Nicholas Johnson and The Same Old Strangers In-Store Performance
Join us on July 20th for a special in-store performance from Nicholas Johnson The Same Old Strangers!†
Cincinnati, Ohio: Where the south meets the Midwest. Itís also the best way to describe the music of Kentucky-born Singer/Songwriter Nicholas Johnson; Southern roots meets Midwest rust belt rock. His EP Shady Pines Vol. 1 puts that combination on display by crafting heartbreakingly genuine songs in the spirit of songwriting heroes like Tom Petty, Jason Isbell, or Jeff Tweedy.
†His latest project, "This is Home" (Ammonia Records, 2019) is a high-spirited collaboration between Nicholas and Italian singer-songwriter and Virgin Radio personality, Andrea Rock. The split-album serves as a love letter to Johnson's adopted home of Milan, Italy and also a celebration of the winding roads and friendships that led him across the pond. The sound combines Johnson's Americana-based influences with Rock's background of traditional folk and lingering notes of punk peppered throughout.
His previous project release, Shady Pines Vol. 1 EP, is the first release of the double EP project that had Johnson teaming up with acclaimed Dayton Producer and Engineer Patrick Himes - with the goal in mind to craft a recording that matched the intensity of his live shows. The result is a fiery brand of roots and rock that manages to sound both heart-achingly familiar and fiercely original.