Will is headed out on a living room tour in September. No stage, no sound system. It’s just Will and a guitar, playing songs and telling stories. Each show is limited to 35-45 tickets.

Tickets on sale now : BUY HERE

9/3 : Austin TX – SOLD OUT
9/4 : Ft Worth TX – SOLD OUT
9/5 : Fayetteville AR
9/6 : Little Rock AR
9/7 : Jackson MS
9/8 : New Orleans LA
9/9 : Lafayette LA
9/10 : Alexandria LA
9/11: Austin TX

Please help us spread the word about these shows. Click here to join the Facebook event the show you’re attending and invite your friends.

Hello Friends! We’re looking for people to host Will Johnson Living Room Shows in September in the cities listed below and in surrounding areas. If you are near any of these cities and are interested in hosting please read everything below and get in touch! Contact info at the end.

9/3 – Austin TX
9/4 – Ft Worth TX
9/5 – Little Rock AR / Fayetteville AR
9/6 – Memphis TN
9/7 – Oxford MS /Jackson MS
9/8 – Oxford MS /Jackson MS
9/9 – Alexandria LA or New Orleans LA
9/10 – Alexandria LA or New Orleans LA

Deadline for submission is August 3.
Tickets will go on sale August 6 @ 2pm (central time).

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours, check names off the list at the door… in return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house, loft, art gallery, or other space that can comfortably and safely host 35-50 people. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 35-50 people is what the average living room can hold. There needs to be parking or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

* We love dogs! We really do! But energetic dogs (big and small) can be distracting during a quiet acoustic show. We’re not saying we can’t do the show at your place if you have a dog. But if your dog gets overly excited when a bunch of new people come over, it’s probably best if they stay with a friend or in another part of the house during the show.

2. Ticket price will be $15. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows usually starts at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 free who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will be promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post the address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is a chair for Will to sit on and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer.

9. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

After reading all of this, if interested please follow these steps:

You read everything above and it’s all cool?

1. send an email to will-johnson@undertowmusic.com with this info:
- a. Your address.
- b. A few photos of the space where the show will happen.
- c. Please put “Will Johnson Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.

2. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.

Thanks for your help!

After we have the dates sorted out we will announce the shows and tickets will go on sale at undertowtickets.com.


The new Centro-matic album is available now!

CD or Vinyl from Undertow

And there’s a new video by the Galassi Brothers and Downstate Productions for the song “Salty Disciple

Tue Jun 03 - Austin TX - Waterloo In Store
Fri Jun 06 - St Louis MO - Twangfest
Sat Jun 07 - Chicago IL - Beat Kitchen
Sun Jun 08 - Madison WI - The Frequency
Mon Jun 09 - Minneapolis MN - Icehouse
Tue Jun 10 - Sioux Falls SD - Icon
Wed Jun 11 - Kansas City KS - Riot Room
Fri Jun 13 - Dallas TX - Good Records In Store
Sat Jun 14 - Dallas TX - Kessler



The Baseball Paintings of Will Johnson

Friday, May 2
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse
67 East 11 Street
The landmark Cast Iron Building, NYC
phone: 212-226-7150

Twenty pieces of Will Johnson’s beautiful, original artwork will be on exhibit and available for purchase. Chat with Will over a complimentary beer and ballpark snacks at Bergino Gallery’s Spring Art Party.




Will Johnson and Britton Beisenherz collaborated on a song for this new compilation of Jason Molina songs.

You can hear the entire album HERE
Pre-order it HERE


After about nine hours of driving I pulled into Roswell and stopped at the Circle K on North Main Street to get some beer. The first person I spoke with was a lanky, young guy in a black satin jacket and a dirty Miami Dolphins cap.  He had what looked like traction encasing the entirety of his right arm. I almost bumped into him at the cooler, and we wound up talking at the register. He told me he’d been stabbed in the chest and in the arm, had just been released from the hospital, and was finally regaining some movement in his wrist. He continued his story to the clerk, who he seemed to know, and I stood at the door and wished him well with his recovery. He turned and flatly said: “I’m really happy to be alive. I’m just happy to be living this life.”

I couldn’t know what led him to this condition, or this chapter.  I’ll never know if I was talking to the bad guy, the good guy, or just the wrong place, wrong time guy. But as he talked, and as his eyes and smile lines expressed hope for healing and betterment, I realized, after the most difficult and surreal stretch of my own life, that it felt great to be back out in the world again. As rough as things looked for this guy, there was a centeredness about him, his other arm waving about as he excavated the air in the room for a shred of positivity. Keeping on.

There’s a comfort in the driving, the interacting, in making time for a walk to go watch a sunset, in playing some shows again. In smelling the supper of the contract workers cooking on the grill just outside my hotel room door tonight, and finding some trails to run just after sunrise tomorrow.

It feels good to be back in the American West. It feels good to see signs of Spring.

Maybe see you at the show.

-Will J. / April 2014

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WED APRIL 2 : Albuquerque, NM - SOLD OUT
THU APRIL 3 : Phoenix, AZ
FRI APRIL 4 : Las Vegas NV
SAT APRIL 5 : Los Angeles CA (Altadena)
SUN APRIL 6 :  San Francisco – SOLD OUT
MON APRIL 7 : Petaluma CA
TUE APRIL 8 : Sacramento CA
FRI APRIL 11 : Eugene OR
SAT APRIL 12 : Portland OR – SOLD OUT
SUN APRIL 13 : Seattle WA – SOLD OUT
MON APRIL 14 : Boise ID
WED APRIL 16 : Cheyenne WY
THU APRIL 17 : Ft Collins CO – SOLD OUT
FRI APRIL 18 :  Denver CO
SAT APRIL 19 : Crested Butte CO


Will is headed out west for a Living Room Tour in April. Each show is limited to 35-45 tickets. No stage, no sound system… It’s just Will and a guitar.

Tickets on sale now.

WED APRIL 2 : Albuquerque, NM – SOLD OUT
THU APRIL 3 : Phoenix, AZ
FRI APRIL 4 : Las Vegas NV
SAT APRIL 5 : Los Angeles CA (Altadena)
SUN APRIL 6 :  San Francisco - SOLD OUT
MON APRIL 7 : Petaluma CA
TUE APRIL 8 : Sacramento CA
FRI APRIL 11 : Eugene OR
SAT APRIL 12 : Portland OR - SOLD OUT
SUN APRIL 13 : Seattle WA - SOLD OUT
MON APRIL 14 : Boise ID
WED APRIL 16 : Cheyenne WY
THU APRIL 17 : Ft Collins CO - SOLD OUT
FRI APRIL 18 :  Denver CO
SAT APRIL 19 : Crested Butte CO


Hi friends,
This is Bob, Will’s manager. I’m sorry to report that we have to cancel Will’s upcoming living room shows in Athens, Huntsville, North Little Rock and Ft. Worth due to a family emergency. He’s on his way home now. It’s not a decision we take lightly. I believe this is the first time Will has cancelled shows. We’re working on contacting every ticket holder directly by email and phone and will be sending refunds in the next few hours. Sorry for any hassles. We’ll try to reschedule the shows as soon as possible. Thanks for your understanding.