Throughout the 1980's and early '90's Phil & Gaye were members of the North Carolina Touring Roster.Phil and Gaye Johnson acoustic americana folk music

It was during this time that they released their double CD Phil and Gaye Johnson - Live "Mountain Flower / "The Lost Broadcast (ASTER 2001/2002)

It was soon followed by a special project release Folk Songs from Carl Sandburg's The American Songbag - Vol. 1 (ASTER 2003)

Phil and Gaye Johnson acoustic americana folk musicIn 1990, Phil embarked on a solo career as a storyteller, folk poet and multi - instrumentalist with his production of Up in the Mountains, Its Lonesome All the Time, a unique folk music/theater experience which celebrates traditional Appalachian music, dance, literature, poetry and its multi-cultural origin.

Phil's storytelling efforts lead him to create a style he calls SongTelling which can be heard on his 1995 release SongTelling in the Blue Ridge - "Beyond the Blue Mountain" (ASTER 3001)

In 1993 Phil was selected for membership on the N.C. State Arts Council Touring Roster as a solo performer . His travels have taken him to: schools, universities, children's theater festivals, senior centers, business meetings and conferences. He has, also, conducted school residencies, and teacher workshops in folk music, songwriting and group guitar instruction.

Phil has published a beginning guitar instruction manual for teachers.Phil Johnson Slide Dobro Guitar Published by Euphoria Falls Publishing Co., Teaching the Folk Guitar; a Step by Step Method for Group Instruction is the most comprehensive group instruction method available.

Known as a slide guitar inovator, Phil has released a slide guitar instructional video on DVD. Slide Guitar as a Second Language is availble through ASTER Productions.


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