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  Applied 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, jazz, country/folk & ragtime songs while playing
guitar, harmonica, hi-hat cymbal, and home-made 12-string bass 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:
New York  Museum of Modern Art, Lone Star Cafe, , Stanhope, New Jersey Stanhope House, Chicago Somebody Else's Troubles, Chicagofest, Earl of Old Town,  New Orleans Tiptina's, Tulanefest, Prytania Cafe   Pittsburgh Three Rivers Arts Festival,  Milwaukee Summerfest, Blue River Cafe, Teddy's  Philadelphia Main Point,  Nagoya, Japan Bottom Line, Little Village, Country Joe, Rosemary Hart, Otis  Minneapolis Artist Quarter, William's Pub, Palmer's. The Viking Bar  Shanghai House of Blues and Jazz,  Central Park Blues Festival Bangkok, Thailand  Milano, Nomads, Log Home, Ad Here 13, Phuket Blues Festival,  Istanbul, Turkey Jazz Cafe, Cekirdek Art House, Turkish Television,  Davenport Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Duluth  Bayfront Blues Festival,   Tampa  Skipper's Smokehouse 
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