Johnson Crook w/Chris Altmann • Dec 17

Johnson-Crook

JOHNSON CROOK with CHRIS ALTMANN
Saturday December 17, 2016 • Mills Hardware (95 King St. E., Hamilton)
Doors 8:00pm, show 8:30pm  • All-Ages
Tickets: $10.00 (+SC) advance, $15 at the door

Noel Johnson, Jared Craig and brothers Nathan and Trevor Crook are Johnson Crook, a four-piece roots rock/country band based in Toronto. With rich, four-part vocal harmonies, fiery guitar-driven performances, and a collection of songs spanning love, heartache, and self-discovery it is clear that Johnson Crook has grown out of the musical heritage established by artists such as The Eagles and The Band. On a mission to create memorable, well-crafted music with a genuine, timeless appeal, and to connect with the audience through the sound and energy of their live shows, Johnson Crook has been busy playing across Canada gaining fans along the way. Having released their first single, “Minnedosa” in June 2016, their full length self-titled debut album produced by Bill Bell (Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane, Justin Nozuka, Danko Jones), will be released in 2017.

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Altmann released his third solo album, Renaissance Man, in February of this year through Ridin’ High Records.  Written between trips to Nashville and recorded in his century-old home in Canada, this low-fi colleciton of pedal steel driven rock n’ roll reflects on change, personal loss, and moving on. Originally from the Adelaide Hills, Australia, Altmann now resides in Canada.  Along his journey he has embraced many musical styles; from his country-rock tinged group The Drowners, to the more modern pop/rock sound of The Vandas, and on to a solo career steeped in early 1970s Americana. He’s also in demand as a session player, appearing on dozens of roots recordings, and performing with many artists including Henry Wagons, Tim Hicks, and Suzannah Espie.