Will Johnson – “Cornelius”


Another one that’s slipped between the cracks this year, the latest album from Will Johnson (Centro-Matic, South San Gabriel) is a weathered and worn take on country, folk, and Americana that shows the long-running songwriter in top form. Johnson’s been a part of the American songbook for years, playing alongside Jason Molina and Jay Farrar finding those moments of truth that lie between the dust of genres. Wire Mountain should find purchase with those who’ve been digging deep on that latest Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy LP and want another album to help heal the cracks and creases of age and shoulder the weight of heartache through the night. The video features Will in the studio alongside Britton Beisnherz (who also recorded the album at his studio Ramble Creek outside Austin), Jon Dee Graham, Thor Harris (of Shearwater and Swans), and Lindsey Verrill (of Little Mazarn) who all contributed to “Cornelius.” There’s an intimate vibe to the clip, a humble beginning to a heavy song. Johnson’s about to embark on a West Coast tour alongside the likes of Bob Mould and John Moreland. Definitely worth seeking this out in the live setting.

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Tour Dates
12.07 Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe

with Bob Mould:

01.17 Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts
01.18 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
01.21 Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
01.22 Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Norfolk
01.24 Fairfield, CT @ The Warehouse
01.25 South Orange, NJ @ SOPAC
01.26 Bethlehem, PA @ ArtsQuest
01.28 Wilmington, DE @ The Queen
01.31 Port Washington, NY @ Landmark on Main
02.01 Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall

with John Moreland:

04.30 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
05.01 Houston, TX @ Heights Theater
05.02 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
05.05 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
05.07 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
05.08 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
05.10 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05.12 Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
05.13 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
05.15 Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
05.16 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
05.17 Colorado Springs, CO @ Lulu’s Downstairs

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