Will Johnson’s first solo record in 8 years “Scorpion” will be released on September 11.
Johnson is hitting the road this fall with his friend and collaborator, Anders Parker. They’ll be performing together on stage, backing each other on songs from their extensive catalogs and recent Woody Guthrie project, New Multitudes.
For “Scorpion”, Johnson has decided to cut out the middleman and self-release the album direct to fans via Undertow Music Collective/Thirty Tigers. Scorpion was recorded in the wooded outskirts of Denton, Texas, at the studio of longtime bandmate, producer and engineer Matt Pence. Also lending their skills to Scorpion are multi-instrumentalists Scott Danbom (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Sarah Jaffe), Howard Draper (Tre Orsi, Shearwater, Okkervil River) and Magnolia Electric Company’s Mikey Kapinus.