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About Jeremiah Johnson

a personal note from singer songwriter guitarist Jeremiah Johnson

Music by my own definition is "painting invisible pictures using sound". A music career identified as "one of many goals in the process of making great music". I'm not overly romanced by the fame of others but more so inspired by the success of great musicians like Jeff Lang, Steve Kilbey, Bruce Cockburn, Paul Westerburg, Harry Manx, Paul Dempsey, Jeff Tweedy and others who have mastered their song craft and instruments.

   – Jeremiah Johnson

  • - S T A S I S -

    - S T A S I S - is the fifth studio release and follows the 2017 title "Head Towards the Sun". It's a poetically ruff sawn batch of lyrics that sit dove tail on a bed of rootsy guitar and dynamic rhythms that have explored 7/8 time signature and even a Samaba, among other influences.

Jeremiah Johnson Cairns Festival Main Stage.


Currently touring - S T A S I S - his fifth studio release.

Definitively in keep with the true nature of Troubadour-ism, touring twelve months of the year in a bus. Favouring reviews, depict an Australian Contemporary Folk Artist. However, we find deeper, a mongrel breed of Composite Acoustic Roots Music with advertence for Trad Blues and Trad folk guitar influences. Marry that with an heterogeneity of lyrical themes and a vigilant narrator and you have your Pigeon holed.

From a stance of blurb, consult the reviews below. To add, we offer an artist who has played in over 120 small towns, in every state of Australia. From modest size market stages, venues and bars to support shows in front of thousands. We find an artist at craft, an endemic Australian songwriter, a quiet achiever and poetic comrade to the arts.

Highlights - Playing for "Prince William of the Royal family". Support act for Gomez (UK), The Waifs (AUS), Justin Townes Earle (US), Donovan Frankenreiter (US), Harry Manx (CAN), The Railsplitters (US), Hat Fitz & Cara (AUS), Angus and Julia Stone (AUS), Ash Grunwauld (AUS), Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) (AUS), Neil Murray (AUS), The Basics (AUS), Skinny Jean Band (AUS), Thelma Plum (AUS) and more.

Festivals:  Adelaide Fringe, Darwin Fringe, Cairns Festival, Townsville Cultural Festival, Wildwood Festival, Carnival on Collins, Jahor Bahru Indigenous and cultural festival Malaysia, Blues Train Brisbane, Peregian Originals, Wallaby Creek Festival, Palm Creek Festival, The Village Festival, Deloraine String Fest, Committed to Change Festival, Babinda Harvest Festival, Dogapalooza, BMUP Rossville,

Show Venues: The Tanks Arts Centre (QLD), The Basement (ACT) The Power House Brisbane (QLD), Indie Bar (WA), The Wheatsheath (SA). SolBar (QLD). The Junction Noosa (QLD). The Rails Byron Bay (NSW), The Shared (QLD) Flow Bar, (NSW) The ORB, (QLD) Centre of Contemporary Arts (QLD)

Residency: El Questro, East Kimberly WA.

Previous Corporate Clients: Vintage Hire Company, MEA for Commonwealth Bank, Delaware North, Cairns Regional Council, Managing Australian Destinations.

Market stages: QLD - Rusty's Market Cairns, Eumundi Markets, Emu Park Lions, Yeppoon. NSW - Riverwalk Markets, Laurieton. VIC - Bright Markets. Adelaide Beach Side Markets (SA). NT - Mindil Beach, Nightcliff, Parap Markets. Sunset, Courthouse Markets Broome WA.

Back Story: The history is of a songwriter from the age of ten, stage performer at age thirteen. Fronting a rock band "Pace Faint" for nine years in regional Mid North Coast NSW, whilst settling strong ties and further development with the Cairns art community of Far North Qld. Working with the conflicts and advantages of Dyslexia and mild Irlen Syndrome has paved the way for a multifaceted expressionist with a hard working "dog with a bone" work ethic. With history of writing, producing, co directing film clips. Acquitting grants. Successful crowd funding. Co-Producing, writing and recording albums. Workshop presenter and much more to folio.

Playing custom built acoustic guitars by Jim Newman of Bonny Hills, NSW and of course that vintage Eston resonator imported from Europe by Antonio Lamberti in the seventies out of the Eko factory.

Collaborations:  Tropical Arts production "WWW: Crossroads" - Improvised Theatre Score. Australasian Theatre Production "The Colony" - Actor and Live Score. Poetry Slam with David Stavenger and Tim Furgeson at Centre of Contemporary Arts. Poerty Slam with Ghost Boy The Tanks Arts Centre. Film clip for " Fall Down the Stairs" with Glenn Saggers of Threadless Films and visual artist Hayley Gillespie.

Film and Score:  Arranged an entire new score to the Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass film Kooyanisqatsi from samples on small Yamaha keyboard, blues over drive pedal and a library of sounds and beats. Screening twice at the Centre of Contemperary Arts, Theatre. Producer and writer Co-Director of the award winning film clips for "Ganesh" and "Cracks in the Concrete".


"exemplary guitar work on fingerpick, strum and slide. Coupled with mellifluous singing."
Rhythms Magazine
"an adroit blend of slide guitar and vocal versatility"
Rhythms Magazine (2017)
"Authentic, Refreshing and Reminiscent of the late Colin Minus"
Cara Robinson (Hat Fits & Cara)
"Jeremiah Johnson's performance was outstanding!"
Michael Crowley Program Director (Tablelands Folk Festival)
"He creates immediate and earthy music"
David Stavanger (Ghost Boy)
"His song Bellenden Ker is pure folk brilliance"
Jesse Kuch (Cairns Hit Magazine)
"Jeremiah Johnson is the entire music package"
Roz Pappalardo (Women in Docs)
"Homeland' is Ten wonderful songs from a great Australian Songwriter"