2016

 

Friday, December 2 - w/Skydiggers @ Seneca Queen Theatre, Niagara Falls, Ontario

 

Saturday, December 3 - rare solo show - Burdock, Toronto - 6 - 8 pm sharp with special guests Andy Maize, Brian MacMillan, Kate MacLean, Peter Cash and more - tickets $15 in advance here

 

 

Saturday, December 10 - w/Skydiggers @ Meaford Hall, Meaford Ontario

 

Thursday and Friday December 22-23 w/Skydiggers @ The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON



PAST DATES

 

September 24 - with Skydiggers in London, ON @ Aeolian Hall

 

September 25 - with Skydiggers in Kitchener, ON as part of Paul MacLeod Memorial Show @ Starlight - 2pm and 7 pm shows

 

August 12 - with Skydiggers @ The Interstellar Rodeo, Winnipeg, MB

July 1 - with Skydiggers - The Hayloft Dancehall, Picton, ON

 

June 4 - king creosote + michael johnston - 2nd Toronto CD release show for "The Bound Of The Red Deer" @ The Burdock (1184 Bloor St. W.) - 6 pm doors, 6:30 - 8:00 pm early show - $20 advance/$25 door

 

June 2- king creosote + michael johnston - Peterborough - The Spill

June 1 - king creosote + michael johnston - Montreal - O Patro Vys

 

May 31 - king creosote + michael johnston - Belleville high-school workshop + evening concert @ Centennial Secondary School

 

May 29 - king creosote + michael johnston - Waterloo CD release for "The Bound Of The Red Deer" @ The Jane Bond (5 with special guest Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) - 9 pm - $14 advance

 

May 28 - king creosote + michael johnston - Toronto CD release for "The Bound Of The Red Deer" @ The Burdock (1184 Bloor St. W.) - 6 pm doors, 6:30 - 8:00 pm early show - $20 advance/$25 door

 

March 4 - Dakota Tavern, Toronto - The Future's Not What It Used To Be - early show (7 - 9 pm) with Andy Maize, Derrick Brady, Lyle Molzan and Michael Johnston - $12 advance/$15 door

 

February 19 - Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto - Beatles workshop - leading a Pre-Concert Chat/Workshop/Demo on The Beatles album "Help!" with musical guests Brian MacMillan and Charles James - more information here

 

2015

 

playing with Skydiggers

 

December 18 & 19 - Horseshoe, Toronto

December 11 - Stratford
December 9 - Centre in the Square, Kitchener

December 4 - Hamilton
December 3 - Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

July 25 - Toronto, ON - Harborfront Centre - 8:30 - 10:00 - playing with Skydiggers - free concert as part of Pan Am Games celebrations

July 17 - 19 - London, ON - Home County Festival - playing with Skydiggers

 

Sunday, April 12, 19, 26 & May 3 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - 8th-annual Michael Johnston Music Studio Recital & Spring Celebrations

 

Saturday, April 4 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - John Prine Tribute show with Jason Fowler, Maury Lafoy, John McDermott and others

 

Monday, February 16 - Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel - sitting in with The Monkey Bunch - all-ages matinee show

 

Friday, January 30 - Toronto, ON - Roy Thompson Hall (front lobby)- leading a Pre-Concert Chat/Workshop/Demo on The Beatles album "Let It Be" with musical guest Maury Lafoy and Spencer Cole - more information here

 

2014

Tuesday, December 23 - Canada AM morning show performance with Skydiggers

Saturday, December 20 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern - "A Legendary Horseshoe Christmas" Skydiggers show

Friday, December 19 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern - "A Legendary Horseshoe Christmas" Skydiggers show

Tuesday, December 16 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - special guest at John McDermott's Christmas show

Saturday, December 13 - Ottawa, ON - NAC Fourth stage - "A Legendary Horseshoe Christmas" Skydiggers show

Friday, December 12 - Ottawa, ON - NAC Fourth stage - "A Legendary Horseshoe Christmas" Skydiggers show

 

Wednesday, December 10 - Burnstown, ON - "A Legendary Horseshoe Christmas" Skydiggers show

Saturday, December 6 - Calgary, AB - The Ironwood - acoustic Christmas show with Skydiggers (Michael, Andy, Josh & Jessy)

 

Friday, December 5 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre - acoustic Christmas show with Skydiggers (Michael, Andy, Josh & Jessy)

Monday, December 1 - Kitchener, ON - Centre In The Square - "A Legendary Horseshoe Christmas" Skydiggers show


Saturday, November 29 - Toronto, ON - private party (solo piano)

 

Wednesday, November 26 - Toronto, ON - private party with HOT ROCK

 

Saturday, June 28 - Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Music Festival - playing keyboards with Skydiggers - 8 pm


Saturday, June 14 - Toronto, ON - Roncy Rocks - presenting a stage for Michael Johnston Music Studio from 11 am - 1 pm

Friday, May 16 & Saturday, May 17 - London, ON - Centennial Hall - playing with Orchestra London and members of The Beauties and Flash Lightnin' as part of "Start Me Up: Music Of The Rolling Stones

Sunday, April 6, 13, 27 & May 4 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - 7th-annual Michael Johnston Music Studio Student Recital and Spring Celebration - details here - matinee show

2014

 

 

Sunday, April 13, 20 & 27, May 5 & 12 - Toronto, ON - Dakota Tavern - playing with "Hot Rock", featuring members of The Beauties and Flash Lightnin'

Saturday, March 29 - Toronto, ON - private party - playing as Skydiggers trio with Andy Maize & Josh Finlayson

Saturday, February 22 - Toronto, ON - with Brian MacMillan - The Pub and Doctor Annual Pub on Roncesvalles

Friday, January 31 - Roy Thompson Hall (front lobby) - Toronto, ON - leading a Pre-Concert Chat/Workshop/Demo on The Beatles album "Abbey Road" with musical guests Maury Lafoy and Steven Foster - more information here

Friday, January 24 - CAPACOA private showcase - Toronto, ON - playing with Alejandra Ribera

2013

Monday, December 9 - Hugh's Room, Toronto, ON - playing in the house band (and singing "Children At Play") for a tribute to the late Sam Larkin, one of my favourite songwriters all of time - with Ron Sexsmith, Kurt Swinghammer, Anne Bourne, Kyp Harness, Don Kerr and more


Monday, December 23 - Hugh's Room - Toronto, ON - playing a few songs as special guest with John McDermott & Friends Christmas show - matinee and evening show

 

 

Saturday, October 19 - Toronto, ON - The Winter Garden - playing with Skydiggers for their 25th-anniversay show - more info here

 

Saturday, September 28 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - playing three songs at the 9th-annual John Prine Shrine show and sitting in w/John McDermott


Saturday, August 17 - Peterborough, ON - Crary Park - accompanying Ramin Karimloo - his final show before Ramin begins role as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (opening in Toronto in September) - free concert

 

Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4 - Blues Skies Music Festival, Clarendon Station - accompanying Jason Fowler along with Christine Bougie, Maury Lafoy & Mark Mariash

 

Saturday, June 15 - Toronto, ON - Roncy Rocks - 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Michael performs along with Ghislain Aucoin, Brian MacMillan and students from Michael Johnston Music Studio community

 

Saturday, May 25 - Toronto, ON - private party accompanying Andy Maize

 

 

Sunday, April 14, 21 & 28 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - 6th-annual Michael Johnston Music Studio Recital & Spring Celebration - more than 150 students of all students perform over 3 days - tickets are $15/advance ($10/under 16) - 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - more details here


Friday, April 6 & Saturday, April 7 - Toronto, ON - Enwave Theatre, Harborfront Centre - *not a Michael Johnston performance - debut of Michael's arrangement of "City Of Sirens" (a song written by Andy Maize) for piano, violin and cello. The show is called 'Schubert: Sources & Inspiration' by the Art of Time Ensemble - more information here

 

Wednesday, March 13 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - accompanying Tannis Slimmon for her “In and Out of Harmony” album release concert in Toronto. With special guests Lewis Melville, Dave Clark, Rosemary Phelan, Anne Lindsay, Jude Vadala, Treasa Levasseur, Rebecca Campbell and others

 

Friday, March 1 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - playing with Andy Maize & friends - also doing a short opening solo set - 8:30 pm

 

Sunday, February 17 - Toronto, ON - The Rivoli - Michael curates a post-Valentine's Day show called "Songs of Love & Hate" - 8 pm - proceeds to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund! (see poster below)

 

 

Wednesday, February 6 - Toronto, ON - Koerner Hall - Michael plays with Andy Maize & Josh Finlayson as part of the "Al Purdy Show" - a benefit to restore the legendary Al Purdy A-Frame house - readings by Margaret Atwood, Gordon Pinsent, Dennis Lee and Gordon Downie among others

 

 

2012

 

Friday, December 21 & Saturday, December 22 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern (Skydiggers show) - annual Skydiggers Christmas shows


Friday, December 7 - Toronto, ON - CBC Live Taping at Glenn Gould studio as part of "Sounds of the Season" - Skydiggers play a handful of seasonal and Christmas tunes for Radio 2 Drive

 

Saturday, November 24 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Skydiggers show) - opening for Blue Rodeo as part of "Community Rocks" (a Community Living Toronto event)

 

Saturday, November 10 - Toronto, ON - Pope and Doctor Pub Night - solo

Saturday, November 3 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - accompanying Jory Nash for his CD release party

Saturday, October 13 - Toronto, ON - Glenn Gould Studio (Skydiggers show)

Friday, September 7 - Brampton, ON - The Rose Theatre - accompanying Ramin Karimloo - 8 pm


Saturday, June 7 - Peterborough, ON - Crary Park - accompanying Ramin Karimloo (star of London's West End and fellow former Peterboroughian) for concert at Little Lake Music Festival (formerly known as the Festival of Lights) - 8 pm show - 2 sets

Friday, June 29 & Saturday, June 30 - Wakefield, PQ - The Blacksheep Inn (Skydiggers shows)


Saturday, June 23 - Fredricton, NB - The Capital Bar (Skydiggers show)

Friday, June 22 - Charlottetown, PEI - Hunter's Ale House (Skydiggers show)


Thursday, June 21 - Moncton, NB - Plan B (Skydiggers show)

Monday, June 18 - Wednesday June 20 - Halifax, NS - The Carleton (Skydiggers shows)

Saturday, June 16 - Toronto, ON - Roncy Rocks - Michael Johnston Music Studio stage (teachers and students perform!) & playing with the Monkey Bunch

Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room (Skydiggers show) - CD release parties for new Skydiggers' recording "Northern Shore"

Wednesday, June 6 - Guelph, ON - Dublin Street United Church (Skydiggers show)

Tuesday, June 5 - Hamilton, ON - Molson Studio @ Hamilton Place (Skydiggers show)

Saturday, May 26 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre (Skydiggers show)

Friday, May 25 - Regina, SK - The Exchange (Skydiggers show)

Thursday, May 24 - Saskatoon, SK - Lydia's Pub (Skydiggers show)

Friday, May 10 & Saturday May 11 - Calgary, AB - The Ironwood (Skydiggers show)

Sunday, April 29 - Waterloo, ON - The Jane Bond (5 Princess St.) - an intimate evening with 2011 Mercury-Prize Nominee King Creosote (from Scotland) and Michael Johnston

Saturday, April 28 - Peterborough, ON - The Market Hall (Skydiggers show) - in support of Community Living Peterborough’s Home of our Own Campaign

Friday, April 27 - Kingston, ON - The Grad Club (Skydiggers show) - King Creosote/Michael Johnston opening set


Thursday, April 26 - Burnstown, ON - Neat SchoolHouse Stage (Skydiggers show) = King Creosote/Michael Johnston opening set


Sunday, April 22 - Toronto, ON - Gallery 345 - an intimate evening with 2011 Mercury-Prize Nominee King Creosote (from Scotland) and Michael Johnston and special guests - 7:30 doors - 8 - 10 pm show - 2 sets - all ages -

Friday, April 20 - Manitoulin Island, ON - Cafe In The Woods (Manitoulin Island Ski Club) - an intimate evening with 2011 Mercury-Prize Nominee King Creosote (from Scotland) and Michael Johnston - 8 pm show - $15

Sunday, April 15 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - 5th-annual Michael Johnston Music Studio recital and spring celebration - 11 a.m. doors/lunch, 12 p.m. show both days

 

Sunday, March 25 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - 5th-annual Michael Johnston Music Studio recital (part 1) and spring celebration - 11 a.m. doors/lunch, 12 p.m. show

Friday, March 23 - Toronto, ON - Czehoski's - playing in Alejandra Ribera's all-star band for her CMW showcase

Friday, March 9 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - Randy Newman Tribute - I play two songs along with friends Lori Cullen, David Matheson and others (see the poster below) - 8:30 pm - $25 adv./$27 door

 

Sunday, February 26 - Orillia, ON - Orillia Opera House - Gordon Lightfoot Tribute presented by Mariposa Folk Foundation - with Jory Nash, Jason Fowler and Ron Nigrini - 2 pm

Friday, February 24 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - playing in all-star band with Andy Maize (including Blue Rodeo's Glenn Milchem) and friends Ivy Mairi and Devin Cuddy

Thursday, February 23 - Toronto, ON - The Lula Lounge - playing with Skydiggers at 3rd-annual Cash for Toronto Andrew Cash (NDP) fundraiser - with Jim and Devon Cuddy, Sam Cash, Peter Cash, Jason Collett, Danielle Duval, Dave Wall and others, 7 pm

 

Sunday, February 12 & Monday, February 20 - Toronto, ON - The Drake - sitting with The Monkey Bunch - 3:00 pm family-friendly show

2011

Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern - Skydiggers Annual Christmas shows - with special guests Jim Cuddy, Joe Pernice, Andrew Cash, Peter Cash & Joel Stewart

Thursday, December 8 - playing keyboards and singing in Oh Susanna's band for her annual "Oh Susanna and Friends" show - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - 8:30 pm - more info here

November 9 - 12 - Royal Winter Fair - Toronto, ON - playing with The Monkey Bunch

August (UK) dates with The Burns Unit

August 27 - Towersey Village Festival - England

August 26 - Biggleswade Rhythm Festival - England

August 24 - The Queens Hall - Edinburgh, Scotland

August 22 - The Duchess - York

August 21 - The Mac - Birmingham

August 20 - The Green Man Festival - Brecon Beacons, Wales

August 19 - Trelawnyd - Memorial Hall, Nr Rhyl, N. Wales, PHONE: 07899 024162

Saturday, July 23 - private party with Skydiggers

Saturday, July 16 - Creemore, Ontario - filling in for Mo with Sho Mo & The Monkey Bunch for a children's music set

Friday, June 24 - The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.), Toronto ON - accompanying Oh Susanna, double-bill show with Matthew Barber - 9 pm show - $18 advance/$20 door - tickets and more information here

Sunday, June 19 - Sorauren Park, Toronto ON - the debut of Mr. Daddy Long Legs playing a children's music set at 1:50 pm SHARP as part of Totstock - free - 2-5 pm - details here

Saturday, June 18 - Roncy Rocks, Toronto ON - Michael plays a solo set , and curates a special friends & students stage for 2nd annual Roncesvalles music festival - free - 2 - 4 pm - Galley stage

Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 - Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W), Toronto ON - with Skydiggers - 8:30 pm show - $22.50/advance, $27.50/door - phone 416.531.6604 for tickets

Wednesday, June 1 - The Empire Theatre, Belleville, ON - a concert featuring Skydiggers joined by the Centennial Secondary School choir directed by David Reed - 8:00 - tickets are $22.95 in advance

Tuesday, May 17 - The Burns Unit on "Later with Jools Holland" (BBC television) - also appearing:  The Strokes, Staff Benda Bilili, Seasick Steve (with John Paul Jones), Wild Beasts and Charlie Haden

Tuesday, April 19 - The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON - playing keyboards with Oh Susanna and her band (Michael Johnston, Cam Giroux, Gord Tough, Bazil Donovan) for her "Soon The Birds" CD release party - 9 pm sharp - no cover

Sunday, April 17 - The Pearl Company, Hamilton ON - playing keyboards with Oh Susanna and her band - double-bill with Steve Dawson

Saturday, April 2 - Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.), Toronto ON - 4th annual Michael Johnston Music Studio Spring Celebration and Recital - 2 SHOWS! 11:00 - 1:00 pm and 2:00 - 4:00 pm - over 70 students play piano, guitar, accordion and/or sing

Friday, April 1 - Highwayman Inn, Orillia, ON - double-bill with Lynn Miles, Keith Glass and Anne Lindsay - $25 advance/$30 door

Saturday, March 19 - The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick St., Toronto, ON - Mariposa Folk Foundation presents Michael Johnston, 2011 Juno nominee Lynn Miles, Andy Maize, and Alejandra Ribera in a benefit for the Tranzac Club - a workshop-style concert hosted by Michael Johnston and featuring an all-star rhythm section of Maury Lafoy (bass) and Lyle Molzan (drums) - $15 advance/$20 door - 8 pm show

Thursday, January 27 - Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St. W.) - Toronto, Ontario - playing with Jim Cuddy, Peter Cash, Andrew Cash, Alejandra Ribera and members of Skydiggers for second annual "Cash For Toronto" fundraiser

Tuesday, January 25 - Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave.) - Toronto, Ontario - playing a few songs with Anne Lindsay to celebrate her new CD, "Hurry On Home" (on which Michael guests and co-writes one song, "Valentine")

Wednesday, January 19 - The Burns Unit - Manchester, England - Club Academy


Tuesday, January 18 - The Burns Unit - Milton Keynes, England - The Stables

Monday, January 17 - The Burns Unit - London, England - Jazz Cafe

Sunday, January 16 - The Burns Unit - as part of Celtic Connections - The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, Scotland - with special guests Broken Records


2010

Friday, December 31 - The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON - sitting in with The Beauties and special guests a-plenty to ring in the New Year! - sold out!

Friday, December 17 & Saturday, December 18 - with Skydiggers (annual Christmas shows) - The Horseshoe Tavern - $23.50 - tickets from maplemusic.com

Thursday, December 16 - with Skydiggers - Starlight Lounge - Kitchener, Ontario - $18 - 8 pm doors - tickets here



Thursday, December 9 - joining Oh Susanna and friends - Hugh's Room - Toronto, Ontario - details above

East-Coast duo tour with Andy Maize:


Saturday, December 4 - Bourbon Street - St. John NB

Friday, December 3 - Wilser's - Fredericton NB

Thursday, December 2
- The Guild - Charlottetown PEI


Wednesday, December 1
- Truro NS


Sunday, November 28 - The Ship Inn - St. John's NFLD


Saturay, November 27
- Maitland NS


Friday, November 26
- Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre - Wolfeville NS

Wednesday November 24 & Thursday November 25 - The Company House - Halifax NS


Thursday, November 18
- with Andy Maize - Tree unveiling - Eaton's Centre - Toronto, Ontario - 4 pm - Andy and Michael play a 30-minute set full of pre-season cheer!


Friday, November 12 - playing with Andy Maize and friends - The Black Sheep Inn - Wakefield, Quebec - 8:30 pm - $10/$12 advance, $15 door

Wednesday, November 10 - accompanying Lynn Miles - Glenn Gould Studio - Toronto, Ontario - 8 pm show - $30 - Michael accompanies Lynn for her Toronto CD release party

Saturday, November 6 - accompanying Lynn Miles - Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St.) - Ottawa, Ontario - matinee show @ 3 pm and evening show @ 7 pm) - $30 - Michael joins Ian Lefeuvre, Maury Lafoy and Peter Von Althen as "Man Candy" (!) - Lynn's backup band

Friday, October 29 - duo show with Andy Maize - house concert - Winnipeg, Manitoba - 8 pm

Tuesday, October 26 - duo show with Andy Maize - The Haven Social Club - Edmonton, Alberta - 7:30 pm doors open - $10 door

Monday, October 25 - duo show with Andy Maize - The Slice - Lethbridge, Alberta - $10 door

Sunday, October 24 - duo show with Andy Maize - The Ironwood Stage and Grill - Calgary, Alberta - 2 pm MATINEE - $15 door


Friday, October 15 - playing with Andy Maize and friends - London Music Club (front room) - London, Ontario - $12

Sunday, September 26 - OPEN HOUSE - celebration of the new Michael Johnston Music Studio space at 119A Roncesvalles Ave in Toronto - 12 - 4 pm - with Lori Cullen and Kelly-Anne Vander Meer

Saturday, September 18 - The Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, Ontario - Michael plays all night long with The Beauties for a live CBC taping, with special guests Justin Rutledge and HOT ROCK

Monday, September 13 - The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. W) - Michael Johnston solo as part of Toronto International Film Festival - 5 - 8 pm - private party for First Weekend Club

Tuesday, August 10 - Michael Johnston & King Creosote @ The Pittenweem Arts Festival - in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland, UK - Michael plays a solo set, and sits in with KC for a song-by-song take on Sinead O'Connor's "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got"

Monday, August 9 - The Burns Unit @ The Queen's Hall - Edinburgh, Scotland - 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 7 - The Burns Unit @ Belladrum - festival set (and sitting with King Creosote's closing set)

Wednesday, August 4 - The Burns Unit @ 02 ABC Glasgow - Glasgow, Scotland - 7 pm

July 29 - August 1 - Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, UK - with The Burns Unit - Michael makes his UK festival debut, playing with the Burns Unit (an 8-piece Scottish/Canadian "supergroup") - performance schedule:

Saturday - 12:55 - 1:35 - The Burns Unit main-stage set

Sunday - 2:55 - 3:45 - The Burns Unit stage 2 set




Friday, July 9 - Sunday, July 11
- Mariposa Folk Festival (50th anniversary) - Michael returns to Mariposa, solo! - performance schedule:

Friday
7:30 - 8:15 - "Mariposa Kitchen Party" with MJ, Lynn Miles, Dave Gunning, James Gordon and Mike Stevens

Saturday:  11:00 - 11:45 - "I've Been Everywhere" workshop with MJ, Jason Collett, Mike Ford and Mike Stevens

4:15 - 5:15 - "Folk Cabaret" workshop with MJ, Andy Maize, Little Miss Higgins, Alejandra Ribera, Elliot BROOD and Gwen Swick

Sunday:  12:30 - 1:15 - Michael Johnston performance (with special guests-a-plenty!)

3:15 - 4:00 - "Northern Lights, Southern Cross" workshop with MJ, Chris Smither and Elliot BROOD

 



Thursday, June 17 - Lee's Palace - accompanying Andy Maize in-the-round with Amelia Curran and Royal Wood as part of 2nd annual "OUTLAWS AND GUNSLINGERS" showcase for NXNE

(poster designed by Michael Johnston)



Thursday, June 3 & Friday, June 4 - Hugh's Room - with Skydiggers - tickets are $20 advance/$25 door

Saturday, May 29 - The Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON - sitting in with The Beauties for their CD release party - 9:30 pm - Michael joins The Beauties (along with Ron Sexsmith and Jason Collett) on keyboards on a few tunes for the eagerly-awaited launch of their brilliant debut

 

Wednesday, May 19 - Revival (783 College St.), Toronto, ON - Michael sits in with Kirsten Jones at her CD release party for "The Mad Mile" (produced by the Jayhawks' Gary Louris) - with Christine Bougie, Oh Susanna and more!

Tuesday, May 11 & May 18 - The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Ave.), Toronto, ON - playing keyboards with HOT ROCK (featuring members of the Beauties and Flash Lightnin') covering the songs of the Rolling Stones

Saturday, April 10 - Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.), Toronto ON - 3rd annual Michael Johnston Music Studio Spring Celebration and Recital - 1 - 4 pm, featuring performances from over 40 students, as well as by Lori Cullen and Michael Johnston - doors open at 12:00 for lunch - tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door, free for kids under 3 - call 416.531.6604 to reserve a seat!


Saturday, April 10 - Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.), Toronto, ON - Michael plays solo, opening for the legendary Jesse Winchester - 8:30 pm - tickets are $28 advance/$30 door -


Saturday, April 3 - The Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St. W.), Toronto, ON - Michael Johnston, featuring Anne Lindsay (violin, voice) and Charles James (upright bass, voice) open for Scott McCord and The Bonafide Truth - 10 pm show

Wednesday, March 3, 10, 24 & Sunday March 28 & Wednesday, March 31 - The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Ave.), Toronto, ON - playing keyboards with HOT ROCK (featuring members of the Beauties and Flash Lightnin') covering the songs of the Rolling Stones - 10 pm show - 2 sets - special guests included Ron Sexsmith and Kevin Hearn


Sunday, March 14 - The Piano Salon (2035 Dundas W.), Toronto, ON - 7 pm - $5 and up (suggested)

 


Tuesday, March 2 - Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar (1214 Queen St. W), Toronto, ON - benefit/celebration for the Clean Train Coalition - featuring Michael Johnston and The Gentlemen Collars:  Dave Clark on drums, Anne Lindsay on violin, Lewis Melville on pedal steel and Charles James on bass - first full-band show for Michael since 2007!



Tuesday, February 2, 9, 23 & Friday, February 26 - The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Ave.), Toronto, ON - playing keyboards with HOT ROCK (featuring members of the Beauties and Flash Lightnin') covering the songs of the Rolling Stones - 10 pm show - 2 sets

Sunday, February 21 - Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.), Toronto ON - SHINE! In support of the Jim Fay Memorial Musical Scholarship - Doors open at 5:00, Performance 6:00 - 10:00 pm - Michael playing as a trio with Andy Maize and Andrew Cash



Friday, January 22 - Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St. W.) - Toronto, ON - Cash for Toronto Campaign Fundraiser - with Skydiggers - 8 pm - first official fundraiser for future federal NDP candidate Andrew Cash (for Davenport riding in Toronto) - sold out!

Past Dates


2009

Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20 - The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON - Skydiggers annual Christmas shows - 9 pm doors - with s/g Joel Stewart - $23.50 - tickets available here


Monday, November 30 - Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St.W), Toronto ON - The Prayers We Light:  Celebrating the life and music of Taylor Mitchell - 2 sets, starting at 8:30 sharp


house band:  Michael Johnston, Chris Stringer, John Dinsmore, Jason Mecer, Gord Tough and Noel Webb, with

special guests: Lynn Miles, Suzie Vinnick, Anne Lindsay, Andrew Cash, Justin Rutledge, Kate Rogers, Andy Maize, Josh Finlayson, Ania Ziemirska, Sean Mootrey and several of Taylor & Michael's students


Saturday, November 28 - The Avenue Theatre, Edmonton, AB - with Skydiggers - 8:00 pm - $25 advance/$30 door

Friday, November 27 - The Gateway Bar - SAIT Campus Centre, Calgary, AB - with Skydiggers  - 8:00 pm - $25 advance/$28 door

Thursday, November 26 - Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC - with Skydiggers (opening for Blue Rodeo) - doors 6:30, show 7:30 - $39.50 - $65.50 - tickets on sale October 2 here

Tuesday, November 24 - Save On Foods Memorial Arena, Victoria, BC - with Skydiggers (opening for Blue Rodeo) - doors 6:30, show 7:00 - $42.50 - $55 - call 250.220.7777 for tickets

Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21 (early show)- The Grad Club, Kingston, ON - with Skydiggers and s/g Amelia Curran - 10 pm (Friday), 8:30 pm (Saturday) - more information here

Friday, November 13 & Saturday, November 14 - West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB - with Skydiggers - 8 pm - $17/advance, $20/door - more information and tickets here


***Sunday, November 15 - House Concert, Winnipeg, MB - rare MJ solo show!!! - 2 sets - 7 pm - email Jeff

Robson to reserve a seat (limited to 40 or so folks):  jeff@tellthebandtogohome.com


Sunday, November 8 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON - with Skydiggers - Skydiggers play pre-game and half-time shows as  part of the 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony (Steve Yzerman!) and game featuring "Canada" (Lanny McDonald!) and "World" (Borje Salming!) legends  - 2 pm - $20 - $32 - more information here

Friday, November 6 & Saturday, November 7 - The Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, PQ -  with Skydiggers - 8:30 pm - $15 - more information here


Friday, October 30 - The Studio @ Hamilton Place, Toronto, ON - with Skydiggers - 8 pm - $24.50/$27.50

Sunday, October 25 - The Market Hall, Peterborough, ON - with Skydiggers - 8 pm - $25 - homecoming show for Michael!

Saturday, October 24 - Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto ON - with Skydiggers - 8 pm - $34.50 - more information here

Friday, October 23 - Aeolian Hall, London, ON - with Skydiggers - 8 pm - $25

Thursday, October 22 - Princess Cinema, Waterloo, ON - with Skydiggers - 8 pm - $24 advance/$27 door - more information here

Friday, October 16 - River Run Centre (Co-operators Hall), Guelph, ON - with Skydiggers (Lewis Melville and Jessie Bell-Smith sitting in!) - 8 pm - $20 - $25 - more information here

Saturday, October 10 - Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.), Toronto, ON - 2nd annual Bruce Cockburn tribute - hosted by Jason Fowler - 8:30 pm - $20 - also playing is my good pal Andy Sheppard

Friday, September 27 - Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W), Toronto, ON - accompanying Katherine Wheatley for her CD release party - $17 advance/$20 door - 8:30 pm - also playing with Katherine will be Lynn Miles, Scott Merritt and Suzie Vinnick

Saturday, August 8 - Sunday, August 9 - Edmonton Folk Festival with Skydiggers - Gallagher Park - Edmonton, Alberta - performances:  Saturday @ 3:05 pm @ Stage 2 (concert); Sunday @ 12:05 pm @ Stage 7 ("Tall Tales" workshop with Ben Sures and Chloe Albert); 3:00 pm workshop accompanying Lynn Miles; 4:35 pm @ Stage 5 ("Getting Here" workshop with Alex Cuba and The Swiftys)

Friday, August 7 - Interplay Festival with Skydiggers - Franklin Ave. - Fort McMurray, Alberta - Skydiggers play at 10:30 pm (also performing are Fred Eaglesmith and Pavlo)

Saturday, August 1 - "North Rocks the Bay" with Skydiggers - North Bay Waterfront, North Bay, Ontario - opening for the Tragically Hip

Friday, July 24 - Sunday, July 26 - Hillside Festival with Skydiggers - Guelph, ON - more information here - Skydiggers/Dave Bidini workshop on Sunday @ 6 pm; Skydiggers close the festival (after Patrick Watson and Final Fantasy!) at 10 pm on Sunday


Wednesday, July 15
- Ottawa Blues Fest with Skydiggers - Ottawa, ON - Hard Rock Cafe stage - 9:30 pm


Friday, July 3 - Sunday, July 5 - Mariposa Folk Festival with Skydiggers - Tudhope Park, Orilla, ON - Michael returns to Mariposa with the Skydiggers, four years since his debut appearance at the festival as a solo artist - other acts include The Proclaimers, Steven Page and Buffy Saint Marie


Saturday, June 20
- Mississauga Waterfront Festival with Skydiggers - Memorial Park in Port Credit, ON - Skydiggers headline on Saturday evening, along with the Spoons and 54.40

 




Thursday, June 18 - NXNE - Lee's Palace with Skydiggers - Toronto, ON - Six Shooter Records/Starfish Entertainment showcase - Skydiggers play at midnight; also performing are The Swallows (8 pm), Jim Cuddy, Oh Susanna & Royal Wood (9 pm), Kevin Hearn & Jenn Grant (10 pm), Luke Doucet & Justin Rutledge (11 pm) and Elliot Brood (1 am)

Saturday, June 13
- Waterfront Blues Festival - sitting in with Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth - Woodbine Park, Toronto, ON - 1 pm

Friday, June 12
- The Cadillac Lounge, Toronto, ON - Scott McCord CD release party - Michael sits in with Scott McCord, whose debut album, 'Blues For Sunshine', Michael produced - with the Bonafide Truth - 9 pm - $12


Monday, May 25 - Saturday, May 30
- The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON - CD release parties for "The Truth About Us:  A 20-year retrospective" with the Skydiggers

Sunday, April 26 - Hugh's Room, Toronto, ON - "Acoustifying the Boss: Eaglewood Celebrates Springsteen" benefit for the Eaglewood Folk Festival - Michael will play keyboards and accordion with the house band (with Jason Fowler and Trevor Mills) - guest artists include Liam Titcomb, Jory Nash, Tannis Slimmon, Treasa Levasseur, Eve Goldberg, Digging Roots, Katherine Wheatley and The Good Lovelies, as well as leading a few songs - 8:30 pm - $18 advance/$20 door


Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19
- Homegame
- various venues throughout Anstruther (Fife), Scotland (UK); Michael performs at the 6th annual Homegame festival, organized by Fence Records, featuring the 2nd-ever official performance of the "Burns Unit", as well as Michael performing solo, and accompanying KT Tunstall, King Creosote, Karine Polwart and The Three Craws

Saturday, April 4
- Emmanuel-Howard Park United Church (214 Wright Ave.), Toronto, ON - Michael Johnston music studio recital - students of Michael, both young and old, come together for his second-annual Spring Recital; 2 - 4 pm


Tuesday, March 24
- Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.), Toronto, ON - Taylor Mitchell CD release party - Michael accompanies Taylor Mitchell, whose debut album, 'For Your Consideration', Michael produced; an all-star band including John Dinsmore, Gord Tough, Noel Webb and others join together for the evening - 8:30 pm - $15 advance/$18 door


Thursday, March 19
- The Rose Theatre, Brampton, ON - Michael plays solo on a triple-bill songwriters circle with Dala and Dean McTaggart - 8 pm - tickets are $20 in advance here

Saturday, February 14
- Massey Hall - Toronto, ON - Skydiggers open for the Jim Cuddy Band at this legendary Toronto venue - 8 pm - $29 - $49




 

 

 

Friday, January 30 - Octave Theatre (711 Dalton Ave.) - Kingston, ON - Live Wire Music Series double-bill with Anne Lindsay/Jason Fowler - 8 pm

Sunday, January 25
- Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Clyde Foyer (Glasgow, Scotland) - "Come and Try Songwriting" workshop - 1:30 pm - £7 - Michael introduces the songwriter’s ‘toolbox’: melody, rhythm, verses, choruses and ‘the middle eight’.  This workshop will focus on basic principles of songwriting and is a wonderful opportunity for budding songwriters


Saturday, January 24 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - accompanying Karine Polwart as part of "Auld Lang Syne"


Saturday, January 16
- ABC 1 - Glasgow, Scotland - as part of Celtic Connections 2009 - official debut launch gig for "The Burns Unit" - an 8-piece Scottish-Canadian cohort of big-hearted and immensely talented singers, songwriters and players - 7:30 pm - £15 - with special guests Drever, McCusker & Woomble

The Burns Unit features me, Michael Johnston along with Emma Pollock (formerly of the Delgados), Indo-Caledonian Pop Artist Future Pilot AKA, and virtuosic rapper MC Soom T from Glasgow, renowned folk singer Karine Polwart, elegant multi-instrumentalist Kim Edgar from Edinburgh, alt-folk royalty King Creosote from Fife, as well as drummer/producer and fellow-Canuck Mattie Foulds

2008

Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20
- The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St. W) - Toronto, Ontario - Skydiggers annual Christmas shows


Saturday, December 13
- The Silver Dollar Room - Toronto, Ontario - playing with Scott McCord & The Bonafide Truth for live CBC Radio taping - 8 pm show - $10


Wedneday, December 10 -
The Cadillac Lounge - Toronto, Ontairo - playing with Scott McCord & The Bonafide Truth - 8 pm - $5

Friday, November 28
- Hugh's Room - Toronto, Ontario - Tom Waits tribute


 

Saturday, November 1 - The Mod Club - Toronto, Ontario - Skydiggers show - CD release party for "City of Sirens" - $25 - 6:30 p.m. doors, 8:00 p.m. show - with special guests The Warped 45s - tickets from ticketmaster here

Saturday, October 25
- K-ROCK Centre - Kingston, Ontario - Skydiggers show - opening for Blue Rodeo - tickets are $42.50


Friday, October 24
- General Motors Centre - Oshawa, Ontario - Skydiggers show - opening for Blue Rodeo - tickets are $42.50


Saturday, October 11
- Hugh's Room - Toronto, Ontario - Bruce Cockburn Tribute - playing and singing with Andy Maize & Josh Finalyson of the Skydiggers, and with Jason Fowler - other artists include Melanie Doane, Lori Cullen, David Matheson, Mia Sheard and Sahra Featherstone - $20/advance, $22/door

Thursday, October 9 - The Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto ON - Michael, Andy and Josh (from the Skydiggers) play in support of "This Is Not A Conservative Party" to lend our support to the good and just cause of ensuring that there is adequate funding for culture and the arts in this great country of ours.  Other performers include Dave Bidini, Jason Collett, Jim Creeggan, Parachute Club, Porkbelly Futures and Ian Tamblyn. Tickets are $20 at the door. 


Thursday, October 2
- "Busking For Change" for War Child - Michael busks in front of three historic Toronto landmarks with Skydiggers bandmates Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson - Metro Hall @ noon, Union Station @ 1 pm, The Horseshoe Tavern @ 2 pm - all donations will go to War Child Canada - more information here


Thursday, September 25
- The Cadillac Lounge - 1296 Queen St. W - Toronto, Ontario - opening for (and sitting in with) Scott McCord & The Bonafide Truth - 10 pm show

Saturday, September 20 - Steadman's (above) - 138 Garafaxa St. N - Durham, Ontario - songwriter showcase with Dean McTaggart and Chris Whiteley - doors open at 7, showtime 8 pm - $15/door

Friday, September 19
- Hugh's Room - Toronto, Ontario - "Boys Play Girls":  Michael does Sinéad O'Connor

- 8 pm - $18/advance, $20/door

Sunday, September 7 - Kew Gardens Beaches Awareness Concert - Toronto, Ontario - Skydiggers show - from 11 - 7 pm - free - Skydiggers on at 5:00 - also appearing are Jesse Cook, Stephan Moccio and others


Friday August 15 - Sunday, August 17
- Summerfolk Festival - Owen Sound, Ontario - other performers include pals Stephen Fearing, Mike Ford, Twilight Hotel & Jory Nash


Thursday, August 14
- Michael Johnston solo show with very special guest Emily Smith (BBC-award winning singer-songwriter from Scotland) - Emmanuel-Howard Park United Church (214 Wright Ave. at Roncesvalles) - 7:00 doors, 7:30 showtime - $15 at the door


Wednesday, August 13
- Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto, Ontario - accompanying Tannis Slimmon and Lewis Melville for noon-hour show - free



Monday, August 11
- "The Dakota Sessions" (with Skydiggers)- Country Music Television (CMT) - airs at 6 pm & 11 pm ET - full Skydiggers special (double-bill with Luke Doucet)

Friday, July 25 - House Concert - Winnipeg, Manitoba - intimate solo show - $10/advance


Thursday, June 5 - Saturday, June 7
- Hugh's Room - Toronto, Ontario - with the Skydiggers - a three-night stand at the premier roots music venue in the city, tickets are $20/advance, $25/door - dinner reservations recommended * Thursday night's show recorded for broadcast on Canada Live by CBC Radio


Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31
- The Black Sheep Inn - Wakefield, Quebec - with the Skydiggers


Burnsong SongHouse Tour 2008

featuring Michael Johnston, King Creosote, Karine Polwart, Emma Pollock (The Delgados),

MC Soom T, Future Pilot AKA and Kim Edgar


All dates in Scotland, UK


2 May - The Byre Theatre, St. Andrews - 8pm - £14/£10/£8 - Tel: 01334 475000

3 May - Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh - 7:30pm £14/£12 - Tel: 0131 665 2240

4 May - Buccleuch Centre, Langholm - 7:30pm £10 - Tel: 01387 381 196

5 May - The Sage, Gateshead - 8pm £13.50/£7 - Tel: 0191 443 4661

8 May - The Caves, Edinburgh (not a Burnsong show) - MJ accompanies King Creosote for a Fence Club event; more information here

9 May - Eden Court, Inverness  - 7:30pm £10/£8 - Tel: 01463 234 234

10 May - Eastwood Theatre, Glasgow - 7:30pm £10/£7 - Tel: 0141 577 4970

11 May - Perth Theatre, Perth - 7:30pm £12/£10 - Tel: 0845 612 6324

12 May - Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen - 7:30pm £15/£12 - Tel: 01224 641122

 

Friday, April 11 - The Black Sheep Inn - Wakefield, Quebec - accompanying Andrew Cash


Tuesday, April 1
- YarnHarlot book launch - Isabel Bader Theatre (University of Toronto) - duo performance with Andy Maize


Saturday, March 29
- Emmanuel-Howard Park United Church (214 Wright Ave.), Toronto - Michael Johnston music studio recital - students of Michael, both young and old, come together for his first annual Spring Recital; 2 - 4 pm; $5 (all profits go to the Daily Bread Food Bank)


Thursday, March 13
-
The Rivoli, Toronto - solo set opening for Andrew Cash; 9 pm doors; tickets are $15 at the door


Sunday, March 2 - Hugh's Room, Toronto - accompanying Tannis Slimmon for her Toronto CD release party along with Dave Clark, Lewis Melville and Michael Herring - double-bill with Mansa Sissoko

Wednesday, February 13
- Bread and Circus (193 1/2 Baldwin St.), Toronto - solo set as part of the first-ever 'Bread Cabaret' - with Chris Gibbs – Comedy, Elana Freeman and Allison Cummings – Dance and Theatre, Gurpreet Chana – Tabla and
Joel Brubacher – Puppetry


Tuesday, February 12 - The Central (603 Markham), Toronto - duo show with Andy Maize supporting Winnipeg songstress Jaylene Johnson - 8 pm

January 24 - The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West), Toronto, ON - playing as a duo with Andy Maize as part of the "Mini-Shebang"

January 19 - Guelph Christian Church (126 Norwich St. E), Guelph, ON - accompanying Tannis Slimmon for her CD release for "Lucky Blue" with Dave Clark, Lewis Melville, Jude Vadala, Katherine Wheatley, Jessy Bell-Smith, Scott Merritt and Stephen Fearing

2007


Friday, December 14 & Saturday, December 15 - Toronto, ON @ The Enwave Theatre - accompanying Andy Maize for "Source and Inspiration II" - recorded for CBC Radio II


Friday, December 21 & Saturday, December 22 - SKYDIGGERS CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Horseshoe (370 Queen St. W.) Toronto, ON - with special guest Angela Desveaux - tickets are $25 at the door

Wednesday, December 12 - London, ON @ London Music Club - with the Skydiggers (also opening the show), $20 advance/$25 door

Sunday, December 2 & Monday, December 3 - Toronto, ON @ Hugh's Room - opening for the legendary Loudon Wainwright III - 8 pm sharp! - tickets are $37.50 in advance/$42.50 at the door

November 24 - Toronto, ON - Steamwhistle Brewing House - with Skydiggers - "Big Game Warm-up"; special guests include These Electric Lives, We Are The Take, and Pat Robitaille; tickets are $50 in advance from ticketmaster

October 29 - the Tranzac, 8:00 -9:30 p.m (with special guests Ruth Moody of the Wailin' Jennys and Andy Maize of the Skydiggers)

October 28 - Toronto, ON - Git Your Squeeze ON II - an open accordion jam @ Tinto - 3 - 5 pm - PWYC - more information here

October 22 - the Tranzac, 8:00 -9:30 p.m (with special guests Saidah Baba Talibah, Jason Fowler and Scott McCord)

October 15 - the Tranzac, 8:00 -9:30 p.m (with special guest Brian MacMillan)

October 8 - the Tranzac, 8:00 -9:30 p.m (with special guest Taylor Mitchell)

October 1 - the Tranzac, 8:00 -9:30 p.m (with special guests Tannis Slimmon and Lewis Melville)

September 29 - Toronto, ON - Nuit Blanche, 11 pm - Trinity-Bellwoods Park - as part of Toronto's all-night event (solo show)

September 4 - Toronto, ON @ The Cameron House - GoodSoundsGood showcase - with Saidah Baba Talibah and Ania - 9 pm - $6 cover

September 1 - September 2 - Grafton, ON @ Shelter Valley Folk Festival - solo

Sept 1 - 12:00 Follow the Melody workshop with Cindy Church (Quartette) and Jason Fowler (Quartette)

1:00 - a "Muse"d workshop with Richard Knectel and Bill Bourne

4:00 - Symposium - Muse & Inspiration with Kristin Sweetland, Annie Gallup, Jon Brooks and guests

6:30 - main stage performance

Sept 2 -

10:00 - Rise Up Singing workshop with David Francey and Catherine MacLellan

1:00 - Factory of Quirk workshop with James Hill and Annie Gallup


Sunday, August 5 - Toronto, ON @ Factory Theatre Courtyard (125 Bathurst) - solo show, as part of SummerWorks theatre festival - 3 pm


Sunday, June 8 - Collingwood, ON @ Blue Mountain Resort - accompanying Oh Susanna


June 23 - Ottawa, ON - playing with the Skydiggers - Dragon Boat Festival - afternoon show

June 3 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - "The Great Canadian Vocal Music Project Volume 2" CD Release - with David Reed, Dave Clark, Lewis Melville, Joe Lapinsky and The Centennial Secondary School Choir

May 31 - Toronto, ON - Dundas Square - playing with the Skydiggers - afternoon show -

May 25 - Winnipeg, MB - house concert - with Cate Friesen and Al Beardsell

May 22 - Toronto ON - Tinto - 20-minute solo set - 7 - 9 pm

April 28 - Perth, ON - 'Music on McLean' house concert - $15 advance - solo show - more information at www.perthhouseconcerts.com
April 20 - Blythe, ON - Blythe Memorial Hall - performing with the Skydiggers - $20; call 1-877-862-5984 for more information and tickets

April 19 - Toronto, ON - Mitzi's Sister (1554 Queen St. W) - accompanying Sam Larkin with Don Kerr, Doug Friesen and Eric Newby - two sets - 9:30 pm - with special guest Peter Wildman (Frantics) - PWYC

April 17 - Toronto, ON - Lula Lounge - the RED festival - performing with the 'Sweet Sangria Orchestra':  Claire Jenkins (guitar, glockenspiel and voice), Saidah Baba Talibah (voice and piano), Treassa Levaseur (voice, mandolin and accordian), Corin Raymond (guitar and voice), Daniel Stone (cajon and latin percussion), Gurpreet Chana (tabla) and Brian MacMillan (bass) - tickets are $20 at the door, $15 for students

March 17 - Toronto - The Tranzac Club - 292 Brunswick Ave. - Michael performs one song as part of “Afghanistan…On Guard For Thee?” - Join Canadian artists in a creative, interactive, multi-disciplinary exploration of Canada's involvement in the Afghanistan War. Participate in Improvised Music, Dance, Writing, Painting, Theatre, Storytelling, Discussion, Photography, Video, Gastronomy, and more!!!!! 1-4pm

March 15 & 16 - Toronto, ON - Enwave Theatre @ Harborfront Centre - 231 Queen's Quay West - 8 pm - accompanying Andy Maize (Skydiggers) for two songs - as part of "Schubert: Source and inspiration". Featuring the world premiere of 10 new songs composed and performed by Sarah Slean, Andy Maize, Martin Tielli, Danny Michel and John Southworth. Commissioned to incorporate material from Schubert's 2nd Piano Trio. The program will open with the Schubert Trio - performed by Erika Raum (violin), Winona Zelenka (cello) and Andrew Burashko (piano).  Cost: $25-$36 

March 8 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - accompanying Lynn Miles on accordion
February 24 - Orilla, ON - "Echoes of Mariposa" show with Laura Hubert, Greg Hobbs - Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club - $20 - more details TBA

January 19 & 20 - Toronto, ON @ Hugh's Room - Gordon Lightfoot tribute - "The Way I Feel":  with Jory Nash, Lori Cullen, Dala, Rick Fines, Jason Fowler, Anne Lindsay Brian MacMillan, David Matheson, David Newland, Ron Nigrini, Suzie Vinnick David Woodhead & more tba - $28 advance/$30 door

January 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Rivoli @ 8 pm - A benefit for the Dreamwalker Dance Company.  Featuring a short set of new songs by Michael Johnston (including one new co-write with Squeeze lyricist Chris Difford), along with a set from the Skydiggers (whom Johnston will be playing with) and several other artists, dancers and musicians. No cover charge, however donations are heartily encouraged.

January 16 - Toronto, ON @ Bluebird North (Songwriter's Association of Canada showcase) - Hugh's Room - 8:30 pm - $10 advance/$12 door - also performing are Madviolet, Noah Zacharin, Andrea Koziol, Harmony Trowbridge and Ivan Boudreau (Tusket)

2006

December 22 & 23 - Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern - accompanying The Skydiggers & Cash Brothers for their annual Christmas show - tickets are $20.50 - available from maplemusic here

 

Saturday 9th Dec - The Tolbooth, Stirling - 8 pm - Tickets £8/10 - contact the Box Office: 01786 274000 or www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth (conference and song house package tickets available)


Friday 8th Dec - Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall, Dumfries and Galloway - 8 pm -
Tickets £7, contact the Box Office: 01387 253383 or www.dgaa.net

December 8 & 9 - Scotland - two gigs TBA as part of Burnsong; a presentation of new songs to be written with Sushil Dade (Future Pilot AKA), Karine Polwart, Chris Difford (Squeeze), Emma Pollock (The Delgados) and MC Soom T (Monkeytribe), Kim Edgar and King Creosote


Sunday, November 19
- Edmonton, AB @ The Power Plant (University of Alberta) - 6 pm; performing with the Skydiggers - $18

Friday, November 17 - Calgary, AB @ Quincy's on 7th - performing with the Skydiggers and opening the show - $28 general admission

Tuesday, November 14 & Wednesday, November 15 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club - performing with the Skydiggers and opening both shows; 7 pm; $18 advance/$20 door - for ticket information, click here

 

OCTOBER: tour of rural Manitoba with Dave Clark


October 30 -
Neepawa - Kaleidoscope Concert Series (at the Roxy Theatre) - 7:30 pm - $18 general admission, $10 students

October 29 - Winnipeg - house concert - 7:30 pm - for reservations contact steelbeltedradio@shaw.ca - very limited seating (30)

October 28 - Portage La Prairie @ The William Glesby Centre - 11-2nd Street, Northeast - 7:30 pm - $26

October 27 - Manitou Rapids - concert at Pine Falls school (workshop Saturday morning) - $15

October 26 - Brandon - The Music Studio - 940 Rosser Avenue - 8:00 pm - $15

October 25 - Thompson - Recreation Centre Multipurpose Room - 8:00pm -
tickets $15 + GST - CANCELLED


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts
which last year invested $26.8 million in music throughout Canada.

Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada,
qui a investi 26,8 millions de dollars l'an dernier dans la musique à travers le Canada.


Sat. September 30 - Toronto, ON @ Argonaut Rowing Club - 5-song wedding set with the Skydiggers

Sat. September 23 - Toronto, ON on Toronto Island - Andy & Cindy's wedding (private function)

Fri. September 8 - London, ON @ London Music Club - duo show with Dave Clark - 9 pm in the front room - $5
Sat. June 24 - Toronto, ON @ The Tranzac Club - with Dave Clark and Lewis Melville

Fri. & Sat. June 23/24 - Toronto, ON @ Dufferin Grove Park - joining 22 Toes' performance of "Park Pieces" on accordion and singing

Sun. June 18 - Collingwood, ON @ Blue Mountain - noon-hour show

Fri. June 16 - Toronto, ON @ Hugh's Room - accompanying Tannis Slimmon and Oh Susanna for "Girls Do Boys" concert (Tannis plays Leonard Cohen, Suzie plays the Rolling Stones) - also featuring Sylvia Tyson - $12 advance/$14 door - 8 pm...

Thur. May 18 - Toronto, ON @ The NOW Lounge (189 Church St.) - accompanying Ian North CD release show - 9:30 pm show - $15 door, $20 w/CD

Mon. May 8 - Toronto, ON @ The Supermarket (268 Augusta) - solo show, opening for Clare Jenkins - 9 pm doors; 9:30 pm show - $5 door

Mon. May 1 - Toronto, ON @ Mitzi's Sister - as part of Parkdale Music songwriters night - 9:30 pm; with Mitch Willer and Harmony Trowbridge; no cover

Sat. April 29 - London, ON @ London Music Club - opening for the Skydiggers/Cash Brothers - 9:00 pm show in the Big Hall - $10 LMC members/$12 general

Thurs. April 20 - Toronto, ON - accompanying the Skydiggers on piano, accordion, melodica and organ for a special private show

Wed. April 19 - Toronto, ON @ The Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St. W.)- playing two songs on the accordion as part of Red: A Night of Live Performance - 8:30 pm show - $12 adults, $10 artists/students/seniors

Fri. April 7 and Sat. April 8 - Wakefield, Quebec @ The Black Sheep Inn - solo shows opening for the Skydiggers and Cash Brothers - $15 advance/door - BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT! 

Fri. March 24 - Toronto, ON @ The Tranzac (292 Brunswick Ave.) - as a special guest member of Dave Clark's Woodshed Orchestra; PWYC - 10 p.m. show

Tues. March 21 - Toronto, ON @ The Grasshopper (460 Parliament St.) - opening for and accompanying Sam Larkin - 10 p.m. sharp show - no cover

   

Sat. March 4 - Manitoulin Island, ON @ Cafe In The Woods - 8 p.m. - solo show

Fri, March 3 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club (722 College St.)- opening for Andy Stochansky - doors open at 7 p.m., MJ plays with Dave Clark at 7:30 p.m. sharp! - $12 from Ticketmaster/door

Sat. February 25 - Orillia, ON @ Simcoe Room in the Highwayman Inn - Mariposa-In-Concert series - 8 p.m. - solo show with Dala and Crooked Wood, $15 advance, $18 at the door - call (705) 329-2333 for tickets

Fri. February 24 - Toronto, ON @ Hugh's Room (Dundas St. W.) - "The Way I Feel":  Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot; Michael plays 2 Lightfoot songs...also performing:  Melwood Cutlery, Jory Nash, Lori Cullen, Kurt Swinghammer, Aengus Finnan, Ford/Matheson (Moxy Fruvous), Garnet Rogers, Terry Tufts with house band David Matheson, David Woodhead and Jason Fowler - tickets are $28 in advance, $30 at the door

Mon. February 13 - Austin, TX, The Hilton - 2:00 p.m. - "For the sake of the song" showcase featuring MJ, Paul McLaughlin, Karine Polwart, Emily Smith, Jennifer Jackson and Liz Carlisle

12:00 a.m. @ The Ark Room (408) - Performance Alley showcase "in-the-round", accompanied by Karine Polwart, Emily Smith, Paul McLachlan (from Scotland), also performing:  Hammel on Trial and Malcolm Holcombe

Sun. February 12 - Austin, TX, The Hilton - 1:00 p.m. - Richard Flohil and Michael Wrycraft's "Great Folk Quiz", with the Burns Sisters, Joe Dolce, Jonathan Edwards, and Dan Navarro

9:30 p.m. @ The Birchmere Room (Salon J-K) - as part of SOCAN/ASCAP presents...also featuring Jane Siberry, Nathan, The Duhks, John Gorka and Ron Hynes - Michael plays 1 song on a grand piano

&

12:00 a.m solo showcase @ The Freight & Salvage Room (412) (Performance Alley)

Sat. February 11 - 11:30 p.m. solo showcase @ The S.O.S. Annex (presented by Ronda Barton) with guest Lynn Miles

Fri. February 10 - Austin, TX, The Hilton - 2 a.m. solo showcase @ The Beaver Suite (room 1103) - North American Folk Alliance Conference


2005


Dec 11 - The Supermarket - Toronto, ON with The Gentlemen Collars, Oh Susanna, Sam Larkin, Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson, Kevin Manaugh, Jeff Cowling
Dec 3 - Irish Mountain House Concerts - Meaford, ON, solo show
Dec 2 - The Spill - Peterborough, ON with The Gentlemen Collars and Dave Tough
Dec 1 - Centennial High School - Belleville, ON with The Centennial Secondary School Choir, Dave Clark and Lewis Melville
Nov 25 - The Market Hall - Peterborough, ON opening for The Wailin' Jennys
Nov 12 - The Boathouse - Kitchener, ON with Dave Clark
Nov 10 - The EBar Guelph, ON with The Gentlemen Collars
Oct 29 - Give A Hoot Cafe - Millbrook, ON, solo show
Oct 27 - Zeke's Gallery - Montreal, QC, solo show
Oct 25 - Hugh's Room - Toronto, ON opening for Justin Rutledge and Serena Ryder
Oct 23 - House Concert - Morden, MB with Dave Clark, Cate Friesen and Andy Sheppard
Oct 22 - Manitoba CONTACT showcase - Virden, MB with Dave Clark
Oct 21 - The Big Breakfast - Winnipeg, MB with Dave Clark
Oct 20 - Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club - Winnipeg, MB with Dave Clark, Cate Friesen, Andy Sheppard and Al Beardsell
Oct 6 - The Big Electric Cat - Seoul, South Korea, with Brenda McMorrow
Sep 4 - Toronto City Roots Festival - Distillery District - Toronto, ON with The Gentlemen Collars
Aug 26 - 28 - Peterborough Folk Festival - Peterborough, ON with The Gentlemen Collars
Jul 29 - The Spill - Peterborough, ON with Twilight Hotel

Jul 22 - 24 - Hillside Festival - Guelph, ON with The Gentlemen Collars
Jul 21 - The Cameron House - Toronto, ON with The Gentlemen Collars
Jul 15 -17 - Stewart Park Festival - Perth, ON with The Gentlemen Collars and Oh Susanna
July 8 - 10 - Mariposa Folk Festival - Orilla, ON with Maury Lafoy, Cam Giroux and Oh Susanna
Jun 23 - McNally Robinson Winnipeg, MB, solo in-store performance
Jun 9 - North by Northeast (NXNE) - Rancho Relaxo - Toronto, ON with Maury Lafoy, Lewis Melville and Michael Philip-Wojewoda
May 28 - Aeolian Hall - London, ON with Tannis Slimmon and Lewis Melville
May 27 - NOW Lounge - Toronto, ON with David Celia and Dave Clark
May 26 - The Boathouse - Kitchener, ON, solo show opening for Shannon Lyon
May 20 - Dregs Cafe - Winnipeg, MB, solo show opening for John Southworth
May 5 - Dregs Cafe - Winnipeg, MB with Reid Jamieson
Apr 2 - MARIA offices Winnipeg, MB, live radio taping with Alana Levandoski
Feb 24 - 27 - North American Folk Alliance Conference - Montreal, QC, showcases in "The Beaver Suite"
Feb 10 - Times Change(d) - Winnipeg, MB, with Cate Friesen, Al Beardsell and Keri Latimer

Feb 3 - The Tranzac - Toronto, ON with Dave Clark and Misha Glouberman
Jan 29 - Carden St. Cafe - Guelph, ON with Lewis Melville and Tannis Slimmon
Jan 26 - The Rivoli (upstairs) Toronto, ON with Dave Clark
Jan 23 - The Townehouse Sudbury, ON with Dave Clark
Jan 23 - House Concert - Sudbury, ON with Dave Clark
Jan 22 - Cafe In The Woods Manitoulin Island, ON with Dave Clark
Jan 19 - The Rivoli (upstairs) - Toronto, ON with Reid Jamieson
Jan 15 - The Montreal House - Peterborough, ON with The Gentlemen Collars

Jan 14 - Kenner Collegiate - Peterborough, ON, solo show

Jan 12 - The Rivoli (upstairs) - Toronto, ON with Reid Jamieson
Jan 5 - The Rivoli (upstairs) Toronto, ON with Reid Jamieson

2004


Dec 29 - The Drake Hotel - Toronto, ON with The Woodchoppers Assocation
Dec 4 - West End Cultural Centre - Winnipeg, MB, "Boys Play Girls II"
Dec 3 - Dregs Gallery and Cafe - Winnipeg, MB with Reid Jamieson
Dec 2 - Academy Bar and Eatery - Winnipeg, MB with Reid Jamieson
Nov 29 - The Big Breakfast - Winnipeg, MB, solo show
Nov 27 - Academy Bar and Eatery - Winnipeg, MB with Andy Sheppard
Oct 15 - Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) Conference - Guelph, ON with The Gentlemen Collars

Aug 27 - The Regal Beagle - Winnipeg, MB with Andy Sheppard, Cate Friesen and Al Beardsell

July 24 - Hillside Festival - Guelph, ON, with Reid Jamieson

July 22 - C'est What - Toronto, ON with Reid Jamieson, Don Kerr and Devin Armstrong

July 15 - 17 - Folk On the Rocks - Yellowknife, NWT, solo performances and workshop with Veda Hille

June 17 - West End Cultural Centre - Winnipeg, MB with Twilight Hotel

May 29 - Academy Bar and Eatery - Winnipeg, MB

Feb 19 - Habitat for Humanity Benefit - Selkirk, MB with Cate Friesen

Jan 30 - Winterfolk II - The Silver Dollar - Toronto, ON with Reid Jamieson

Jan 15 - The Montreal House - Peterborough, ON - with The Silverhearts

Jan 5 - The Rivoli - Toronto, ON


2003

Dec 3 - West End Cultural Centre - Winnipeg, MB - Boys Play Girls

Nov 24 - The Big Breakfast - Winnipeg, MB

May 22 - Cosmic Charlie's - Peterborough,
May 17 - C'est What - Toronto, ON
May 4 - Academy Coffee Company - Winnipeg, MB
May 3 - Reagle Beagle Pub - Winnipeg, MB

May 2 - Reagle Beagle Pub - Winnipeg, MB

Apr 24 - The Big Breakfast -Winnipeg, MB

etc...