected my life!  This is very exciting to me!


Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

Thirsty Thursdays / One-Man Johnson - 6-9PM

by the river
sutliff ia [map]

Specials on wings and brewskis, a bucketful on ice to share with your pals.  Gorgeous spring weather will bring lots of bicyclists (and a few Harleys as well) out to the old bridge in Sutliff.  6-9PM every Thursday is a great time to enjoy nature and one of the last old Iowa roadhouse taverns.  Good food and real people!


Friday, March 13th, 2015

The Lincoln Wine Bar

Special Friday Evening Performance - 7ish

downtown
Mt. Vernon Iowa Uni [map]
Price: no cover

I am so happy that owner Jesse has asked me to play a special Friday night show at the Wine Bar.  The Wine Bar is an in-demand club for live music in Eastern Iowa and they have lots of great bands and soloists, especially but not exclusively oriented toward acoustic stuff.  I am really looking forward to be on the stage again.  The staff is great and the pizza is very special, but the best part is the audience who love music and being part of a very cool community!


Thursday, March 12th, 2015

baxa's sutliff tavern

Winter Blues / One-Man Johnson - 6-9 PM

by the river
sutliff ia [map]
Price: no cover

First of a series of 4 shows at Baxa's Sutliff Store and Bar in historic Sutliff Iowa.  We hope the March weather will be 'for' us instead of 'agin us'.  If spring allows, the neighbors, plus folks up from Iowa City and down from Mt. Vernon and Lisbon will join some adventurous bikers to party on the river.  Baxa's has great food and beer (but no mixed drinks) and a warm ambience.  I played there for the first time last fall and truly enjoyed the place!  C'mon out!


Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Private Party in Cedar Rapids

Playing a quad performance with DJ, Dennis, Bryce Janey and me. Different configurations of solo and group performances of original and vintage old time Blues and Americana in honor of Ms. Betty!

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Stone City General Store

Rob Lumbard and One-Man Johnson - 9-12PM

downtown
Stone City Iowa [map]

My second chance to share the stage with Rob Lumbard, left-handed purveyor of blues and jazz on two very cool and tired old guitars!  We will each do a set solo and then end the evening playing our music together.  I am excited to be back in Stone City on a great stage with Rob.  See you there!


Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

George's Gourmet

One-Man Johnson and friends - 8PM

Market Street
Iowa City Iowa 52240
[map]

Back again at my favorite Iowa City tavern, George's Gourmet.  I am hoping some pals will show up to join in the fun! I just completed recording a new CD of ancient blues favorites  (album should be available in a couple of months).  Head on down to Market street!  An early 8PM start will allow for the geezers and those gainfully employed to catch a couple of sets and I will continue until 11:30 for the hard core and the late night students!


Friday, January 30th, 2015

CIBS Blues Hall of Fame Induction

Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony - 7PM

Marriot Hotel
Des Moines Iowa [map]

I am pleased to be honored by the Central Iowa Blues Society.


Saturday, January 24th, 2015

F. B. And Co. Waubeek

One-Man, DJ, and the Daddy-O - 7-10 PM

Whittier Road (call for directions!)
Waubeek Iowa 319 438 6582 [map]

They have a nice hot stove in the club, but that's just a plus to the hot music and hot dancers.  Looking forward to seeing you all in Waubeek!


Saturday, January 24th, 2015

The Village Meat Market and Cafe

One-Man, DJ, and the Daddy-O - 11AM-2PM

Czech Village area
Cedar Rapids Iowa [map]
Price: no cover

Happy to be back in Iowa in spite of the weather.  Especially happy to be playing music for Lou and Mark and all the CR blues appreciators with my Pal Dennis and Buddy Dan.  Looking forward to seeing all of you again!  The Meat Gig is the bomb!


Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The Wine Bar

Shivering One-Man Johnson - 7:30-9:30

downtown
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

As the deep chill sets in and I begin to think of the Southland, I have one more gig at the Wine Bar.  Great beer, wine, and the most creative pizzas in the midlands.  Jesse and Aaron and the whole crew await to please you and I will have some hot blues to blow away the winter doldrums!  See you there! 8^)*


Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Skipper's Smokehouse

Damon Fowler Band with Robert 'One-Man' Johnson - 8PM

910 Skipper Rd
Tampa Florida 33602
US (813) 971-0666 [map]
Price: 11/13 dollars

Opening the evening performance for Damon Fowler, one of the best new blues guitarists and songsters going!  He played The Mississippi Blues Festival in 2013 and has returned for area performances recently.  I play from 8-9 and Damon comes on shortly after.  It should be a great time at this beautiful open-air 700 seat venue!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Sackett's Bar and Grill

A Winter's Tale - 8PM

Brown Street
Rhinelander Wisconsin [map]

Winter begins early in the northland,  My home of record has always been a fun place for me to play my music and I make the trek a few times a year, up from Iowa City or over from Minnesota. I hope we have great weather!  I know we will have a great time!  Bob and Chris will make it so!  8^)*


Friday, November 14th, 2014

Peking Szechuan Restaurant

Uncle/Cousin/ Nephew One-Man - 7PM

Wausau Wisconsin [map]

Finally a chance to play at my cousin Mitch's wonderful restaurant in downtown Wausau.  All my relatives and many friends will be there. Great food authentically prepared and presented and my music, which doesn't seem to have a connection to the cuisine, except for my 7 years living in Shanghai.  Hao Chi!


Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Baxa's Sutliff Tavern

One Man on the river in Sutliff - Sunday 3-6PM

by the river
sutliff ia [map]
Price: no cover charge

My first time playing my music at this wonderful rural tavern 'on the river'. The old bridge, converted to a walking and sightseeing spot, is the focal point of this venerable place which I have been stopping at for years for a a burger, a bluegill basket, or just a beer. Great daily specials and home-made food are served along with lots of beer choices.  Randy and the crew welcome all comers, neighbors, local farmers, bicyclists from Iowa City, motorcycle aficionados, and other wanderers of the Iowa countryside.  Inside is warm and cozy but tables out on the bridge are also available.  Just north of Solon, it is an easy and beautiful little drive up from Iowa City or down from Mt. Vernon.  Log it into your GPS!


Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The Village Meat Market and Cafe

One-Man, DJ and the Daddy-O - 11AM-2PM

NewBo area
Cedar Rapids Iowa [map]
Price: no charge

No one has more fun than me when I can improvise with Danny Johnson and Dennis McMurrin.  We take turns surprising each other with tunes we perhaps have never heard before.  We fly by the seat of our britches!  And, the audience and staff at The Village Meat Market and Restaurant are so supportive of live music!  Thanks Lou and Mark!


Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The Wine Bar of the Lincoln Cafe

Back Home Again - 7PM

downtown
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

Summer ends and the means good bye to Minnesota, Hello crisp fall weather in Iowa!  Great Pizza awaits at the Wine Bar.  I have a bunch of new songs to sing for you!  I am excited!


Sunday, September 21st, 2014

F.B. and Co.

One-Man, DJ and the Daddy-O - 5PM

Whittier Road (call for directions!)
Waubeek Iowa 319 438 6582 [map]

A return to a great Iowa institution, one of the last remaining roadhouse bars, F.B and Co in Waubeek.  This small-town tavern has been hosting live blues music and festivals for many years.  I will be sharing the stage and trading songs with Hall of Famers, Dan Johnson and Dennis McMurrin.  We always surprise each other with songs that we have never played before as a group.  Improvised excitement!  It is well worth the drive through the scenic Grant Wood landscape to sit yourself down in an old stone building and drink some beers with the local folks. You will be welcomed!


Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Booyah Festival 50 Lakes

Third Annual appearance - 12-4PM

50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop
50 Lakes Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge

Signaling the end of the summer, the Booyah Festival in 50 Lakes features a giant cauldron of stew, cooked all night over an open fire. The ingredients are summer vegetables and a variety of meats both wild and farm raised contributed by the neighborhood.  Pork, beef, chicken, venison, some exotics like bear, raccoon, rabbit, whatever, from the freezer.  I get to provide the musical entertainment. Besides the food, vast quantities of Grainbelt Nordeast beer will be consumed. It is my final Minnesota gig each year.  Then I head back to Iowa City where I hope to play some music for the folks down there!


Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

Final night at the Bistro - 8PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge

Packing up the gear for the last time until next summer.  And what a great summer this was...lots of music, fishing and fun!  So long Minnesota, Hello Iowa!


Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

Labor Day Weekend - 8PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]

The final weekend at The Bistro.  Maucieri's is one of the best Italian food joints I know of.  Everything is still home-made from scratch and Tony's red 'gravy' is absolutely wonderful.  Thin crust pizza in a truly old time fashion!  My stage is made up of a section of old fishing dock set up in front of the fireplace (which will be needed in only a couple of months).  Thanks to Dawn for supporting live music!  I look forward every summer to playing in this club where the patrons seem to enjoy the old time blues music as well as my original songs!


Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Maucieri's Crosslake

One Man Johnson - 8PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no charge

Two weeks in a row! Yay!


Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Maucieri's Crosslake

One Man Johnson - 8PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge

Fine Italian food and tasty beverages mix well with good old music from the 20s through the 50s (plus a bunch of new songs I have made up in the last few months).  Just back from a short tour of Wisconsin and I am excited to play some music for you all!


Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Sackett's Bar and Grill

One Man Johnson - 8PM

Brown Street
Rhinelander Wisconsin [map]

After a Friday of County Fair fun, I will be back on Saturday in my favorite Wisconsin tavern to sing a bunch of new songs and show off some different guitars including a Danelectro exactly like the one I played with the Debonaires in the RHS gym back in 1958!  I love to play my music for the folks at Sackett's!


Friday, August 1st, 2014

Oneida County Fair

One Man Returns - 4-7PM

Rhinelander Wisconsin [map]

Historic Hodag Park is the venue.  Typical county fair atmosphere with rides, food, and folderol.  I had a great time last year sharing my songs with friends, relatives, former students and tourists alike.


Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Maucieri's

One Man Johnson - 8PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge

A Sunday night event on a holiday weekend!


Friday, July 4th, 2014

4th of July in Crosby

4th of July Music and Fireworks - I play at 5:15

Serpent Lake Pavilion
Crosby Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge

It's great to be a part of a big group of local musicians entertaining folks prior to the big Fireworks!


Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Maucieri's

First gig of the summer at Maucieri's! - *PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge

After a noon time show at the 50 Lakes Day celebration, I will follow up with an evening 8PM start at Maucieri's, my summer home away from home!


Saturday, June 28th, 2014

50 Lakes Day Celebration

4-7PM

Highway 3
50 Lakes Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge

My third annual 50 Lakes Day Celebration performance.  A great little Minnesota town shows what being 'neighborly' is all about!  Besides music, there are food booths, games, helicopter rides, mounted police, and plenty of beer!  Always a lot of fun!


Saturday, May 24th, 2014

50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop

One Man Returns - about 8 PM following the Meat Raffle and Bingo

Highway 3
50 Lakes Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge

The highway is closed so people have to detour to get here, but they will come.  Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend?  Are you kidding?  Big doings at 50!  The evening begins with a typical Minnesota Meat Raffle followed by calling the Bingo.  When that's all done, probably about 8PM,I will sing and play for the folks.  Lots of new songs, a new sound system and 4 different guitars!  I am pumped!


Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Private Party in Cedar Rapids

One-Man Johnson

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

The Wine Bar of the Lincoln Cafe

One-Man's Farewell till the fall - 7PM

downtown
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

Last show before I disappear to the hinterlands of northern Minnesota and a summer at the lake!


Saturday, April 26th, 2014

F B and Co

DJ, The Daddy-O, and One-Man Johnson - 8PM

Whittier Road
Waubeek Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

Oh boy!  A trio gig with Iowa Blues Hall of Famers Dan Johnson and Dennis McMurrin.  We will take turns singing with Dan on bass, Dennis on his venerable Gibson, and me with my guitars, harmonica, cymbal, and 12 string bass foot piano.  We plan to rock the joint!


Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Sackett's Bar and Grill

One-Man Johnson and friends - 8PM geezer time!

Brown Street
Rhinelander Wisconsin [map]
Price: no cover charge

I love playing at Sackett's, the epitome of a northern Wisconsin tavern. Bob and Chris are fine folks who love to support live music.  I look forward to seeing old pals and relatives showing up after a long winter, (now officially known as The Winter of 2014) to kick up their heels and sing along (they know all the words to my old tunes).  I am really looking forward to seeing you all!


Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Mularkey's Pub

One-Man Johnson - 8PM

Scott Street
Wausau Wisconsin [map]

I played Mularkey's last year.  Great sound system and set up, friendly people who love to socialize and listen to music.  They even get out and shake a tail feather to my music, the ultimate compliment! Wausau is still one of the best party towns in Wisconsin.  Lots of friends and relatives will be there!  C'mon down!


Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

The Village Meat Market and Cafe

The Trio, Daddy-o, Dj and One-Man - 11AM-2PM

Czech Village area
Cedar Rapids Iowa [map]
Price: No charge

Always a great time with Lou and Mark at the Meat Gig!  We take turns singing with the other guys adding their ideas in accompaniment.  One-Man Johnson on guitars, 12 string bass foot piano and cymbal, with Iowa Blues Hall of Fame members, Dennis McMurrin on guitar and Dan Johnson on bass.  Come for brunch or lunch and stay for the tunes!


Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The Wine Bar of the Lincoln Cafe

One-Man Johnson - 7PM

downtown
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]
Price: no

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

George's Buffet

One-Man Johnson - 8PM

312 East Market
Iowa City Iowa [map]
Price: no charge

Back from Sunny Florida to Springlike Iowa City!  Always a great night at the best little Tavern in Iowa!


Friday, March 7th, 2014

Babe's

One-Man Johnson - 8PM

Madison Wisconsin [map]
Price: no cover charge

My first show at famed Madison club, Babe's run by a former Hodag, Lynn Haker.  I am looking for some ex-Rhinelander residents to show up out of the woodwork along with the Badger regulars!


Thursday, March 6th, 2014

The Brink Lounge

One-Man Johnson - 8PM

701 E. Washington Ave.
Madison Wisconsin 53703
US 608-661-8599 [map]
Price: no cover charge

My first return to the Brink since my MadToast video concert.  Madison is a very hip town and I am happy to get reconnected with the city.


Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Clinton Street Social Club

One-Man Johnson - 9PM

13 1/2 Clinton Street
Iowa City Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

Been a while since I have had my Social Club music fix, but it will be great to be back on stage!  See you there!


Sunday, January 12th, 2014

F.B. and Co.

One-Man's Back in Waubeek - 2-5 PM

Whittier Road (call for directions!)
Waubeek Iowa 319 438 6582 [map]
Price: no cover charge

Back by the Wapsipinicon at Tim Kula's wonderful old stone bar called F.B and Co.  I have played there several times over the years for blues fests and plain old tavern gigs and I always have a wonderful time. Recently, I sat in with Bob Dorr, Jeff Peterson, Cricket and Dave Hummel and it was just like old times.  This will be an afternoon gig with the hot stove blazing and people dancing and jumping around as only these wonderful folks can.  Waubeek is sort of like Brigadoon, a very magical place lost to the world.  Come down and check it out!


Saturday, January 4th, 2014

The Wine Bar of the Lincoln Cafe

one-man johnson - 7PM

downtown
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

After the winter break, come down and take the chill off with a great pizza from Aaron and company.  The warmth of the imported Italian wood-fired pizza oven mixes with the welcoming crowd of Mt. Vernon residents along with pizza-philes from Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Lots of great beers and wines, new songs and very old blues, jazz, ragtime, and folkish stuff from Robert 'One-Man' Johnson on guitars, harmonica, high-hat cymbal and 12 string bass foot piano.


Saturday, December 28th, 2013

The Village Meat Market and Cafe

One-Man, Daddy-O and DJ Johnson - 11AM-2 PM

Czech Village area
Cedar Rapids Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

A special trio gig with Iowa Blues Hall of Famers, Dennis Mc Murrin and Dan Johnson.   Always a great time with brunchers and lunchers arriving to eat Lou and Mark's wonderful food and listen to some inprovised jams by three old friends.  See you there!


Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Lincoln Wine Bar

One-Man Johnson - 6:30 or so

the strip
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

Crisp,cold November night, authentic Iowa/Naples pizza hand-made by Aaron and the crew, fine wines and exotic beers, and the only 12 string bass foot piano featured with guitar, harmonica, kazoo and the old-time jazz and blues vocals of 'One-Man' Johnson.


Monday, November 18th, 2013

George's Buffet

One-Man Johnson - 8PM

312 East Market
Iowa City Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

It has been quite a while since I have had a chance to play my music at one of the great taverns of all time.  George's exemplifies what a college town watering hole should be all about.  I am looking forward to a great 'Blue Monday night.  See you there!


Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Jitney Wine Bar

One-Man Johnson - 8-11

downtown
Monticello Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

Jitney Wine Bar carries on the tradition to support live music in Monticello.  Good venue, great folks, both staff and audience.  Be there!


Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Clinton Street Social Club

ONe-Man Johnson - 9PM

13 1/2 Clinton Street
Iowa City Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

I have lots of new songs, both my originals and some old tunes from the 30s and 40s to play for you!  See you there!


Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Lincoln Wine Bar

One-Man Johnson

the strip
Mt. Vernon Iowa [map]

Back down from Minnesota t' Iowa, doncha know, hey?  I'll have to learn how to talk Iowan again! 

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Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Uptown Bill's

One-Man Johnson - 7PM

Dubuque Street
Iowa City Iowa [map]
Price: donation

Happy to return to Bill's, the best listening room in Iowa City.  Last time I played I had a ball with all kinds of new faces and some from the past.  I like playing taverns and such, but it is a true joy to play Bill's for such attentive and discerning music lovers!


Friday, October 4th, 2013

Voices Warehouse

One-Man with the Waubeek Trackets - tba

1000 Jackson Street
Dubuque Iowa 52001
US [map]
Price: tba

A special end of year event, a gallery crawl of 11 Dubuque art galleries culminating if a concert which will feature yours truly with one of the great Iowa folk groups, The Waubeek Trackers.  Richard, Steve and Patty have been friends for many years and I love their arrangements and harmonies.  We will do separate sets and then join together for a finale set.  I am so excited!


Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The Village Meat Market and Cafe

One-Man and the Daddy-O - 11AM-2PM

NewBo area
Cedar Rapids Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

I am back from the Minnesota summer to swap stories and songs with Iowa Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Dennis McMurrin.  We have been pals for years and his hot licks have graced several of my recent albums. We always get quite crazy and neither of us knows what songs the other is going to call, but great things can sometimes happen that way. Lou will be cooking up her Cajun/Czech food that only adds to the day. Come early for a brunchy thing, or later for your noon meal!


Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Clinton Street Social Club

One-Man Johnson - 9-11PM

13 1/2 Clinton Street
Iowa City Iowa [map]
Price: no cover charge

Back in IC after a great summer in Minnesota.  Looking forward to a night on stage at a great bistro/pub.  See you there!


Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Whitefish Chain Yacht Club Fall Commodore's Dinner

One-Man Johnson - 5:30-7PM

Maucieri's
Crosslake Mn [map]
Price: charity event

I am proud to play the Fall Commodore's Dinner, a charity event for the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club to be at Maucieri's.  It should be a lot of fun!


Saturday, September 14th, 2013

50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop

Booyah Festival - noon to 4PM

Highway 3
50 Lakes Minnesota [map]
Price: no charge

End of the summer Booyah cookout.  Wildgame stew served up with lots of beer and my music as a celebration of the approaching fall!


Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Maucieri's

One-Man Johnson - 7-10PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Maucieri's

One-Man Johnson - 7-10PM

Hwy 3 South
Crosslake Minnesota [map]
Price: no cover charge
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