Michael Johnathon @ Cotuit Center for the Arts
When: Mon May 27th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Cotuit Center for the Arts | 4404 Falmouth Road | Cotuit
Music Mondays presents “An Evening with Michael Johnathon” on Monday, May 27, at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Doors open at 7 PM, and the concert begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is free; donations will be accepted for the musician.
Michael Johnathon has been described as having “the inventiveness of Bob Dylan, the melodic voice of John Denver, [and] the showmanship of Garrison Keilor." He describes himself as “an organized vagabond, a home-loving traveler, folksinger, a poet and writer and tree-hugger.”
A committed and prolific singer/songwriter, Johnathon spent three years living in the isolated hamlet of Mousie, Kentucky, to learn the music of Appalachia from the people who sang and played it, joining front-porch hootenannies, singing the old songs with the people of the mountains.
Johnathon went on to write most of his own songs, performing throughout the US, including Earth Concerts, and benefits for the homeless, farm families, and shelters helping battered women and children.
He created and hosts “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour” in Lexington, Kentucky. The radio/television/Internet show features Americana, folk and other American roots music, reaching over a million listeners each week on public radio and television and on the American Forces Radio Network.
Johnathon has recorded nine CDs, the latest of which is “Front Porch” (2012). He authored a play, “Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau,” which has been performed over 8,000 times in 42 countries and translated into four languages.
His third book, “WoodSongs III: A Folksinger’s Social Commentary and Front Porch Manual,” was published in 2012, and he has also written an opera about Woody Guthrie. “Woody: For the People, An American Folk Opera.”
Trespass Music Monday is held monthly on the fourth Monday in the Art Studio at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Admission is free; voluntary contributions are accepted to support the musicians. Wine and other refreshments are available for sale.
Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, call 508-428-0669 or visit artsonthecape.org.