Date: December 29, 2003 at 22:08:45 (CST) Name: Tim & Nancy Vogel City & State: Anacortes, Washington Source: Google Comments: Hello Michael,
We often think about you, listen to your music constantly, and think about those crazy times at Greeley when we were young and, well, crazy. I heard from an old classmate that Donny Sloan died of complications from Aides. I don't know if you remember him. We lost contact with all of the old Greeley bunch so it came as kind of a shock to hear about Donny. Anyway, we would love to talk to you sometime soon. It doesn't look like your schedule includes any concerts here in the Northwest, but we keep hoping.
Tim and Nancy Vogel
Date: December 21, 2003 at 20:38:58 (CST) Name: JoAnn Huss City & State: New Ulm, MN Source: off your business card! Comments: Hi, Michael,
I typed you a message on your message board today also. Just not sure which one you'll get first! Wondered if you'd tell me how to find the lyrics to the song about, "it kills us to compromise" Thanks alot! We all enjoyed your Gustavus concert so very much, as always; thanks for coming! Best Wishes to you and yours and the merriest Christmas to you! Smiles, JoAnn Huss
Date: December 16, 2003 at 13:14:47 (CST) Name: Kenny Carter City & State: Nashville Tennessee Source: Ask Jeeves . com Comments: Please help me find a copy of This Time Of Year.
Date: December 12, 2003 at 23:41:24 (CST) Name: Roxanne Pense City & State: Portland, Oregon Source: originally: search engine Comments: It is wonderful to finally have your early albums on CD!!! Just got it in the mail today and couldn't wait to listen. I was introduced to your music back in 1977 and saw my first concert at Bemidji State. I also saw you many times on Dec.26. It has been almost 20 years since I've seen you in concert and I do miss them. Do you ever even come to this part of the country to perform? Enjoy the website.
Date: December 03, 2003 at 14:34:13 (CST) Name: Kelly Kempf-Mobley City & State: Colorado Springs, CO Source: Grew up in Minneapolis - searched for it one day Comments: Just received calendar update about your trip to the Black Rose Acoustic Society. Since I'm a member, and it's about 5 minutes from my house, and also since I used to listen to you play in small venues around Minneapolis, can't wait til January.
Date: November 26, 2003 at 18:49:59 (CST) Name: christopher ives regacho City & State: phillipines Source: one of your fans Comments: hi mr. blue i just want to congratiolate you in your success.
Date: November 24, 2003 at 14:57:58 (CST) Name: Debra Jetland City & State: Grand Rapids, MN Source: I have seen him in Concert several times Comments: Hi,
I am not sure if Michael personally reads these, but I thought I would take the chance anyways. For many years I have been a great fan of Michael's lyrics and how I enjoy seeing him in concert!!! Living in northern MN, I have traveled to Mpls and also to Bemidji to see him.
For the past four years I have been living with a chronic illness called MS. And my illness has been really hard on my body and there are lots of times I am either home bound or in the hospital. And when I have days that I am so sick I listen to Michael's music and it just makes me feel so much better!!!! I would love to be able to see him again in concert to thank him personally for sharing his talents with all of us.
Thank you Michael for your energy, your love of music and the gift of sharing it!!!
Blessings sent to you, Debra
Date: November 15, 2003 at 21:36:12 (CST) Name: Steve Dunnavant City & State: Pulaski, Tennessee Source: I looked for it / Found it. Comments: Wife and I listened last night at Martin College. Will look for you again. Hang in and may you have a good rest-o-the-year if at all possible. Hey, who do I need to contact to arrange a back porch presentation (could win readers digest ya' know...)? Play only what you want to play....let us know what you like for dinner....bring your friends.....pick your evening....got a covered deck if it's raining.... Anyways, we enjoyed last night muchly! Steve & Claire
Date: November 12, 2003 at 02:19:07 (CST) Name: Dennis Yanos City & State: Honolulu, HI Comments: When or when will you be returning to Hawaii to perform a full concert?
Also, when can we expect your next album?
Date: October 28, 2003 at 15:31:57 (CST) Name: robert cosar City & State: kelowna, b.c.canada Source: looking for billboard chart information Comments: greetings from winfield, b.c canada,
please pass this to michael,
i played your music on the radio for many years. now i write a
column in our local paper. i am doing a bit on moon songs.
what's with all the moon songs. what is it about the moon that
inspires writers. any thoughts.
robert cosar firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: October 23, 2003 at 07:47:24 (CDT) Name: ademir City & State: chapeco santa catarina brazil Source: através da internet Comments: well,i am from brazillian,i like,adoro as músicas
bluer than blue and this night wont last forever and you're not easy...my age 33,gosto muito das músicas dos anos 70 e 80.
comprei inclusive o disco do michael johnson que tema música
this night wont last forever,numa loja de discos usados.
mandem me respostas em portugues,idiom portuguese.
Date: October 21, 2003 at 18:38:57 (CDT) Name: Teresa armstrong City & State: Mascot, Tn. Source: Heard about it from Michael and from a CD Comments: thanks again for coming to camp bluebird
Date: October 13, 2003 at 00:39:19 (CDT) Name: Kathy Zahora City & State: Rockford, IL Source: Janet mentioned the concert. I just followed the breadcrumbs. Comments: That 'velvet glove' song was the best. When will it be on a CD? Really, where have you been all my life?...You're a well-kept secret. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Date: October 10, 2003 at 21:28:43 (CDT) Name: Teresa Armstrong City & State: mascot Tn Source: from Michael Johnson Comments: i thank Mr. Johnson for coming to Camo Bluebird and singing for us. This camp is for adults with cancer
Date: October 10, 2003 at 15:20:24 (CDT) Name: Phillip Stancil City & State: Cleveland Tn. 37311 Source: Met the man at camp and bought his cd Comments: First I am not usually taken by pickers and grinners, (one myself) but he wowed me with his music,
but he first wowed me by his participation in our camp. We hold a camp for adult cancer survivors
in may and october. Michael came on Tuesday and performed wednesday night. In my 13 years
at camp he was the best entertainer we've had. I hope someday he will return and be one of our
family of carers. Thanx Man
Date: September 25, 2003 at 14:19:32 (CDT) Name: Bill "ORANGE" Lyons City & State: Nashville, TN Source: search engine Comments: Michael,
It is always a musical pleasure to hear you. It was wonderful having the other musicians to play with and for you to play. I was totally serious about the Christmas CD. I really think an a cappella tune is the way to close it and I would love to assist you on that in any way that I can. It would be an honor for me to work on such a beloved project with an artist that I admire, respect and just downright enjoy. If you ever get a request for a vocal arrangement of any of your tunes, let me know. I look forward to hearing and seeing you soon.
Bill "ORANGE" Lyons
Date: September 24, 2003 at 01:17:08 (CDT) Name: Bill "ORANGE" Lyons City & State: Nashville, TN Source: search engine Comments: Michael,
I hope to see you at the Bluebird on 9/24. I'll try to remember to bring a copy of the Fingerstyle Guitar magazine CD... The Early Years is EXCELLENT! (Thanks for the special treat)... Also, I need to correct an entry I made in your guestbook on 3/18/03 where I talked about a college sweetheart in 1980. That should have been 1982.
Bill "ORANGE" Lyons
Date: September 15, 2003 at 23:03:51 (CDT) Name: Karen Wines City & State: Springs Creek, NV Source: typed in Michael Johnson on msn Comments: I have a Wings cassette that I have almost worn out. Ponies is an absolute favorite. What other cassette or CD is similar in style? I had hoped to find another Wings just in case this one wears out. Thank You
Date: September 10, 2003 at 17:50:43 (CDT) Name: andy coulson City & State: Fish Creek, Wisconsin Source: google search Comments: Micahel, I would love to have you back to play the White Gull. It's been several years, and many of our regular concert goers are asking. Any chance you could swing by here when you are up in Minneapolis for that big concert. Remember, we do them all winter on Wednesday nights only, and February and early March are wide open. Thanks. Andy email@example.com
Date: August 28, 2003 at 22:31:45 (CDT) Name: molly Comments: hi guy, forgot,until recently, about this avenue to reach you. thought perhaps cindy might get back to me. do you still want chris fonseca's cd? it's been sitting here since i found it after your request months ago. before it gets buried once again - thought i'd find out. if so, where do you want it mailed? hope you are well.
Date: August 26, 2003 at 09:27:23 (CDT) Name: Cristina City & State: Madrid - Spain Comments: I'm looking for the lyrics of Doors. Can somebody tell me where can I find it?
Thanks a lot!!!!!
Date: August 25, 2003 at 14:21:23 (CDT) Name: Tom Cornell City & State: Mineapolis, MN Source: Long time fan...it was easy Comments: Hi,
I work for KARE 11 in Minneapolis. Last fall we ran a contest called "Minnesota Idol". (I won't bore you with the details but, yes...it's what you think.) Anyway, I was talking to the winner after her several months of fame and some broken promises had gone by; (Her 1st CD is out and did pretty well.) and she confided that she would really like to be a writer. I was wondering if you have any advice for her. I would be happy to put you in contact if you're interested in yet another person hanging on your time. Thanks for the music and glad you're feeling better.
Date: August 22, 2003 at 22:24:19 (CDT) Name: Deb Erickson City & State: Cedar Falls, Iowa Source: typed in Michael Johnson Comments: Michael you have been one of my favorites since the album "Diolgue".
I was then in my twenties living in Minneapolis. Now I am divorced and living in IA and I have redicovered your music. I am hoping to see you in concert soon. I see some dates in MN, my home state. I hope to see you in Minneapolis or St. Peter. A forever fan.
Date: August 19, 2003 at 17:18:33
Name: Sean O'Shea City & State: Nashville, TN & Woodstock, CT Source: Bought latest CD! :-) Comments: At 17 years old, I would lie in bed at night with headphones listening to my Michael Johnson tapes. He greatly inspired me to further my own singing and songwriting. I'm now in Nashville and Mr. Johnson is a part of the inspiration from my early years that made me make this leap of Faith. Of course, schmoozing at the Bluebird Cafe is obligatory and while there I learned of his upcoming appearance. I bought "live at the Bluebird" last night and listened when I got home. The rich voice and tasteful guitar styles brought tears to my eyes-- as though I heard the voice of a dear old friend. I'm sure this might sound somewhat melodramatic, but I owe Michael Johnson much thanks and hope to tell him so on September 6th. For years, I sang "Doors" in horrible little clubs, but often was able to captivate the attention of drunken fools long enough for them to ask "what was THAT?!?" "Michael Johnson" I replied proudly. Thanks, folks for this opportunity to share this. www.singspiritstudios.com
Date: August 15, 2003 at 21:02:33
Name: Ann Berg Comments: Mr. Johnson, My husband and I have been fans for many years. Your past Christmas concerts in Minneapolis were an annual event for us. We saw you at the state fair in the rain several years ago. I hope you are well. You have shared some very personal things while on stage and I wish you the best. Your music is a gift. Should you ever be in the Louisville area, where we now are, please look up a friend, or two. Take care of yourself, Ann Berg Should you follow up, contact us by e mail for a phone number and address. Thanks.
Date: August 14, 2003 at 17:00:14
Name: Catherine Williams City & State: toms river nj Source: back of a cd Comments: To anyone that may read this message,
about 13 years ago in 1990 I heard the song "life's a bitch" I managed to get it on tape at that time but since then the tape had been lost in a shuffle throgh many moves. This song is very important to me because my sister and I could relate to it entirely and to this day we still reminess about it. I have been trying to locate it once again on cd but can't seem to get ahold if it. I know it is only avaliable on two albums - the "lif's a bitch" import and or "the best of micheal johnson album" and of the two I can't find eigther of them!!!!! Anyone that may know where I must serch to find eigther of these cd's it would be greatly appreciated.... if you could e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org it would be great..thank you
Date: August 10, 2003 at 14:53:37
Name: maxi City & State: england Source: surfed Comments: I cannot tell you how pleased i am that i found this site. I was first aware of Michael about 1979 when my sister [who has now passed] introduced me to his vynl album. was blown away. I had never hear of Michael and was shocked about this.
I decided to surf to see if Michael's talent was still around. I felt so emotional when i found the songs samples on amazon that i first remember listening to. Bluer than Blue...sailing without a sail. Wow. I am so emotional today. only hope i can purchae the albums on amazon.co.uk. Thankyou Michael. You are an undiscovered treasure here in england and it's an out reage. many thanks maxi
Date: August 08, 2003 at 00:35:28
Name: Kevin Kosiak City & State: Vergas, Minnesota Source: Web Search Comments:
Have been a big fan for almost 20 years when a friend of mine loaned me a recording of "for all you Mad Musicians". Man was I blown away. I am a fingerstyle guitar player and Michael's guitar work has always inspired me, (I learned Cain's Blood and Walk me around your Garden off the record). I saw Michael live in Orchestra Hall once and at Gustavus once. Am glad to see you coming to MPls in Febuary. It's time to see Micheal live again. Wish you would publish some of your guitar licks in tab.
Date: August 05, 2003 at 23:25:36
Name: Dan Connolly City & State: Skokie, IL Source: google Comments: Hello Michael, my name is Dan Connolly. Al Day from Chicago is a friend of mine and he was nice enough to offer to give you a cd copy of one of my songs "In My Dreams."
I don't think I wrote down on the disk any contact information, and I was just wondering if you ever had the chance to listen to the song and what you thought of it?
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Date: August 01, 2003 at 14:47:21
Name: Mark Gaudet City & State: Peabody, MA Source: Searching for Solo Performer on Webcrawler, lucky, eh? Comments: Michael,
I just wanted to thank you for your gift of both music and the written word. I have been a fan since I was a teenager and my older brother bought "There is a breeze" LP. We absolutely wore that album out. You were totally inspired during that recording. I don't think it was a super hit or anything, but it was a major hit in my life. I am a singer/songwriter/hack who plays at open mics around Boston, MA. I just want to thank you for being one of my favorite singer/songwriters of all time. I have only 4 that I totally respect, JT, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce and you!
I was so happy when I was able to get a CD (imported from Japan) a few years ago of "there is a breeze". Rooty toot toot for the moon was always my favorite. I felt like a teenager again when I listened once again just a few years ago.
I wish you well,
Date: July 31, 2003 at 22:48:29
Name: Juliana Nakazone City & State: Sorocaba - Brazil Comments: Hi Michael!!!
My name is Juliana Nakazone.
I'm from Brazil...
I like your music!!!!
Date: July 25, 2003 at 23:04:12
Name: Loren Wigdahl City & State: Isanti,MN Comments: Michael,
I first saw you at Normandale College in Bloominton MN in I beleave 1974? I was a fan through the 70's then drifted away. Its great to see your still going strong! Going to make your Christmas show this year.
Date: July 20, 2003 at 18:53:21
Name: Sonny Azurin City & State: Scarborough, Toronto Source: search Comments: Hi Michael,
I am Sonny Azurin and I was your bassist at your Feb. 1999 "Reminiscing" concert in Manila, Philippines. The reason I am writing you is I am humbly requesting for a certificate/letter from you certifying that I played for you. It can be handwritten or typed, whatever is convenient for you.
It is for my professional folio and it will be posted in my website along with the other artists. I have the letters of Christopher Cross, David Pomeranz and Lea Salonga already posted and am awaiting for those of Patti Austin, Michel Legrand, Angela Bofill, Kenny Rankin, Rex Smith, El Debarge, Phil Perry and Pauline Wilson. I have since migrated to Canada and am now a permanent resident here.
I will forever treasure my experience playing for you and I wish I could do it again. Thank you and God Bless you!
Date: July 20, 2003 at 16:08:41
Name: Nick Archer City & State: Nashville TN Source: google Comments: All fans of Michael and Adult Rock, check out Nashville's classic radio station SM95 recreated at live365.com. Over 500 songs and counting, from all West Coast artists and Nashville singer-songwriters from the mid 70s to the mid 80s. Many rare and hard to find singles are in rotation. Listen at www.live365.com/stations/nikarcher
Date: July 17, 2003 at 06:52:44
Name: John Kingslight City & State: Portage, MI Source: folkmusic.dotorg Comments: Hi Michael, I'm a luthier, building custom acoustic guitars here in my one-man shop in Portage, Michigan. I'd really like to get my guitars into the hands of guitarists / songwriters / performers like yourself who will appreciate them, play them and really enjoy having a fine hand-made quality instrument.
Please check out my website www.kingslightguitars.com and if you have a few minutes to let me know what you think of what you see, I would very much appreciate it. If you are ever in the Kalamazoo / Portage area please let me know. I'd love to see you perform and have you try out some of my guitars.
Thanks for checking out Kingslight Guitars,
Date: July 10, 2003 at 19:59:03
Name: prescilla francisco City & State: queens new york city Source: im the #1 fans of michael johnson Comments:7/10/03
to michael johnson hi my name is prescilla i really love youre songs everything. you are so good singer hope i see you one day i hope you get this message from me. i really wanna see you hope you call me my number is 1212 562-4636
Date: July 10, 2003 at 08:59:04
Name: Rick Boyd City & State: Mason City, IA Source: Yahoo - been a MJ fan since the 70s Comments: Michael,
I got into radio back in the late 70s and you quickly became my favorite artist. Among the Chicago, Doobies, Carole King and Fleetwood Mac songs I would play "I Know This Night Won't Last Forever", "Love and Sex" or "Mr. Arthur's Place". In fact, I met Thom Bishop at the station where I was working (Champaign, IL) and told him I liked your version of his song best. I don't recall the response. Anyway, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your music. I played your albums over and over...Dialogue was probably my favorite of the vinyl era, though You Can Call Me Blue was good, too. I got out of radio in the mid-80s, but was born again in 91, and was in a Christian Bookstore about 93 or so and heard this oh-so-familiar voice. Sure enough, it was yours on the Precious Child CD. I'm very curious, do you know the Lord? I was called to Christian Radio back in 97, called to a unique ministry in Blue Earth, Minnesota, and found out you are from MN and are in the Hall of Fame in New Ulm (in the listening area of KJLY). Anyway, my boss and I, who is also a MJ fan, were planning to see you in Owatonna a few years ago when the weather turned bad (it was December), we turned around and went home. Just wanted to tell you that I appreciate you. You have been a pretty big part of my life...at a distance, but in my heart.
Date: July 07, 2003 at 18:26:31
Name: Bill Phillip City & State: Rockford, IL Source: Google Comments: Michael, Just a voice from your distant past - You probably don't remember me by name, but I was one of the origional Charlottes Web gang. I doubt that any of us realized just what we had going for us in the old days but my exposure to yourself and the likes of Fred and Ed Holstien, John Prine, Leo Kotkee, Tom Dundee, Mark Henley, Dick Pinney, Dave "Snaker" Ray, Greg Brown, Saddle Creek, and the list goes on and on but very importantly, at least in my opinion, and truely at your expense, Steve Goodman, had a tremendous effect on my life. By the way, I was at Karen and Bill's when you took the spill on the motorcycle, broke your collarbone and asked Steve Goodman to fill in for your sold out show that night. It was my job to meet Steve at the front door of the Web, get he and his guitar out of the car and into the building and then park the car (a light blue Pinto I think!)
Anyhow, thanks for the memories - looking forward to seeing you again. I caught your show at "On the Waterfront" a few years ago but couldn't get backstage to say "Hello"
P.S. I noticed a message dated June 28th 1999 in your guestbook from a Terry Auger. If this is the Terry Auger of "Saddle Creek" fame (with Jerry Morris), I would love to know how to reach him. I have not spoken with Terry in decades and considering the Terry Auger in your guestbook is from the Mn. neighborhood, I have a hunch that it just might be him. Can you help me out?
Date: July 07, 2003 at 14:58:29
Name: Chris City & State: Rock Springs, WY Source: From Michael himself when he played Rock Springs Comments: Hi Michael...I check your page every now and then, in hopes you might be coming across WY sometime again so that a Rock Springs gig might be possible. I hosted you here in concert several years ago: poor turn-out, but a great gig, and then you were off to Jackson. Give me a call or drop me an e-mail if and when you'd like to play here again. I got turned onto your music in the '70s and I think you are one of the best solo performers ever. Good luck down the road, peace, CHRIS
Date: July 01, 2003 at 23:22:02
Name: Dr. David M. Ward City & State: Montgomery, AL Source: Michael gave it to me while I was in Alaska Comments: Michael once again your songs touch my heart. Just keep singing the great songs. I wish I could come to Nashville in October of 2003 to hear you sing at Opryland at the private party. Ever since I met you in Juneau Alaska I have told people that you are so down to earth and a true Star in the music world. Thank you for bringing so many great memories. email@example.com
Date: June 29, 2003 at 23:59:02
Name: Patti Petow and Roni Stonecipher City & State: Clearwater, FL Comments: Hi Michael,
Passing through and wanted to wish you well. Contact us for FL gigs. The Octagon Arts Center is back up and kicking and we should explore giving it another whirl. Girlygig Productions is looking for YOU. Contact us via email.
Patti and Roni
Date: June 20, 2003 at 07:58:17
Name: cyril City & State: lagos Source: seach engine Comments: i love the good work keep it up
Date: June 13, 2003 at 13:05:57
Name: Damian Walker City & State: Jackson,Wy Source: My interest Comments: M.J., thank you for all the great music over the years. I have all of your albums and they give me as much pleasure now as when I first heard "Bluer Than Blue" for the first time in the late 70'S. Keep being the great musician you are. God's Speed.
Date: June 02, 2003 at 20:34:55
Name: jeff kuhn City & State: evansville, indiana Comments: HELLO!!!
I am a huge fan. My wife and I have seen you several times at he Bluebird in Nashville. I am also a big fan of England Dan.
Is there ANY WAY I can get tickets to the show on October 5th?
My wife and I would love to see you both.
PLEASE let me know. I'd love to surprise my wife with a road trip and a GREAT concert.
Date: May 30, 2003 at 15:21:51
Name: Cliff Lawson City & State: Las Vegas, Nevada Source: Then & Now CD Comments: MJ..Shortly after the release of "Departure", I phoned and was fortunate enough to speak with you personally. I'm sure you don't remember, but you were kind enough to record all of your LP's on cassette tapes and forward them to me in Las Vegas. At the time I asked if there were any plans for future performances out West. It's been more than a few years and I had hoped to be included on your mailing list.I was happy to stumble on your website. Is there a reason that most of your performances have been limited to the east and mid-west? I hear your stuff on radio quite a bit and I'm surprised that with all the venues in this market I haven't seen your name. I've seen you in Florida and Minnesota and hope to have the opportunity to see you again. You're an enormous talent and I wish you continued success in the future. Hope to hear from soon.
Date: May 27, 2003 at 00:48:11
Name: Len Tower City & State: Westminster, California Source: Random Web Search Comments: I have been hoping, for a long time, that Michael would appear in Southern California, in concert. Is anything happening close to Orange County? Thanks for the wonderful music and, hopefully, a positive reply. Len
Date: May 13, 2003 at 18:22:02
Name: Christine Bowman City & State: MARCY ny Source: from my home page Comments: Well I am sure Michael is probably not gonna read this but if he does I just want to say I love your music,my father and I love to listne to music and visit with a cold beer okay maybe a couple, but he caught on to you about 10 years ago then I did when he played give me wings to me. Well I am getting married 9-6-03 and that is our father daughter dance. he played in bands as well through his life so he also sings them to us and plays his guitar. I am 27 years I have a great respect for music probably cause of my dad, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful times and parties you have brought my whole family. Also my parents are dancing to the moon is still over her shoulders. I would also like to fit in at the wedding, one honest tear, it must be you, and half the moon.Well I don't know if you can help me but I am trying to get or order your greatest hits bluer than blue from 1999, and I am having a hard time maybe you can send me some helpful info. Also is there a chance my father, mother, me and my soon to be husband will get a chance to see you I hope you will be close to home soon. thank you Christine Bowman.
Date: May 12, 2003 at 19:42:33
Name: Sarah Johnson City & State: Edina, MN 55410 Source: mom Comments: Just surfn and stopped by. It was fun to hear some of the MPG's of tunes. Some of these I grew up with, esp "Rooty Toot Toot for the Moon." We used to sing it all the time. Good memories.
Sarah and Skyler Johnson
(Ann Johnson's daughter of Edina,MN. An old friend of MJ's)
Date: May 12, 2003 at 13:42:35
Name: Robin Sengupta City & State: Tulsa OK / Kolkata Bengal - India. Source: browsing lr baggs Preamp & took a wrong turn . . . Comments: Really enjoyed Michael's articles. Being at work - I had to work hard at not laughing at a few of the lines [including the one about the bus driver who swerved whenever someone was in the john] . . .
I'm a songwriter, guitarist, singer from India. Have had a rather different experience than Michael - having done concerts, dances, wine-bars, college gigs . . . in India & England.
For the last 3 years - Music Minister at 'Fishermen's House' in Tulsa, OK. It's an incredible gig even though there's no money in it. Captive, participating 'audience' every Wednesday & Sunday. No smoke, no drunks, no flying beer mugs, no travelling [well - I kind of miss the travelling - but only because I'm not a musical nomad anymore], I get to sing my songs as soon as they are written, have an incredible drummer & very innovative keyboard player/percussionist/graphics animator, pretty good sound system . . .
God is good.
I identify with one of your comments about your guitaring and your singing, though it seems like you have a stronger claim to 'made it' status than I have - though, by your definition, that's debatable!
All the best,
Songwriter, guitarist, singer; High-School-English-teacher-turned-fair-to-middlin' computer programmer[now that DOES pay!! :)].
Date: May 02, 2003 at 00:06:55
Name: Karen L. Current City & State: Hampton, NH-----Presently in Singapore Source: google search Comments: Hi Michael,
You made a dream come true when I saw you & got to speak with you, at the "Stone Church" in Newmarket, NH last year. What an incredible evening as I introduced my husband to your amazing music. He was blown away too!! I also got to see an old aquaintence of mine, & friend of yours, who entertained at my place, the "Puddle Dock Pub" in Portsmouth, NH years ago---Harvey Reid--- My husband & I are is Singapore for 3 mos.----while putting my photos on my iMac & iPhoto to my grat surprise my music choice was "Minuet in G" by Harvey Reid.......WOW...I love fate!! My best to you, Karen
Date: May 01, 2003 at 13:52:06
Name: Rick City & State: Syracuse, NY (NCAA Champs!) Source: went surfing Comments: Great site for MJ fans. It's plain to see the webmaster works hard on this one.
Date: April 05, 2003 at 12:17:14
Name: David Wang City & State: Rochester, MN Source: I searched for it Comments: Dear Michael,
My name is David and I just wanted to tell you how much your music has meant to me. Some of my favorite memories as a little kid are driving home from a day in The Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) late at night, falling asleep in the back seat of the car listening to "That's That" and "Wings". I went to the last two Christmas concerts you did and I saw you at the State Fair last year and I am wondering why you are not doing any concerts this year in my area. I am fifteen years old and I know one other person my age who likes your music as much as I do. She has never seen one of your live shows, and even though I let her borrow "Live at the Bluebird Cafe" I think seeing you on stage and being able to shake your hand after the show is something she should be able to experience. Thanks for the memories and the best music I have ever heard.
Sincerely, David Wang
Date: March 27, 2003 at 18:45:19
Name: Gene and Kate Mogen City & State: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Source: search for Michael Comments: Clients and CPA GPM alike have enjoyed Michael's CDs. Gene resists
Date: March 22, 2003 at 13:23:44
Name: Sharon City & State: Nashville, TN Source: Just surfing the net. Comments: Sending love and best wishes your way! God bless you! -----
Date: March 18, 2003 at 20:23:38
Name: Bill "ORANGE" Lyons City & State: Nashville, TN Source: Google search engine Comments: Dear Michael and/or Cindy,
I am truly looking forward to Sunday's concert. As a musician myself, music touches me that much deeper. Bare with me a moment as I share how important Michael's music has been in my life.
I first came upon "There Is A Breeze" in 1973 at the record store I worked. My girlfriend at that time had just (within the last 18 hours) left me for her "old" boyfriend. "There Is A Breeze" helped me get through that. A couple of years later I became very upset at my half-brother. He was in Omaha and found "Ain't Dis..." and "For All You..." and even though he didn't know who Michael Johnson was and at that time was my favorite artist, he kept the albums instead of giving them to me for my birthday present. (He'd paid $.99 for each). In 1980 I played "You Can Call Me Blue" for a fabulous weekend with my college sweetheart. Unfortunately on the way back to college from that weekend in Maine she decided she just wanted to be friends. "Empty Hearts" and "Don't Ask Why" became my anthems..."Give Me Wings" got me through a rough relationship in the early 90s...In the mid 90s "Company Man" and "Departure" (my fav of all time) were just beautiful creations of music that just make you feel good (even when the thematic material may not be happy).
I turn 50 next Wednesday. I can't sing anymore (some problem that the doctors were never able to rectify). I just moved here from CA with my wife of almost two years and turning 50 has been tougher than I thought. So I am really looking forward to hearing my favorite musician perform (and to buy the first "MJ Early Years" cd so I can tell my brother that I HAVE IT and I got it for my birthday!).
Thank you, Michael for your music, your poems, your spirit and the love you share through your music. You have been truly blessed and I am truly blessed to have been a recipient of your musical blessings. Thanks for being there musically. I hope to see you and get you to sign my "MJ Early Years" CD.
Your Biggest ORANGE fan,
Bill "ORANGE" Lyons
Date: March 12, 2003 at 19:09:05
Name: Joan City & State: Saint Louis Park, MN Source: My sister got it at Hopkins, MN Dec. 26th Concert Comments: Yippee, skippee!! I'm singing again! Unfortunatly, I missed the Dec. 26, 2003 concert, but thank God my sisters and mom attended and heard about this website ("Ann" was the one who remembered seeing Michael frequently many years ago, playing frisbee with friends and a dog, while she was walking home along Hidden Valley Road in Minnetonka).
I had a few of Michael's albums in the 70's, and I used to play the heck out of them. Then one night in 1979, in an apparently not-so-rare moment of temporary insanity, I panicked and sent them home with my boyfriend--along with pretty much all of my favorite albums, for "safekeeping"...a new roommate had moved in, bringing with her a wicked, evil, dastardly, very scary stereo with a needle about as effective as a large crochet hook...which would have done considerably less damage to my vinyls, no doubt! I kept a few less important albums around, so as not to raise too much suspicion--phew! I was feelin' pretty smug and thinkin', "Ain't dis da life deluxe!"
Honestly, I thought I could trust him, but it turned out that half of his blood was Cain's blood -- a couple of weeks later he was singing "give me Wings", while my tune back to him was "there is a train every day, leaving either way." I fully expected him to do the honorable thing and return my precious possessions--NO SUCH LUCK--the CAD!
I never, ever expected that my polite, civilized requests for the return of my very own property would erode after 1-2 years into bouts of downright begging--all seeming to fall on deaf ears, just "chasing daisies...." Who knew that 20+ years later I'd still be "bluer than blue", thinking "life's a bitch (and then you die"), very much missing my music, but now, not being able to find it!
As the "waters of my soul were getting drier", Michael Johnson returned to the Twin Cities for another post-Christmas evening. Once my sisters had relayed to me their rave reviews and mentioned the website, I found it and rejoyced at it's order page. In a very short time, most of the 20+years melted away when my sister called to tell me "O B Glad, today is the one day...you've been waiting to...sing it one more time again!" My CD's had arrived! Michael, "you(-r music) still makes my heart turn over"--and it's even digital! Scratches won't be such a hazard, but I won't make the same mistake twice!!!
Now, if I could just find The Michael Johnson Album, I would once again experience "how lovely the good life can be!" Thanks for many lovely hours spent in live or recorded listening enjoyment--here's to many more--and I hope to catch you next Dec. 26th.
Date: March 08, 2003 at 15:25:14
Name: Larry Yarrow City & State: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Source: Family member Comments: It was fantastic seeing and hearing you again at Nitwits Comedy Club.
I still love your nitty gritty wit and soothing calmness both on and offstage. I mailed a cassette of my original songs compiled over the years since I first met you in Spearfish, SD in 1975. Hope you enjoy what I have to offer. There's more, if you'd like. Feel free to share with your friends and colleagues. Congratulations on your continued perseverence and love for your art/craft. Stay in touch when you can.
Play on! Sincerely, Larry Yarrow
Date: March 03, 2003 at 19:16:40
Name: Dean Babbitt City & State: Colfax Wi 54730 Source: searched michael johnson Comments: My brothers and me have been following your career for about 30 years. My brother Don saw you in concert in Denver around 1973 or 74. Since then we have tried to see you in concert whenever possible We saw you in Eau Claire Wis. We really love your older stuff and your live music. Thanks for playing great music for all these years. Dean Babbitt
Date: February 23, 2003 at 17:11:08
Name: Karen City & State: Lexington, KY Comments: Thanks for keeping the Paul Wellstone memorial/rose photo on your site!
Date: February 16, 2003 at 13:51:34
Name: Kitten Louise City & State: Thornton, Colorado Source: Friend sent it to me Comments: I have been listening to Michael Johnson's "Wings" since 1983 or so. My ex- husband gave me the cassette then told me that Michael Johnson had passed on, so I didn't look for any more of Michael's music after that, but fell in love with his wonderful style and abilities. Come to find out, my ex's lies didn't stop at "I was asleep in my truck all night, passed out from drinking too much", and that Michael has a plethory of other cds and talents. I'm glad I let a friend borrow my cassette, or I would have never found Michael Johnson again! Hope to see him in Denver, as soon as possible now.
Date: February 11, 2003 at 22:58:39
Name: Becky Fitzpatrick City & State: Juneau AK Source: google.com search Comments: I've been looking for this album (The Michael Johnson Album) on a cd, but no luck. I have the vinyl one and just about wore it out in the early 80's so it doesn't make a very good cd or cassette. I tried to find it on Music City, but only Bluer than Blue was there. I love ALL the songs, but they don't appear on any of the cd's advertised on this site. Has this ever been on a cd or do I have to just listen to my scratchy cassette (I no longer have a turn table)??? The 80's were great and I would love to hear these songs again. I appreciate your time and your music!
Date: February 04, 2003 at 14:45:36
Name: Sue City & State: Woodbury MN Source: friend gave it to me Comments: I have enjoyed the Dec 26 concerts for YEARS... Am I able to get a CD of The Michael Johnson Album or any CD with Two In Love on it???
Date: January 30, 2003 at 04:47:21
Name: Pat Cheek City & State: Soldotna, Alaska Source: Just browsing Comments: Michael,
We have listened and loved you for years. We did finally catch a concert in Cody,Wy several years ago and was truly amazed. Your sound never lets us down! I was browsing the net to find out which album contained "Rosalee" on it as our daughter is getting married and wants this played at her reception, her name is Rosa and although her middle name is not Lee, we would always sing this song to her and sub her middle name Lane instead. We live in Soldotna, AK now and not long ago you were in Kenai, but because of schedules we could not make it. Hope you come back. You have and will continue to entertain us for hours.
Pat & Jeff Cheek
Date: January 28, 2003 at 20:23:20
Name: Loretta House City & State: Paragould, Arkansas Comments: In 1973 I attended a coffee house, in Rockford, Illinois, called Charolette's Web. That is where I first seen Michael and heard him sing and play the guitar. I knew Bill and Karen Howard. I lived with a lady, named Gertrude Laraby, who was 72 at the time. She babysat for the Howards. That is how I found out about Michael Johnson. I was 18 then and have been a fan ever since. I just wanted to share this with someone. Thanks,
Date: January 26, 2003 at 11:14:12
Name: Ed Tully City & State: Suwanee, GA (that's a suburb of Atlanta!) Source: google Comments: I had the opportunity to meet and listen to Michael when he played at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL in late '76 or early '77. After the concert we interviewed Michael and then drove him back to his hotel in Birmingham late that night. I remember him as a very talented and friendly man with no pretentions whatsoever. He writes and performs beautifully. I still listen to his music on some of his older albums - it's among my favorite music. I tried to catch him on that "bluebird diner" cable show but could never seem to find the episode he was on. I would love to see him in concert again if he ever plays down this way. Thanks for the opportunity to send this message.
Date: January 24, 2003 at 16:13:47
Name: MANDY MCCRARY City & State: HERMITAGE,TN Source: JUST DECIDED TO SEE IF HE WAS FINALLY JUSTIFIED! Comments: YOUR TALENT IS AMAZING. MY FAVORITE SONG IN THE WORLD IS UNCONDITIONALLY. AND MY SECOND IS THAT'S THAT. I AM TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OLD AND LISTENED TO YOU ALONG SIDE MY MOTHER(ANOTHER ENAMORED FAN) GROWING UP. WE WOULD HARMONIZE WONDERFULLY ON THAT'S THAT. SUCH TALENT.
ALWAYS & FOREVER A FAN
Date: January 23, 2003 at 23:02:00
Name: jimmy zindars City & State: Mahomet, IL Source: searching for you music Comments: Ive been looking for one of your songs. Hangin' On, no luck so far
Date: January 19, 2003 at 09:08:00
Name: Dr. David Bartos City & State: Dover, OH 44622 Source: Typed in Michael's name Comments: I have followed your music for years--Please let me know if you are playing in Ohio this year and possibly New York City. Thanks
Date: January 13, 2003 at 23:43:11
Name: Marc Durso City & State: Hollywood, Florida Source: Websearch Comments: Michael:
Thank you so much for sharing your music, your wit and your generous spirit with us tonight at the Taurus in Coconut Grove. It was an honor to play for you and all the faithful regulars. You brought so much joy and insight and beautiful melody to our little Monday night gathering.
I do hope George can get you back to visit again in the future. And thanks for letting me use your ParaDI preamp, it made my Thompson in CGDGAD sound like a symphony.
My best to you and my thanks.
Date: January 12, 2003 at 19:36:16
Name: Tracy Davey City & State: Plattsburgh, NEW YORK Source: Fox title search gave me the name of artist Comments: I seen the video for "Wings" back in the early '80's.I fell in love with the song and could remember it word for word. I never could find it in the record stores and didn't know who sang it. I have never forgotten about that song and can still hear it in my head. I decided to search for it on lyrics.com, which led me to Fox title search, which gave me the artists name and here I am!!!! I can now go to Border books to see if they have it if not I can order it. Thank-You.
Date: January 05, 2003 at 01:53:41
Name: Rick Scheideman City & State: Denver, Colorado Comments: Hi Michael,
We met in Greeley, probably 1962, maybe a bit into 1963. I'm not sure how we met. I remember singing and playing together in your apartment near Glenmere Park and Greeley Central High School. Another recollection was going to Denver a couple of times to hear you perform at the Tangerine Room on Colorado Blvd.
I recall being struck by your playing, your ability to listen to a song on an LP and figure it out quickly. I recall being warmed by your performances in the way that Bob Grossman, who came to Greeley some time later, stirred me and many others along the way.
Recently, I recorded a CD and enlisted the help of a bass player friend from those Greeley days, Gary Auten. In the midst of working on the album he showed me a video of you with John Denver and another singer filmed in NYC, and Gary also had several of your albums that he let me borrow and it was memorable to hear the singing and playing I enjoyed years ago. This is the first time I've been to your web site. I appreciate the articles written for Singer-Songwriter, your experience and your humor ring true to me experience.
I live in Denver. I sing and play (still nylon strings, now of a flamenco flavor), including a year-long gig up in Evergreen that has enabled the chops. I have worked for several years as an actor and I do local touring with a one-man Mark Twain, Child's Christmas in Wales, Old Man and the Sea etc. As I catch a glimpse of your playing, performing and recording life through the albums and commentary, I too find it amazing that we can be smitten for life with "a good guitar and a whaling song". Though I've done some other things, still, a heart-ful song strikes me deeply. Happily, the past few years I've been able to return to singing and playing more fully and more often. It sounds to me that you've been able to fulfill several dreams, and more, you've come to let go of dreams that no longer have meaning. That sounds like wisdom to me.
My warm regards to you,
Date: January 03, 2003 at 22:16:09
Name: Leigh Erickson City & State: Rockford, Il 61008 Source: www.mjblue.com Comments: To Michael Johnson;
Your recording of Upon A Christmas Eve from The Stars Come Out for Christmas (Various Artists) Vol. 5, I must have a copy. How can you help me? At the same time maybe I could request There's A New Kid in Toown from A Country Christmas(Various Artists) and This Time of Year from Mistletoe and Memories(Various Artists). I'm starting early this year. I haven't been able to find Upon a Christmas Eve and I've been searching for approx. 3 years.
Thank You for considering my request!
A Fan Leigh E.
Date: January 02, 2003 at 15:19:13
Name: Bob Johannes City & State: wisconsin rapids wisconsin Source: cd label Comments: Michael, enjoyed listening to you at Clark place in stevens point. Thanks for signing my album, I enjoyed hearing your new music but I really wanted to hear just one old favorite like circle of fifth ! I could still hear those songs through your ew music anyway. I jusy enjoyed seeing you play. Thanks for the treat. I'll catch you next year in Wisconsin. Have a great 2003 !
Date: December 28, 2002 at 10:57:00
Name: Pam Reichert City & State: Lino Lakes, MN 55014 Source: at the recent Hopkins Mn concert , ded 26 2002 Comments: attended your recent concert in Hopkins on the 26th. We enjoyed it very much. First time I saw you perform was at Bemidji State Univ in 1976 or '77. I have 3 of your early albums, and need to aquire them on CD now. just lazy and haven't gotten around to it. Again, enjoyed your music very much, you still sound so good live.
Thanks , Happy New Year.
Date: December 26, 2002 at 16:06:18
Name: joe gelarden City & State: indianapolis indiana Source: a large speckled bird, but that's another story. Comments: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
PS-Susan and I just bought 3 acres in Boothbay. No, it is not on the short.
Date: December 18, 2002 at 13:13:36
Name: Dan the Tire Man City & State: Boonevlle, Arkansas 72927 Source: just stumbled across it like I do everything else... Comments: Nice site, Michael...Miss sitting around the campfire with you at Kerrville. I even miss hauling you to the motel in the middle of the night. The Festival has gone through some changes recently. Rod has retired and things have been shaken up a little as is only natural when change rears its head. However, the road is smoothing out and, I believe, for the better. Would love to see you this spring....or any other time for that matter. I will keep an eye on this site to see if Crow can plant you around here for a gig someday. If not...maybe I'll see you at the Ranch.
fingerpik aka: Dan the (used to be) Tire Man
Date: December 05, 2002 at 12:53:48
Name: Jane City & State: Sioux Falls, SD Source: Google Comments: Michael,
I am one of the many privileged people who had the opportunity to hear you sing last evening at Avera McKennan Holiday gathering. I have always admired your lyrics and singing...it was a very personal touch to have you at our evening of fun. Your song "Upon A Christmas Eve" was so beautiful...thank you for your talent and sharing it with so many people. P.S. I didn't win any Bingo games either!!
Date: November 28, 2002 at 18:09:39
Name: Valerie City & State: Muscatine, Iowa Source: I was listening to "Dialogue"...and sitting at the computer..so decided to see what was out there about him Comments: This is really an incredible site. I have been a fan of Michael's music for a really long time.(To be any more specific would age me a little too much!) One of my favorite albums (yes..VINYL!!)..is Dialogue. It is one of the few pieces of music I own on vinyl, cassette, AND cd. I find his music inspiring, and "The Very First Time" was always, and remains my favorite song. Dialogue is my favorite, because it's relaxing, but definitely "mood" music too. Thanks to Michael for years of truly beautiful music!
Date: November 22, 2002 at 11:42:15
Name: John Jamison City & State: Gahanna, Ohio Comments: I first saw Michael in the fall of 1971 at the College of St. Catherine, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the opening act for Peter, Paul, & Mary. As I entered the theatre, he was sitting in the middle of the audience section, with bare feet up on the back of the chair in front of him. As the time for the concert approached, he reappeared on the stage and took us all on a very personal musical journey. I have been listening to him ever since, and have turned on many people to his music. Glad to have found this web site....John
Date: November 19, 2002 at 18:25:25
Name: Mary Ellen Barlow City & State: Fort Edward, NY Source: Was looking to see if Michael had ever recorded a Bat McGrath tune! Comments: What an incredible site! I don't think I've ever seen so much information in one place. Being a songwriter myself, I was drawn to the lyrics and songwriter pages. Amazing! Thanks a bunch. Mary Ellen
Date: November 17, 2002 at 20:34:28
Name: Eivind Oland City & State: Sioux Falls, SD Source: Info given to me by Kirby Schulz Comments: Michael, I have enjoyed your music since the late 70's. I took my girlfriend to your concert at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN (1978?) and loved it - got married to her the next year and have been married for 24 years. I guess you could say we've been dating 31 of our 46 years.
Michael, I was thrilled to get reacquainted to some of your music when you performed at the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce event three years ago. That night my wife, Charisse, was introduced as the incoming Chamber president and John Glenn and Tom Daschle were also guests. Charisse is the CEO of a children's hospital in Sioux Falls - Sylvia Henkin has been a Board member for many years. Your performance at the Washington Pavillion and the "Ponies" video were awesome!!
Since that time I have played some of your CD's to the point of driving my kids nuts. We have a cabin in the pines of N. Minnesota and put in a lot of road time - if I'm alone I can play your "Departure" album and sing to it until I need a change. This fall it kept me going on a couple of round trips! Well, it must have had some influence on my middle child (17 year old son, Christian), as he plays acoustic guitar now and is crazy over Leo Kottke. He drove to Winona earlier this fall to see him and sit in the front row! He likes your music, however since it is "my" music he must certainly have his own distinct musical identity. I am an old trumpet player and share spots in a local community band in the summer alongside my other son who is only 12 (Gabriel).
Michael, last winter I was visiting with Kirby Schulz at their great open house and he mentioned your friendship. We enjoyed visiting about your music, and I mentioned that I was always intrigued about the meaning of the lyrics of one of my favorite songs - "Imogene". Sounds crazy, but I have enjoyed this song 100 times and yet not understood it...I thought about this many times while travelling recently and finally decided I had better inquire directly!
I have always been a fan of love songs and balladeers - yourself, David Gates, James Taylor, Fogelberg, Michael English (contemp. Christian), etc., who are good lyricists. I need to catch up on some of your more current musical releases.
Michael, thanks for all of your contributions - if you get a chance, could you have someone drop me a line regarding "Imogene"? I've got you on the calendar for your February appearance in Sioux Falls. Have a wonderful Holiday Season!! - Sincerely, Eivind Oland
Date: November 16, 2002 at 23:01:25
Name: Candy Forest City & State: San Francisco, California Source: typed in Michael's name in search box Comments: Hi Michael, realize now, teknobimbo that I am, that I left this message in the wrong place. I'll try this one and see what happens. I send you greetings from San Francisco where I have been living and working since 1984. I was unpacking some things that were in storage and Wings was among them, a cassette! Shows how long I've been out of the loop. Anyway, the sound of your voice inspired me to go to the web and type your name in. The article by Kandy Crosby came up and when I read about your annual Christmas Eve show and she asked what you might want for Christmas, I thought maybe you'd like a song that I wrote with Nancy Schimmel (Malvina Reynolds' kid). It's called Mrs. Claus and it's really cute. Nancy and I are pretty low tech and not marketing inclined so the song hasn't really been done much. Anyway, I just thought it would be fun to send it to you as a hello out of cyberspace from one who has so many fond memories of you. Somewhere I have a copy of New Release, the pilot we shot with you in Cleveland oh so many years ago....thought your kids would get a kick out of it and maybe I gave you a copy long ago. Don't remember. At any rate, it's always great to hear your voice and I'm so glad to see you are enjoying success and keeping busy doing what you love. Me too. I've written a full length musical that I'm trying to get produced among other things. Did a lot of childrens' music with Nancy Schimmel and in fact, a lot of our stuff is going to be done by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in the spring. It's an Earth Day symphony show with children's chorus called All In This Together. I myself don't perform anymore. I teach a lot, mostly composition and singing. I teach little kids how to write their own musicals and operas. It's a kick. Hard work though. I live in the most beautiful city in the world, at least in my world, San Francisco. Have worked with Nina Gerber and Laurie Lewis who know your work well. Nina thinks and I agree, that you are the most monstrously good guitarist. Anyway, I won't keep you. Please let me know where I could send Mrs. Claus. You will love her, I promise! Take care and Merry everything. Candy
Date: November 16, 2002 at 01:20:32
Name: gerald torres City & State: big bear city, california Source: google.com Comments: As long as I live, your music will always be a comfort. Thank you for sharing your life with us (fans.) It makes you so human, and that is a good thing.
Date: November 06, 2002 at 15:14:39
Name: Rita Hyke City & State: cabot, ar Comments: Hi Michael:
Just web surfing and came across your site. Thought I would sign your guestbook and say 'hello'. I met you and interviewed you several years back in Searcy, Arkansas for a local radio station there when you performed in concert at the college.
My best to you,
Date: November 04, 2002 at 21:07:09
Name: Russ Pagen City & State: 302 E. Somonauk St. Yorkville,Il Source: Off of a CD jacket Comments: Michael;
Saw your show at Friendship Hall last month and enjoyed it as always. Using Don S. with you has always impressed me as how you two just click together. I know you like to introduce the new stuff, but the older songs brought me to be a fan and follower......A medley of Bluer than Blue, Moon is still over. Thats that, etc would mean alot to bus old timers. Until the next Chicagoland gig...............Russ
Date: November 03, 2002 at 06:44:03
Name: JoeRay Skrha City & State: Kenai, Alaska 99611 Source: looked it up Comments: Hi Mike,
I bet this finds you in another town or college campus but I wanted to say high and let you know how much Katie and I enjoyed spending a few days with you in Alaska... There is nothing like fresh sushi and warm sake...especialy over great stories. I have yet to find any other Japanese sushi bars that carry white king salmon. Next time I catch one I know what I am going to do with it. ummm,umh... I hope you are safe and this message finds you at peace. I finally caught two more nice halibut and I would like to send you some. It's frozen and vacuum packed so whenever you are up for it, I will send it out Fed Ex. Keep in touch my dear friend, Peace, Joe Ray Skrha
Date: October 31, 2002 at 20:53:28
Name: Gary Crawford City & State: Verplanck, NY Source: search by name Comments: I remember your enjoyable concerts from my college days in MN. I loved your guitar playing -- it's nice to know you're still out there.
Date: October 24, 2002 at 18:26:31
Name: Paul City & State: Austin,TX Source: Google Comments: I just got to thinking about "On the Road" though I haven't heard it for twenty years or more, so I thought I'd take a look on the web and see if I could find the lyrics. What a nice surprise to find such an excellent web site for Michael Johnson. All of "There is a breeze" and every other album right there! I also got a kick out of Michael's interview that I ran across at http://imusic.artistdirect.com/showcase/country/michaeljohnson.html
Good to see you are alive and kickin' Michael. Maybe see you in Austin sometime?
Date: October 18, 2002 at 21:48:58
Name: Susan B. Kay City & State: EDINA Source: From the last concert I attended in Hopkins, MN last year. Comments: I have been a fan since 1978. MJ you and your gift of song are an Angel, a mentor, a comforter, and very funny!
Date: October 10, 2002 at 14:47:52
Name: Brian T. Clendenin City & State: New York, N.Y. 10023 Source: Through Google---if that helps Comments: in my lifetime of 62 years there have been five great voices to me. Sinatra,Jack Jones, James Taylor, Kenny Rankin and somewhere near the top----Michael Johnson. Even my children like your music--I only hope you come near New York city soon
Date: October 08, 2002 at 17:36:02
Name: Joanne Norton City & State: Omaha, NE Source: Asked my husband to find it -- the easiest way for me to do that. Comments: My husband introduced me to your music the summer before we married (1985). I loved the lyrics. We are rather conservative Christians and it rather blew some of our friends' minds when we included "The Good Life" into our wedding ceremony. I've always been grateful that our pastor trusted us to choose the music. It was my husband's first marriage and my second and I had been badly abused; some of the lyrics were just exactly how things fit for us. Thanks for your music -- it is uncommon, both lyrically and musically. We hope to get to one of your musical events. Glad I thought to try to find you. I've always thought it would bless you to know just how "Good Life" was used and has been a hallmark for our marriage. CJN
Date: October 03, 2002 at 19:35:00
Name: Len Jaffe City & State: Springfield, VA Source: Frequent visitor for some time now! Comments: Message to Meridith:
I might have an extra copy of a Best of MJ with "Life's A Bitch". Hope you see this note and contact me directly.
Date: October 02, 2002 at 16:05:22
Name: Meridith City & State: St. Paul MN Source: friend Comments: I would love to find a copy of "Life's a Bitch" - having MJ withdrawal at Christmas with no more Orchestra Hall concerts - that always made the season the season. Would you ever consider doing a Christmas album? Also - why not record "What Will I Do" - great performance at the Pops Concert in June of 2001! Your songs have carried me through these last 27 years!
Come back to Minnesota
Date: September 25, 2002 at 12:00:30
Name: Janice Olson City & State: Avoca, Wisconsin Source: friend told me Comments: Hello Michael,
Met and listened to you at the Carpe Cafe in Ft. Atkinson. (I was with that rascal Ron Dentinger.) Really enjoyed your music and WOW, how you play that guitar!!
Loved all your songs, but I want you to know that as soon as "Oklahoma Stray" is on a CD, I'll be listening to it again!! Really, really liked it (had me crying).
Looking forward to the next time you are in the area.
Keep on singin', Janice
Date: September 24, 2002 at 00:24:59
Name: Bob Smith City & State: Edina, Minnesota Source: Google search Comments: Michael - I've heard you a number of times - with my most favorite concert of all time hearing you in Coffman Union at the U of M -early 70's. Most intense concert experience ever!
I've got a question - certainly a long shot - that you might have met Bill Hughes of Lazarus at some point. He had a Colorado connection - as well as a connection with Peter Yarrow & Noel Stookey. Bill was a guitarist, singer, and writer like no other.
Any chance that you knew him?
Thanks, Bob Smith
Date: September 09, 2002 at 22:53:13
Name: Walter Raines City & State: New Castle, VA 24127 Source: did a search for michael on aol.com Comments: I would like to book Michael for a benefit concert at Craig County High School in New Castle, Virginia. I am the boy's head basketball coach, and was wondering about the possibilities of MJ helping us out.
Thanks, Walt Raines
Date: August 30, 2002 at 23:35:49
Name: Lori City & State: Nashville, TN Source: It's bookmarked as a fave Comments: Michael and I have mutual friends...we have even met a time or two.
I keep up with his goings-on and I try to catch a show whenever possible.
This guy is incredible....an enlightened lyricist, a skillful/soulful musician, and a velvet vocalist. He has somehow mastered the art of singing one-on-one to a room full of listeners. His accomplishments are staggering, yet it all seems to him as natural as breathing. This man has a gift.
To Michael...Please keep the music coming....You're the best!
Date: August 19, 2002 at 13:00:50
Name: Paul Heckart City & State: Hamburg, Pa Source: Google Comments: Michael - I saw you play at Summer NAMM Aria show and became an instant fan!
Date: August 14, 2002 at 05:11:15
Name: Georg City & State: Vienna/Austria Source: google Comments: hi to all music-lovers around the world from austria ! please feel free to visit www.race.at our austrian music-site and leave us a note...
Date: July 26, 2002 at 09:01:47
Name: Karen Rumaner City & State: Aurora, IL 60504 Source: I did a search for Michael Johnson. Comments: I am looking for a recording of "Walk Me Round Your Graden". I used to have the LP, "For All You Mad Musicians"
but don't know what happened to it. I would very much like to make it a part of my music collection again but am unable to locate it. It is not listed in your musci store as an available item. Does "Walk Me Round Your Garden appear on any other album? I'm sorry that I mussed you when you recently played in Rockford, IL. I am familiar with you and your music dating back to the mid to lade seventies when you played the Amazing Grace coffeehouse on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL.
Date: July 12, 2002 at 11:58:06
Name: Dr. Kurt Weber City & State: San Antonio, Texas Source: search Comments: Glad to see the site -- the Michael Johnson Album was definitely very meaningful during my high school years.
Blessings and best regards to all...
Date: July 07, 2002 at 16:25:59
Name: Deborah Tyson City & State: Chicago, Illinois Source: typed in Phonolog Comments: Mr. Johnson, Thank you for beautiful music of the "Soul". We have appreciated your music for many years. Bless you, Sir, thank you. It would require surely a small monograph to record the many heartfelt feelings during the many hours of listening to you music. Cordially, Deborah
Date: July 07, 2002 at 14:20:20
Name: kathy rasberry City & State: staunton illinois Source: previous concert in alaska Comments: would love to hear more about future concerts.
Date: July 05, 2002 at 02:01:14
Name: MH City & State: MN Comments: Michael,
Couldn't help thinking of you while watching the fireworks show tonight. Again, what a time we had - though it is always too short, isn't it?
I hope your email is back in service soon. And I hope you don't mind my writing you here. I just wanted to touch base, and say that I look forward to seeing you soon.
Happy Independence Day!
Date: June 29, 2002 at 19:50:13
Name: Rodney Goodman City & State: Sacramento, California Source: on your Then & Now CD Comments: Please come to Northern California!!!! let me know when you are in
my area. thank you and keep up the great work.
Date: June 26, 2002 at 00:07:20
Name: Mark City & State: GEORGIA Source: search michael johnson Comments: I am trying to find a CD of your album called WINGS ---RCA records.
It has alot of good songs on it that are not found on other albums. Its a lost to the music community to keep this album on a discontinued list.
Date: June 24, 2002 at 23:22:50
Name: Kathleen City & State: Lynden, WA Source: Found it while serfing for songwriters stuff Comments: I am so glad your're still singing. Your voice soothed my soul as a child. I lived two blocks from you off of Tonkawood, when you lived in the chicken coop. I was selling girlscout cookies when I saw your vast aray of guitars all sitting out. I lingered as long as I could sell another box...writing down an order while staring was hard.(I played the guitar well in 6th grade )I never did meet you,but have long thought you were the best crooner I have ever heard! I am teaching the love of music to grades1-8th and writing on the side.Thanks for sharing the gift that God gave you.
Warm regards, Kathleen- from Martha Lane in 1975.
Date: June 05, 2002 at 21:45:08
Name: Paul Hoff City & State: Tokyo Source: Looking for a breeze Comments: Hi Michael
It has been decades since we last communicated. Every once in a while I see Carl when I am in Minnesota visiting family. I did get down to Peterville a month before Mark passed away. What a life that guy had!
Hope all is well with you. I have a couple of your albums and listen to them when the moon is bright and shining off the ocean at my house outside of Tokyo.
If you ever head this way on a gig, give me a buzz.
Date: May 19, 2002 at 19:16:37
Name: Jack Flannery City & State: Lake City, Colorado 81235 Source: mother and father Comments: Mike,
Any chance of going back to Moncrief Place and drinking some of your dad's raisen wine? How 'bout shooting your ex-girlfriend's window out with your pellet pistol at 2 A.M.? Tales of a misspent youth huh.
Date: May 05, 2002 at 03:04:29
Name: Mike Milbrath City & State: Santa Rosa, Ca Source: Listening to your music Comments: Many years ago 1973 I heard you at a concert at Augsburg College. I was a freshman music major who had a basic understanding of the guitar. Your playing overwhelmed me. Your cvapacity to combine your guitar with vocals shimmered. That night I wanted nothing more in the world than to do just that. I still remember this bizarre rendition of Take Me Out To th Ball Game done in what seemed six different time signatures.
I bought you albums and listened and worked. I found a man in MPLS Dan Perry who also played and sang wonderfully and i'd go to the bars he played just for a guitar lesson. The more beers I drank the more expensive the lesson.
I became a theatre major. I graduated. I began singing in local clubs, I decided to begin dancing at the age of 25 and 2 years later was teaching in MPLS. Somewhere along the line I shipped you a demo for your consideration. The tune i thought was perfect I now look back on with chagrin. It was simply too naive and simplistic. I moved to NY to follow a girl and had my heart handed to me. I was too proud to return to Mpls so I stayed. I pulled my guitar out after a long hiatus and there was your music again. I choreographed, danced, composed, and produced concerts for 4 years in NY and didn't make a dime. It was great.
I moved to Ca with my wife 16 years ago. I went back to school to become a teacher. A job I now have had for 10 years. I am the choir & theatre director at a local high school. And your music still speaks to me.
When I choose music for my groups I always look for pieces that are timeless. And for my own enjoyment your music holds the same for me.
I just recorded 18 tunes with my choir the other night and the level of commitment they gave to the music was astounding. They new their efforts would be set in stone that night and they responded. It was glorius.
I often long to have my own creative time. Teaching is wonderful and tpo tell the truth I'm probably better at it than anything else I've ever done and yet I long to turn a phrase to a melody in such a way that it woulf touch someone.
I enjoyed your sight. Your reflections from the road brought back many memories.(The Pas Manitoba springs to mind. SHUDDER!!) Aside from being one of the people I most want to listen to, you also seem to be a very thoughtful and glib observer of this world. It is appreciated.
I hope you might respond but, if not know I will always love your music. My singing "May You Never" has become a tradition in spring for my graduating seniors.
Date: April 28, 2002 at 13:37:41
Name: linda clark City & State: martinsville, VA Source: early michael fan, browsing music sites Comments: in the late 70's, michael came to our town (with Sally) and played to about 15 people in our local community college. I taped him live, bought everything he had. He came back a year later, to a much bigger crowd. He stayed with us. Have lots of home cassette tapes. I followed to several college gigs. Taped sound checks, taped everything. Gave Michael and Sally matching inlaid headstock decorations, wedding presents. There are other stories. have lost track of him. delighted to find website. would like more news. would like to say "hi" to him.
Date: April 23, 2002 at 10:19:01
Name: Cin Carlson City & State: Sturgeon Lake, MN Source: linked from CD Now Comments: I am so very excited that you have compiled your first three albums on CD. I have them all, and htey are still some of my favorite musical memories. They tie into a blossoming time in my life--they are part of my personal soundtrack, and are included in my innner "Best Of" memories. Now I can take you with me in my truck or have you with me in my house. I consider you to be an extremely talented musican and poet, and I hope to get down to the Twin Cities one of these years when you come to Minnesota.It seems you are always there on Dec 26, when I have a houseful of people and can't get away! Just keep up your wonderful work. We're all over the place--even out here in the woods, listening to you!
Date: April 19, 2002 at 00:19:57
Name: Doug Ray City & State: Fresno, California Source: just did a search for michael johnson Comments: Michael,
I first heard Bluer than Blue in the summer of 1978 when I was traveling in England. I think that the song was number one over there, which was great. It meant that your song was on the radio all the time. Radio was soon to be my calling. I worked on an Adult Contemporary station in Soutern California from 1980 to 1988. There, we played a lot of stuff from the Michael Johnson album and Dialogue.
I taped them for myself and still have those cassettes. Every once in a while I'll check a music store to see if you have new stuff.
I bought Departure and Then and Now when they came out. However, I have always wanted to go back and start getting your first recordings.
I had some spare time tonight and did a search for your name and found this awesome website. I'm going to use it to get your early records and your concert album. Currently, I do a morning show on an Oldies Station, so don't get to play Michael Johnson. You can bet that I play your music in the truck and my boys love it.
One of these days I would like to see you perform. If you're ever in California, from San Diego to San Francisco, or even as close as Las Vegas, I'll be there. Maybe, on my vacation, I'll travel to see you.
Since my dad was in the service, we have friends everywhere.
I hope that you continue to make music. You've got a talent to really move people and that is so very special.
Date: April 16, 2002 at 22:11:01
Name: gloria pivonka City & State: Manitowoc Wisconsin Source: entered michel johnson in search Comments: We are interested in having Michael play in our fair city for our annual Acoustic Fest in July. Could you please forward me booking information?
Date: April 15, 2002 at 17:52:54
Name: john wilson City & State: riverside, ca Comments: Nice to see you still "at it". For thirty years I've been looking for a copy of "The '68 Nixon" which must have been a very limited single release. Do don't by chance have a copy still doable? I'd be happy to trade a niceness for a niceness.
14344 pear street
Riverside, CA 92508
Date: April 14, 2002 at 00:29:16
Name: Irene Friess City & State: Mountain Home, Arkansas Source: Article in the local paper Comments: April 13, 2002
We were at St. James Place, Cotter, AR. for your concert. It was great. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the show. You certainly are a very talented musician. Thanks for a great evening. I bought your CD so we can continue to enjoy your music. I hope you come back to St. Place Place soon.
Date: April 09, 2002 at 19:01:48
Name: Patrick (Pat) O'Connor City & State: Dallas, TX Source: I saw it on a CD cover I think Comments: I have had the extreme pleasure of finally getting to see Michael a couple times in the past year plus in the Dallas area (at a house concert that was incredibly intimate and fun and at Uncle Calvin's Coffee House) after 20 years or more of enjoying his music. I wanted to make sure that I got my name added to any tour date distribution lists that are sent out so that I can continue to attend any local concerts. Please give Michael my best and tell him we'd love to see him more often in Texas. Thanks !
Date: April 08, 2002 at 15:28:37
Name: Tony Andrews City & State: Belmond, Iowa Source: C.D. Cover and MJ told me the site at a concert I attended of his. Comments: Looking for concert fee information. Would like to bring MJ up as a candidate a couple of events that I'm involved with in the area. Both are venues with crowds likely to range in th 2,000-4000 area.
Date: April 08, 2002 at 04:40:11
Name: Steven J. Schromm City & State: Corning, California Source: Searching Comments: Hi Michael,
I just want to say that I am 35 years old and I was just a kid when bluer than blue came out. I have to research it but I think it was about 1976. That is just off the top of my head. I will find out when you released it by reading about you and your songs I hope. Anyway I think I was about 11 or so but I really loved the song and always liked to sing with it when it came on. About 2 years ago I downloaded an MP3 of it off Napster(sorry I didn't pay for it lol) and I periodically listen to it. It is probably my favorite out of the big napster download collection I would say. Also I wanted to say I had my mother drop by my place the other day and I let her here some new pc speakers I just bought. I played bluer than blue and she was on cloud 9!! She hadn't heard it for years I think. Of course she isn't listening to the right channels right? Just wanted to say that song is still great today. I will go find out other songs I may know of yours too. Gotta go, good luck as a contemporary artist or songwriter. Let me know if you play in the far northern california area. Thanks Steven J Schromm
Date: April 01, 2002 at 18:02:46
Name: Chris Goede City & State: Minneapolis, MN Source: Google.com Comments: Great website! Having access to 30 some years of concert reviews and interviews is amazing. Thanks!
Date: March 28, 2002 at 12:25:08
Name: Debbie Mims Comments: Hi Michael -
I sent you a short e-mail, but in case you missed it I thought I'd post you a note here, too.
Just wanted to say that I was sorry to read of your breakup, and that I've been thinking of you and wish you the love you deserve!
Date: March 22, 2002 at 19:17:42
Name: Will Taylor ("Tommy" long ago) City & State: Little Rock, Arkansas Source: Crow told me Comments: I see ample hero worship in the previous entries. You may assume that my praises are equally effusive. I haven't seen you in forever; I hope I can get a ticket to the Acoustic Sounds Cafe gig in April (two tickets--one for my 11-year old daughter). I will see you there.
Date: March 18, 2002 at 22:09:24
Name: Travis Hanson City & State: Rapid City , South Dakota Source: luck (search for michael johnson) Comments: I am very happy I found this website. I had lost some of my albums and have been very angry that they were out of print. Now that i found this site I can get some of them back. I have allways wanted to see you in concert but have never been in the right place. A friend of mine (Chris Parks) played a show in Canada ,you were also in it. That was 10 to 12 years ago , I was jealous I could not make the trip. I now have my own band (Scream'n Angels). Hopefully we'll run into you somewhere. I recently was told you grew up in Alamosa. I worked for the cable company there for about 6 months then had to transfer back to the Black Hills (what an interesting town ?).
Date: March 08, 2002 at 18:48:48
Name: Peggy City & State: Sunnyvale, CA. Source: By looking for info on Michael Johnson Comments: Dear Michael,
I have loved your music and your voice for years. The other day I was in the local supermarket, and "bluer then blue" was playing. I was so excited to hear it again after all these years! My 11 year old daughter looked at me like I was crazy. I looked online and bought a CD that had "bluer then blue". Then I was wondering if you ever toured in California at all, especially the San Francisco bay area? I know I would buy a ticket to see you!
Thanks for your music..
Date: March 04, 2002 at 13:04:36
Name: Tom Thomason City & State: Ball Ground, GA Source: Search on Michael Johnson Comments: Saw you perform a few years back at the Marietta, GA square outside concert series and was very impressed. Looking forward to seeing you perform in Chadsworth, GA. on April 20th. Thanks,
Date: March 02, 2002 at 09:20:12
Name: DEBBIE GILES WATSON City & State: Boothbay Harbor ,Maine Source: my brother----then using "googles" Comments: Talked with my brother ,Charlie the other day-----he gave me this site-------what a wonderful flood of memories came back --------one of which was picking you up at the hospital after you had your tonsils out!!!!!!----I quess you would not put that memory in the "wonderful" catagory !!!!!! There were alot of much better ones!!!!!I understand you have two boys-------that is wonderful------quess I better get this sent off to see if it reaches you !!!!! Would love to hear from you--------Debbie
Date: February 26, 2002 at 13:26:39
Name: RICK HACKETT City & State: kansas city mo Comments: Followed you since 78 and haven't stopped. You once autographed one of your bandana's to the dirtman in KC. Any chance you coming back to Kansas City anytime soon? Your music got me through more than one divorce, maybe even brought on the depression (just kidding). Please come back!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: February 25, 2002 at 22:26:05
Name: Denny Sarokin Source: Olsen Gtr link Comments: Hi, Michael - nice website. See you around. DS
Date: February 24, 2002 at 00:00:59
Name: mark City & State: w.r. Ga. Source: type name on search Comments: Bring back Wings on CD
Date: February 21, 2002 at 11:48:37
Name: martin quinn City & State: Niles, Illinois Source: Searched for Bluer than blue Comments: I really like the song Bluer than blue. It's the kind of song I can hum all day long. I'm going to buy a couple albums, too.
Date: February 19, 2002 at 11:07:40
Name: shannon tanner City & State: ridgeland, sc Source: through jim salestrom's site Comments: Hi Michael...Blast from the past...Brad Quayle sat in at my show yesterday...at Beaver Creek...I'm doing the big show at the bottom of the hill there for last eleven years..Call me if you're ever out this way or if you ever want to pick up a routing date in the mountains...970-390-4814 Thanks for the inspiration through the years! Shannon Tanner
Date: February 17, 2002 at 14:40:42
Name: Barbara Baxter City & State: Fort Mitchell, Kentucky Source: My girlfriend, Karen Taylor Good Comments: Hey Michael,
We heard you sing at the Blue Bird in Nashville about 2 years ago.
One of the songs you sang was "You Make Me Feel SO SO!"
We loved "your" lyrics to this and have tried to remember the words, but unfortunately we can't seem remember them.
A good friend of mine and a mutual friend of yours too, Karen Taylor-Good gave me your web page and suggested I contact you this way.
Any possibility you could send or email your lyrics to me?
I just can't help but chuckle every time I think of that song!
140 Seville Court
Fort Mitchell, Ky. 41017
P.S. Will you also let me know if you are ever doing a show in the N. Ky. Cincinnati area? We would love to come and hear you sing again!
Date: February 13, 2002 at 11:09:22
Name: Ed City & State: Greensboro, NC Source: webcrawler Comments: I love Michael Johnson's sound.
Date: February 11, 2002 at 19:46:20
Name: Nancy Carr City & State: Stratham, NH Source: It wasn't difficult! Comments: Hey Michael, Such a nice evening last night. So delighted that Harvey invited you to our part of the country. Hope you arrived home none the worse for the wear.
Date: February 09, 2002 at 13:44:46
Name: Tim Okon City & State: Monroe, NY Source: Yahoo Comments: Saw you at Bodles Opera House last night. Terrific performance. Really hoping to see you back in the area in the not too distant future.
Date: February 09, 2002 at 13:14:38
Name: Paul Johnson City & State: Maryville, Missouri Source: Used search engine (Altavista) Comments: Dear Michael,
I've listened to and loved your music since you gave a concert at Goodman Auditorium in Virginia, MN (Iron Range) in the fall of 1975. I was eighteen and a freshman in college then and you had just released For All You Mad Musicians. I heard you again after that, a number of times, in Bemidji and Minneapolis. You were one of my inspirations to start playing guitar, which I still do.
I was overjoyed that you released those first three albums on CD--I had been waiting and hoping for that. I've come to your web site again today to order another copy for a friend of mine who also listened to your music back in the old days.
I'm settled now, teaching English at a small Catholic college near here. Almost thirty years after I first heard There is a Breeze, I'm still listening to it. . .
I hope I get a chance to catch you again in concert.
Date: February 08, 2002 at 10:21:14
Name: Jim Salestrom City & State: CO Comments: I hope this finds you well-
Date: February 08, 2002 at 01:30:13
Name: Sister Tammi City & State: Gilbert, AZ....soon to be TEXAS Source: He be my bro Comments: In my best Dolly voice " And I will always love you"
Always, all ways.....sister T
Date: February 04, 2002 at 09:23:30
Name: Pat City & State: Palmetto, FL Source: Yahoo search engine Comments: Great to know that Michael is still out there, performing and weaving his special kind of magic. I used to watch him perform in Mankato, MN and Rockford, Il in the early 70's. Great talent... Thanks for the memories!
Date: February 03, 2002 at 11:01:40
Name: Charlie Giles City & State: Massachusetts & Maine Comments: Hi Michael,
Elaine & I and a couple of friends from Maine are looking forward to seeing you at the 'Bull Run' this Saturday night. Have not been there before but looks like a fun place. As we are not in Boothbay Harbor this time of year, the 'Bull Run' does not look like a bad ride for us in the Boston area. We enjoy your 'Live at the Bluebird'CD alot.
Date: February 03, 2002 at 06:14:34
Name: Abner gepuit City & State: philippines Source: request Comments: no comments
Date: February 03, 2002 at 00:26:28
Name: Mark Cool City & State: Cape Cod, MA Comments: I remember seeing MJ and St. Benedict's college in St. Joseph MN in 1977. Even bought him a drink following the concert..running into him in a St. Cloud pub. Nice fellow and one hell of a great singing voice. The words of his early songs really left an impression. hooray for life.
Date: January 31, 2002 at 19:38:24
Name: Bert Baker City & State: Ashland Ohio Source: c d bluer than blue Comments: Mike, i want you to know we raised our two boys on your music from Wings there 18 and 20 years old now. But if where in the car and a song from Wings come on we still sing the hole song cause we know them
all buy hart. Thanks for all the happy memorys.Bert
Date: January 25, 2002 at 09:17:43
Name: Georg City & State: Austria/Europe Source: excellent Comments: hi to all music-lovers around the world from www.race.at
Date: January 24, 2002 at 15:20:28
Name: Dave Norton City & State: Lowell, Ma Source: Bull Run web page in Shirley MA Comments: Hello Michael, I'll be opening for you on Feb 9th. at the Bull Run in Shirley MA. I'm really looking forward to it. Welcome to Massachusetts! http://www.ampcast/davenorton
Date: January 23, 2002 at 12:49:23
Name: Tim Vogel City & State: Anacortes, Washington Source: Just through web searching Comments: Hello Michael!
It has been many years since Colorado State College and Greeley. Nancy and I have thought about you often and miss your live performances here in the Seattle area but we listen to your music all of the time. We would love to hear from you and discuss a reunion! Please get back to me.
Date: January 18, 2002 at 11:17:52
Name: Lachlan MacLearn City & State: Amherst, NH Source: Hopped online while listening to "Almost Free" for the umpteenth time Comments: Free paths are rarely clear, and clear paths... rarely free. Nevertheless, for those of us who, for whatever reason, still struggle to find and further our own 'voices', it is a huge assist to have honest singer/songwriters successfully plying their trade. Especially at a time when we're all surrounded by these banquet tables of conglomerate-backed noise, packing so little "nutrition".
Thanks for the continuing sustenance!
Date: January 14, 2002 at 01:55:07
Name: Kathleen Jursa City & State: San Jose, CA Source: searching for some MJ CDs Comments: I'm so pleased to have found this site. I recall listening to MJ's albumns when I was in high school in St. Cloud Minnesota. I have not heard some of those early songs for a long time. I just ordered the doulbe CD which will be a delight to hear after all of these years.
Thank you, Kathleen
Date: January 06, 2002 at 10:41:44
Name: Julie City & State: Gainesville, FL Source: Search on Web Comments: Last year I caught part of a song called This Time Of Year around Christmas time and I loved it so much I called the radio station to find out who sang the song and the disc jockey said you did the song but I can't find it anywhere on the web and it wasn't listed with your songs you've done. Did you do that song? It was so beautiful, I just loved it. Please let me know if possible. It's been over a year now.
Date: December 28, 2001 at 15:15:54
Name: Mark Spencer City & State: Prior Lake, MN Source: its in my "favorites" Comments: Am looking forward to the Gustavus College gig 1/11/02....I am bringing a friend who has never seen Michael live.....she is very exited....Wouldnt it be great if there were a surprise guest appearance by someone like Leo Kottke, Herb Pilhofer, or Mark Henley? Surprise us! I dare you! BTW - We missed you in Minnesota this December. I certainly hope for a special version of "Here comes the Sun" since Geo Harisson is gone. Dedicate one to "Julie" if you can. It would blow her away!
long time fan from the '70's,(Southwest State Univ)
Date: December 26, 2001 at 19:56:59
Name: a.s. thall City & State: avon, ct. Source: searched on google Comments: i believe i saw michael johnson in torrington, ct, many years ago. i was with a real creepy boyfriend, but it was the best live music experience i think i have had, it was so intimate and wonderful. it was at "the water street station", i believe. i would love to hear another small venue concert like that, is that happening at all? or is michael just at larger venues these days?
Date: December 15, 2001 at 21:24:26
Name: Tom Ryan Comments: Cindy,
Please call me when you get a chance.
Tom Ryan 952-476-0690
Date: December 12, 2001 at 15:23:34
Name: Julie Buderus City & State: Greeley, Colorado Comments: Michael:
I love your music! I noticed from a Greeley Philharmonic brochure that you will be a guest artist in February.
As a representative of UNC, I would be very interested in meeting you. Could we arrange a time prior to the February Pops concert?
Although I was not familiar with your music prior to finding your web site, I am now very eager to begin a collection of your work. Incredible!
I look forward to meeting you.
Date: December 06, 2001 at 17:38:14
Name: Lee Jones City & State: springfield or Source: luck Comments: I played a couple of gigs back in 1990 or so with Michael....I was actually playing with Dave & Sugar, but Michael was there too creating incredible music as always. I remember telling him I'd love to play with him sometime, what an incredible talent. Now I'm creating commercials for radio, a far cry from the inspiration that he provides through his music, but still my hat in the ring nontheless. They will at least be the best commercials you'll hear! I'm working with a near Michael Johnson caliber guitarist or I could never make that claim. My best to Michael, he's the best.
Date: December 04, 2001 at 10:19:27
Name: Dennis Shepard City & State: Franklin, TN Source: Michael gave it to me when he came to my house (his previous) to pick up a large, sentimental rock from the yard. I would love to know the story. Comments: Michael,
Great web site. I have just read your articles on life as a performer and they are classics. I travel a lot and I have had my share of adventures. I want to order some of your CDs - especially the ones that you recorded at 101 Fox Hill Court. My 11 year old daughter has claimed that room, and it would be neat to have the music recorded there. Can you please forward the names of the CDs. Happy holidays and keep the faith.
Date: December 03, 2001 at 18:54:41
Name: Elizabeth City & State: Conn. Source: personally given Comments: Mr. johnson, I believe it was Sept.11 when I sat at the bar next to you at the Hilton in Chaicgo. What a incredible time we live in and I said now is the time to write a song about this atrocity. I've heard some pretty sappy music regarding the fact, but that is what sells somtimes.
Anyway, hope all iswell with your life and your loves. It was a pleasure to have met you.
Date: November 29, 2001 at 11:31:11
Name: michael glenn City & State: washington dc Source: yahoo Comments: one of the earliest memories i have in life is of one of your concerts at gustavus adolphus college's alumni hall. i was sitting in the middle of the eisle with a friend of mine talking to you about how much my dad loved your music. it became an annual event for my family to go see your show. i saw every one, not always from the eisle, from when i was wee until about fifteen.
then, the ridiculous time in a boy's life when he's "too cool" to do things with his dad, a reminiscence where regret has no equal. thank god it only last a while.
i ended up attenting gustavus and every year, when december rolled around, i would trek (and you KNOW what that trek looks like in december) over to bjorling to see the show. i'd meet up with my parents and sit with them during the concert.
now it's years later, and i'm eeking out a living as a mostly-working actor in washington dc. you don't come out here. why don't you come out here? i wish you would come out here. i mean, i like the foo fighters and all, but what is it about this place? is it the whitehouse pet? the crime? the redskins?
at any rate, i just wanted to thank you with everything in me for giving me the most amazing aural sense memory of my family, especially my father, i could ask for being this far away.
oh yeah, and thanks for old yellow car.
Date: November 27, 2001 at 11:29:35
Name: R. J. Brennan City & State: Chicago, IL Source: Mistaken name from Paul Vallas for Illinois Governor Comments: The impression that I take away from your site is very positive. It appears that many of your concerts are in Minnesota, so we may not be seeing you down here. You and your publicist have done a fabulous job in creating a very imformative and graphically interesting site. Congratulations!
Date: November 23, 2001 at 21:34:21
Name: Bill Herrmann City & State: Washington, D.C. Source: Google.com Comments: One day, maybe 7-10 years ago, I was driving in my car listening to the radio and I heard a version of Bluesette played on a Classical guitar. The composition was incredible. I didn't catch the artist's name and I should have stopped and called the station immediately. But like a fool, I drove on. I've been searching for that piece ever since ( sort of like a search for the holy grail ). With the internet, I may have a chance. I searched on "bluesette" and "classical guitar" and came to Michael's Web page. I'll try to find his bluesette CD somewhere and see if he is the artist. Otherwise, anyone ever hear an overpowering rendition of bluesette for classical guitar?
Date: November 19, 2001 at 14:50:34
Name: J. Nightengale City & State: Sioux Falls, SD Source: Google Comments: Just saw Michael Johnson with Leo Kottke in Brandon, SD. What a wonderful and amazing concert! I am now searching for a Michael Johnson song about an abused cat who passes away...It was especially moving. Thanks!
Date: November 19, 2001 at 00:00:58
Name: aura City & State: SC Source: I just found it, because I love your music! Comments: I just wanted to tell you I will never forget the first time I heard you sing. I do not know many singers that have a voice that has ever quite touched me the way yours has. I do wish you would come to South Carolina and play. Think about it, and I know a great venue that would be perfect...yes, it is a big venue.
Well, I think I will stay up all night and run through the house screaming.
I love your talent Michael and well you too..grin.
A member of the class of 74 and love,
Date: November 16, 2001 at 15:46:46
Name: Fabiana City & State: Buenos Aires - Argentina Source: looking for Michael Johnson through yahoo Comments: Dear Michael,
I'm from Argentina in south America, have you ever heard of it before?
I would like to tell you that I love your songs. I have then & now which a friend brought to me from NY. Now I wnat to buy The very best of... because it has the original records which I like more. Looking for buying it i realized the cd is only available for USA. Is there any possibility of selling it abroad? have you ever thought of coming here? Congratulations and all my love for you.
Date: November 16, 2001 at 14:01:58
Name: AL WILLIAMSON City & State: Iowa City Comments: Michael, Diane and I are alive and well, still living in Iowa City. I'm now retired - How old does that make us feel. Al
Date: November 13, 2001 at 00:50:55
Name: The Best Incense Co Comments: You have a very nice web site.........Take a look at our affiliate program....http://www.bestincense.com
Date: November 11, 2001 at 06:12:03
Name: Brian Barnes City & State: Orangeville IL Source: Search Comments: 1st seen Michael in Rockford Ill in 1976 at The Web. Been fan every since.
Date: November 04, 2001 at 11:49:53
Name: Renee Rosario City & State: Edina, Mn. Source: Business Card Comments: I was at the concert last night in Hopkins. It was just wonderful you are very funny. I was also lucky enought to raise a 19 year old son without a tattoo :)Thanks for the very enjoyable evening!
Date: November 03, 2001 at 23:42:27
Name: Dave Duepner City & State: Minnetonka Source: I was at Michael's concert in Hopkins on 11/3 Comments: Wonderful Concert. Reminds me of your early years in intimate settings on the college circuit. I first saw Micheal in Duluth at the Marshall Performing Arts center at UMD around 1973. Keep playing, Michael!
My 12 yr old son was with us tonight at the concert, and he was sure he would hate it. He was in line to get your autograph, and now wants me to help him learn guitar. Thanks for a very special event.
Date: November 01, 2001 at 23:23:21
Name: joy City & State: toronto, canada Source: search engine Comments: i heard one of your songs last weekend and i didn't even know who sang it...the song got stuck in my mind, so i went to a record store hoping i could get it. to make a long story short, i found out it was one of your songs and then when i found your website, i realized that i've been listening and loved your songs since i was young in the 80's. you are amazing.."doors" was my ultimate song. i remember listening to it and hoping one day i too will fall in love and the song will feel real. you have a fantastic voice, great talent, and thank god i found you..
Date: October 23, 2001 at 17:30:41
Name: PETE KELLY City & State: TIPTON, WEST MIDLANDS,ENGLAND Source: A FRIEND AFTER I LENT HIM THE ALBUM Comments: Wow what a site.Came across That's that by accident.Can't even remember where. Now my favourite album.Will search for more following discovery of website. Am a singer songwriter in England-similar voice and style.Do some of yours off the album. Plug it wherever I play.
Do you ever come to Britain ? I'm over in Arizona sometime in the spring to travel,and do some writing. Need a little fresh inspiration.
My first album "Reservation Road " out late spring. Can't wait.
Admire your work tremendously. Wishing you great success. Thanks for all the inspiration. Amazing what music can do.
Look me up if you're ever in UK.
That's that.......Pete Kelly
Date: October 22, 2001 at 13:35:22
Name: Bethany City & State: Freeport Illinois Source: I know Michaels music well. Comments: Michael,
I just wanted to thank you again for the music Saturday night in Rockford.
We stopped over at Seranos afterward to eat and I was the tall woman that shook your hand and thanked you before we left.
Your music can really reach out and touch me, I was afraid that when John Denver died I'd lost that, and one of my biggest regrets was never writing John and telling him just how much his music affected my life. So I want to make sure I don't make the same mistake twice.
Thank you for your music, don't ever stop! I can tell when you come out with a new song/album if your life is going OK or not, just by the way the music feels, it's a direct refelction to your heart. Some people listen to music, and then there are those of us that 'feel' it. Saturday was a night full of feelings, the music touched my heart and broke it too....
Take care...and I'm looking forward to seeing you "strap on your new Dick" in Rockford real soon.
Date: October 15, 2001 at 11:07:55
Name: marcus furlow City & State: strong ar, Source: internet Comments: i beleave that music if a gift from god and it's up to us to use the talent!!
Date: October 12, 2001 at 15:05:48
Name: Mike Johnson City & State: Palm City, Florida Source: yahoo search Comments: Michael,
I've been a fan for years, courting my wife-to-be with your music setting the tone in the early 80s. Just want to let you know how much I enjoyed your site today. Full of great stuff. Thanks.
PS - how's the Karmann Ghia?
PSS - when are you coming to Florida.
Date: October 08, 2001 at 22:29:01
Name: Bob Johannes City & State: Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin Source: Then& Now cd Comments: Saw MIchael in Eau Claire back in 1980 ? Have all vinal records of older music and again in the mood for thecd 2 set I just ordered. Can't wait to see him live again in the area !
Date: October 08, 2001 at 12:32:58
Name: Sharon Wendt City & State: Nashville, TN Comments: God bless you!
Date: October 08, 2001 at 12:19:44
Name: Debi Jepson City & State: Grinnell, Ia 50112 Source: Yahoo explorer Comments: I just got married on 9/15/01 and played "Give Me Wings" in our wedding. My husband is a police officer and this song hit home! Thank you!
Date: October 06, 2001 at 11:26:32
Name: Scott Forsgren Source: Did a search for "For All You Mad Musicians" Comments: Dear Michael,
You were my mentor when I was in college in the 70's, you taught me how to finger pick, and, to this day, continue to influence my musical style. I was so glad to find this site and have the chance to say, "Thanks!". I love your new stuff and look forward to seeing you play again. Best wishes.
(Alias Doc Scott, chiropractic
Date: October 05, 2001 at 02:55:43
Name: CRJ City & State: Rapid City, SD Source: ESP Comments: Flowers and plants every day, the European way.
Date: September 19, 2001 at 13:18:02
Name: Tim Radtke City & State: Wichita, KS Source: I searched and searched. Comments: I found out about Micheal Johnson about 16 yrs ago. I found 'Ain't This Da Life' in a used record bin in Sprinfield, MO and fell in love with it. I late found his 3 lp almost the same way. I had never been able to find much out about him until last year when I did a search on the net. I was glad to see his early Lps had been reissied on CD. I just ordered them today. Can't wait to get them. My lps are about worn out.
Date: September 09, 2001 at 20:00:54
Name: DAVID & SANDY SIMS City & State: SODDY-DAISY, TENN. Source: INTERNET` Comments: MICHAEL WE SAW YOU FRIDAY NIGHT 9/7 IN NASHVILLE HOPE YOU REMEMBER US WE SAT IN THE FRONT AND TALKED WITH YOU FOR A WHILE AFTER THE THE SHOW DO YOU HAVE A MAILER THAT YOU SEND OUT TO LET US KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO BE EACH MONTH IF SO WOULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW AT MY EMAIL ADDRESS OR MY HOME# 423-332-3909 ALSO WE HAVE PICTURES THAT I WISH YOU WOULD SIGN IF POSSIBLE THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL SHOW AND SOME WONDERFUL MEMORIES DAVID SIMS
Date: September 09, 2001 at 08:32:53
Name: Burt Salenger City & State: Jerusalem, Israel Source: searched for it Comments: Dear Michael,
Just a note of thanks for all of the wonderful albums and concerts that I and my then girlfriend (now wife with 7 kids) enjoyed back in the late 70's early 80's in Chicago. "For All You Mad Musicians" was "our" album. I was also quite thrilled that summer in '78 when I could go to any juke box in America and listen to you.
I was playing the guitar, mostly finger-style stuff, until I heard that record and discovered that I wanted to sing. In short, I've been writing and performing here in Jerusalem for the past 20 years, and have put out a few recordings, many of the arrangements are definitely in the "Michael Johnson" style. A heartful thank you. You made
a big difference in my life. And a speedy recovery from the car crash.
Date: September 08, 2001 at 11:30:14
Name: Jeanne City & State: Minneapolis, MN Source: WCCO radio interview from 'the Fair' Comments: Hi Michael - saw you at your first show at the Bandshell on the 31st - you sound just as good as I remember. I almost stopped up to speak with you after the show but, if you remember (HA) I'm shy. We met back in the 70's when you stopped by McCarthys because I think you were dating one of the waitresses... and I was dating one of the bartenders... and we exchanged comments about music. My 'brush with greatness'. Anyway, it was great to hear you... and I have a question as to whether 2 of the songs you sang have been recorded and are available: It's my Job and You Make Me Feel So So. I just loved them and would love to share them with my brother who used to perform (even at McCarthy's back in the 70's) but is now simply known as the Singing Butcher, combining his vocation with his avocation!! Great to hear you again and hope it will become an annual event at the State Fair. Warmest regards, Jeanne Tuvey
Date: September 04, 2001 at 12:30:53
Name: Cindee Hendrickson City & State: Hopkins, MN Source: off of my new Bluer than Blue CD Comments: Michael - I met you at the fair on Friday - you signed my CD and I had told you how much I enjoyed your concert at Miami Intl University - "Love on the Bay" - in what 1979? (eeck I feel old)
I bought my first cassettes of yours in a small music shop in Ketchican Alaska in the early 80's - I was working on cruise ships at the time - Well I wore both of them out and have since had a difficult time trying to replace them - I was thrilled to see that I can now replace them with CD's - I have loved your music for many years - either on the radio - on the Nashville network - at the fair - or your day after Christmas Concerts - Thank you for your heart felt music - Cindee Hendrickson
Date: September 03, 2001 at 01:07:28
Name: Michael Ostrum City & State: Rosemount, Minnesota Source: Card from MN State Fair Comments: I first met Michael back in 1991 at Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, MN. He plays a holiday concert there every year. Well I happened to work for the Media Services Dept... a.k.a. Jerry Connolly and was in charge of recording the show for archival purposes. After listening to the wonderful singing and storytelling that he does with the audience, I was hooked. After the show he kindly signed the tape that Jerry had given me. Michael's songs and style come straight from the Heart and he is a True Performer. Keep Up The Great Work, and hope to see you again @ the Good Ole Gustavus in 2002.
P.S. Your State Fair Concerts are some of the best entertainment out there.
Date: September 01, 2001 at 17:26:43
Name: Gwen City & State: Mpls,Mn Source: we met mj at the state fair, bought a cd, picked up a card Comments: Dear MJ, How great to meet you face to face at the State Fair after all these years. I would love to hear your story. Gwen
Date: August 31, 2001 at 17:01:45
Name: Linda J Sinclair City & State: Denver, CO Source: received newletter before & then address changed Comments: please add me to newletter mailing
Date: August 29, 2001 at 21:50:58
Name: Tom Ryan Comments: Cindy,
Please call me and let me know Michael is going to be in town
Thanks Tom Ryan 952-476-0690
Date: August 28, 2001 at 21:36:22
Name: Dave Kalman City & State: Baltimore, Maryland Source: Yahoo search, I think Comments: There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said....Michael you are terrific and a real inspiration. Bless you.
Date: August 28, 2001 at 11:59:28
Name: Jim Fuscone City & State: Frisco, Co Comments: Michael,
Hi, We met a couple of times in Rockford IL some ten yrs ago when you came to the old Charlotte's Web. I used to volunteer so we could save $$$ and have some quality music for a change. I found this site purely by accident (if anything really happens that way)and had to drop a note to say hello. I have gone back to playing full-time again. I'm finishing up a summer in Hilton Head SC this week and will be heading back to Co.
Nothing on the books yet so I guess I'll spend the winter writing. Any plans to be in Colorado? Anywhere near Vail or Breckenridge. I would love to set up a show. We have a great venue in Breck and I think you would love it. I hope this finds it's way to someone who can contact me about a schedule.
Date: August 27, 2001 at 23:50:34
Name: David Thelen City & State: Andover, MN Source: Live frm the Bluebird Cafe CD Comments: Got any posters??? Wish I could get one....
Date: August 21, 2001 at 20:34:40
Name: jim wagner City & State: chatsworth,ca Source: i was at cosco looking to buy a bottle of chivas regal, i look up there it was right on the shelf Comments: i would really like a signed colour picture of michale
Date: August 19, 2001 at 17:32:59
Name: Victoria Facey City & State: Orange County, CA Source: dilligence and determination Comments: Michael, you have no idea how your voice and and songs have carried me through the years. I first heard you on FM when "Bluer than Blue" was out in the late '80s. I played my "Dialogue" cassette until it warped. I've since found your "Bluer" compliations and today, bought your "Dialogue" import because I needed to have it with me always. Thank you for keeping your sounds intimate and on-going. Regards, Victoria Facey. Will you be in Southern California anytime soon?
Date: August 17, 2001 at 14:18:56
Name: Cindy McGinnis City & State: Boulder, MT Source: Web Search Comments: Michael:
My husband and I are big fans of your music, and find it to be a fresh drink of water amidst today's "hot" country (which I think is far from it). I am a novice guitar player, and would love to get a hold of some of your music lyrics, with chords, so I can learn to play. Where might I find these, or are they even available. I get some music off of Cowpie.com, or individual web sites of my favorite artists, such as Emmylou Harris, who is my other inspiration. Please let me know how I acquire these.
Best wishes to you and may your future be as bright and creative as your past.
Date: August 12, 2001 at 22:44:29
Name: Rick Altes City & State: Greenwood, Arkansas Source: album info Comments: OK, I just left this area and went to the songwriter link. I knew in my heart that you had written or co-written the song on Suzy and Chets album "When She Smiled At Him". I go the album when it first came out because I am a big fan of both of them. That song touched my heart and the heart of my daughter. I tried everything to find sheet music for it. That song will be played at my daughters wedding instead of "Butterfly Kisses". It means so much to me and even more now that I know for sure that you were involved in writing it. Thanks again for touching my heart and the hearts and lives of the thousands of others who are more than just fans.
Date: August 12, 2001 at 22:33:59
Name: Rick Altes City & State: Greenwood, Arkansas Source: album info Comments: I have several cassettes (before CD) that I have listened to many, many times. I replace them with Cds whenever I can. The quality of your work is wonderful and timeless. I went to see Alison Krauss in Ft. Smith a couple of years ago right after the "Now and Then" CD came out. Her show was shortened by rain and I jumped up on the stage to help cover up the equipment. As we waited for the rain to slack off, I stood for fifteen or twenty minutes and visited with Alison. She was so sweet. We got to talking about the duets she had done and had a lot of nice things to say about Michael Johnson. She is as big a fan as I am...and that is saying something. Thank you for the times your music has helped me down the road of life. It has been a long road and sometimes too curvy and bumpy, but your music will always be in my collection and will always bring a song to my heart. I hope to make a concert next spring in Texas or Arkansas. You'll recognize me, I'll be the guy about your age with the tears running down his face.
Date: August 11, 2001 at 21:33:32
Name: Jordan Uselton City & State: Franklin, TN. Source: CD cover Comments: My name is Jordan Uselton, I recently went to hear Micheal Johnston at the Bluebird cafe. Mr. Johnston was there along with three other men and they all had this wonderful jam session. That was late june, I forgot the date. Well after the show I had a flat tire and my girlfriend and I were waiting inside for our ride to get there. We ended up having a nice conversation with Leo Mr.Johnston's son. Well, my parents just recently in downtown franklin saw who I believe is leo and Mr. Johnston play guitar together. My father said it was awesome. Well I myself play guitar and write songs and I would like to hook up with him and see how our music turns out. So if anyone knows leo personally please tell him to write me someday. I live in Franklin and I think we could make music come alive. I will be checking my email daily and looking for responces on this site.
Date: August 11, 2001 at 19:26:39
Name: Roberto Bianco City & State: Nashville, Tennessee Source: Fate Comments: A great big Howdy to you and all of yours. There are some gigantic rumours going around about you but no one has really heard your side yet........ah yes, life, love and romance.
Date: August 11, 2001 at 16:21:20
Name: Dan Prosser City & State: From Excelsior, Minnesota to Houston, Texas Source: I went lookin' Comments: I count as one of the highlights of my college years the day I met Michael Johnson in 1968. Denver and Boise, too of course. Michael, you borrowed my cufflinks that night at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA. I had to send someone old enough to get into the bar afterwords to get 'em back. Still have them.
Spoke with John Denver two weeks before his departure. Where's Boise these days? Last time I saw him he was in Duluth, Mn - long ago.
I think you were a neighbor at one time as well(?). Excelsior, Mn.
Been following you ever since and enjoying your music. Waitng for you to hit Houston. May have to break down and drive up to Big D in January 2002. Wouldnt be the worst thing I ever did.
Im glad you havent broken your hip and dropped out by now. Have you thought about doing Broadway again anytime? You could, you know...
Date: August 11, 2001 at 01:18:26
Name: aaron perez City & State: aptos california Source: sheer luck Comments: just a note to say thank you for your music.....i am having a heck of a time getting the chord changes to some of your songs.....my ears are saying...." hey,get some sheet music!.....do you have any songbooks or sheet music in print....somewhere.....when you gonna come to sunny calif?.......i have plenty of room here by the beach...
Date: August 08, 2001 at 11:53:03
Name: Bonny Holder City & State: Cedar Crest New Mexico Comments: Hey Mike! Happy birthday!
Date: August 06, 2001 at 01:45:25
Name: tod petersen City & State: calgary, alberta, canada Source: i met mj in nashville; he was quite clear on the website address.....!!! Comments: Hi there,
i just placed an order for "the early years"; the email is not correct...our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org; we left an address of email@example.com, which is our website address (as is www.petersendesigns.com);
if you ever get close to canada, i'd like to know where you'd be. Montana and Idaho are close.....
Date: July 31, 2001 at 17:38:25
Name: John Prince City & State: Orlando, Fl. Source: from back of CD Comments: I thought the "Then And Now" collection was excellent.
Date: July 28, 2001 at 15:55:34
Name: Katie Skrha City & State: Kenai Alaska Source: you gave it to me...... Comments: Hey Michael!!
I was visiting your web page and Im amazed! The articles you wrote taught me so much just by reading them... they're awesome! the songwriting one, and the stage fright one REALLY struck me--- that helped SO much- I didnt know YOU got stage fright too- I guess everyone does....
Anyway I just wanted to drop a message in the guest book since I was at the site anyway-
Oh- and if you ever make it to Ohio- promise me you will let me know so I can get tickets to the concert and see you- I will always look at your itinerary to see where you are and when- but let me know if you can!
I finally got your CD (Then and Now) delivered... I ordered it and it FINALLY got here- all I can say is this-- I LOVE IT!! Especially "Bluer then Blue" but Hobo sang that one before so I remembered it-- and "give me wings" I LOVE that one too!
Im heading back to OH next friday-- so you wont hear from me till like the 16th or so of August- but till then I will be on-line hoping to get an e-mail from you! :-)
Last night I told Hobo I had a surprise for him-- I introduced a song I wrote as "My Inspitation" a song I wrote for Hobo-- I think he got -- a bit teary eyed--- I was so happy that he liked it! it all went as planned! it was awesome!
Anyway hope your doing OK- Drop me an e-mail if you get a chance.... you know my address. I've written you like 4--
Date: July 25, 2001 at 16:38:24
Name: Scott Nienhaus City & State: Nashville, TN Source: Michael told me, and I remembered!!! Comments: Hey Michael,
It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with you, and so great to see you perform. A fine time for all!! Please keep in touch and of course, if you ever need some singers.........:)
Hope to hear from you soon,
Scott (Byrds Celebration)
Date: July 19, 2001 at 21:46:08
Name: Katie Skrha City & State: Kenai Alaksa Source: Im looking to keep in touch with you-- remember me?? Comments: I am looking to keep in touch with you! I never got to thank you for playing guitar for me when I sang the National Antem at the Classic- and I want to see you again. You are in Alaksa now still arnt you? At least lets keep in touch if you can find it in your busy scheduel.... maybe!! please!
Thank you so much!
Date: July 16, 2001 at 21:27:22
Name: Bill Krohn City & State: Kalamazoo MI Comments: I run Krohn's Boulevard Records at http://www.kalnet.net/krohn and I even have some MJ records. I have so many boxes sitting around waiting to be listed, but I know I found one of his. Rock On!!
Date: July 15, 2001 at 12:17:03
Name: Winn Skinner City & State: Denton, Texas Source: just searched for Michael and Music Comments: I listened to my new CD of your early 3-album compilation last night and was transported back to being 19 and in college at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn. ... and the sweetness of that youth and idealism and first love and first exposure to a single musician doing his magic with a guitar.
Thank you for the memories and for re-releasing that music so I can share it with my daughter. My albums with your music are long ruined from many moves and Texas heat... but now I have the sounds again! I bought the CD as a treat to me for my birthday... 45 on July 17th... and the hours I spent last night listening and singing along with the still familiar tunes and words brought great joy and a renewed appreciation for the experience of words and music through my own experience of 45 years.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And I'm looking forward to your performances in the Dallas area.
Date: July 13, 2001 at 18:43:11
Name: Jeff Johnson City & State: Bend, OR Source: I met Michael on a flight from Minneapolis, MN to Nashville, TN and he gave me this information. Comments: Michael,
Greetings from Bend, Oregon!!!!
We met on the flight from Minneapolis, MN to Nashville, TN on the last day of June 2001. I was going to Nashville to compete in the International Barbershop Chorus Competition.
It was great meeting you and getting this website information so I can get CD's of your early recordings. Anna and I had a great time in Nashville! What a great city!
Thank you very much for your latest recording "Live at the Bluebird Cafe" We love it!! We listened to it while driving to Memphis and then back to Nashville.
We would love to hear from you when you get a chance!!
Keep up the GREAT work!!
We send love,
Jeff and Anna Johnson
Date: July 03, 2001 at 17:54:10
Name: John & Mary Lee City & State: Brandon, SD Source: MJ told me Comments: Michael, Mary & I enjoyed your Sioux Falls (Brewery) gig June 29th!
....my birthday by the way, in case you forgot! It was a treat. We are looking forward to seeing you and Leo this Fall at the Brandon Performing Arts Center. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you when you are here. We're in the "Book". John & Mary Lee
Date: July 02, 2001 at 14:12:37
Name: Dianne Erdmann City & State: Sioux Falls, SD Source: A friend Comments: Michael (are you the one reading this or do you have a designated person for that?): I just had to take this opportunity to tell you how pleased I was to have my friend (and yours) tell me about this site. Cheryl P. was at your outdoor gathering on Friday at the Brewery here in Sioux Falls. She said it was a small gathering but wonderful none-the-less. When she showed me (and allowed me to listen to) your Early Albums CD I was thrilled. I have been trying to find these on CDs for some time. I have been a fan so long that all I have are the albums. I can't tell you how much I enjoy your music. Well, actually I can. I am a member of the South Dakota Poetry Society, and I can tell a fellow poet when I hear one. It is a such a blessing to have the ability to reach another person with words. You add that second layer of music and create magic. God bless.
P.S. When Cheryl allowed me to listen to this I accidentally spilled coffee on the jewel-case....she was gracious and said that at least it is now stained with her 2nd favorite beverage (the first being beer.) I have asked with my order if there is any possibility of getting a new insert...Luckily, the CD was NOT in the case at the time. Don't know why I shared that exactly other than it was such a Cheryl thing to say. (I don't know why you have let her chauffeur you around in the past, she is such a maniac behind the wheel...but so entertaining you tend to forget.)
Again, I am so looking forward to receiving the CD.
Date: June 25, 2001 at 22:33:12
Name: Brian Hinselwood City & State: Brisbane Source: folkdj Comments: I run a weekly programme on Bay FM, and was wondering if you would like some air play down here. If so please send any info, cds etc to Brian Hinselwood PO Box 5652 West End Queensland Australia 4101.love the site, thank you.
Date: June 21, 2001 at 03:36:36
Name: Andrew Edward Johnson City & State: Denva, Colorado Source: Live at the Bluebird Cafe CD Comments: Hi Micheal, what an incredible website! Hey, I have had this funny urge to talk to you. Things are going well in Denver. I got to lay down some tracks on a blues album........maybe you can take a listen some day. Also acted in a comedy sketch, that fetched "best new comedy", at the Houston International Film Festival 2001. I hope things are going great. Just feel like hearing your voice one of these days.
Date: June 17, 2001 at 11:29:53
Name: Steve Ross City & State: Chicago, IL Source: Folkstage concert on WFMT Comments: I remember seeing you in Rockford many moons ago at Charlotte's Web with Steve Goodman. I enjoyed hearing you on Folkstage last night but was disappointed that you aren't making any other Chicago-area performances. Are you going to be performing in the Chicago area soon?
Date: June 16, 2001 at 01:37:32
Name: Nancy Felixson City & State: Los Angeles, CA Source: Howard and Roz Larman Comments: Please add me to your mailing list, so that I may attend concerts in the Los Angeles area. I met you many years ago at McCabe's Guitar Shop (where I have worked since 1978)...and I'd love to hear you perform.
Date: June 11, 2001 at 19:59:40
Name: Oliver Jung City & State: D-93059 Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany Source: through artist direct-site Comments: wow, it's great to find out that you are (a) still alive and (b) have this wonderful site!!! it's not easy to hear about you over here. even though i was introduced to your music in germany by a classmate back in early 1979. i am still impressed by your rendition of "almost like being in love". somehow it's both mystical and frightening. later i happened to find the "doors" album and "lifetime guarantee", "that's that" and the one with "company man". once more i was surprised that we obviously seem to share the same taste for songwriters: jeremy lubbock, hugh prestwood, janis ian, tom snow...
you are a great singer, a great songwriter and a great guitar player.
keep recording. i wish you the very best.
oliver jung from germany
Date: June 06, 2001 at 23:57:49
Name: Rich Upton City & State: Austin, Texas Source: Trying to find an official Michael Johnson site Comments: I'm a longtime fan, and I particularly like Michael's treatment of "Whenever I Call You Friend". Does anyone know where I can find the chords that Michael plays in that arrangement? I've figured out about a third of it, but I'm stuck!
Date: May 31, 2001 at 22:42:30
Name: Craig T. Olson City & State: mpls Source: sherlock Comments: Michael,
It's Craig T. the old one man show from Mpls and Nashville.
Great to see you have someone who cares enough to put up and maintain a quality site for you.
I've read the message board and I'm not gonna tell any old road war storys, but I will stroke you in public.
You are the real deal man. No One has ever mixed a gut string and one voice together like you. Not Rankin, Not Newberry, Not Gatlin, Not Denver, Not Gill, Not Morris, No one but you buddy.
I'm a forever fan, informal friend and will always do one or two of your vintage tunes in a show just to turn people on to your gift.
Like Tony Bennett it only gets better with age if we can keep the mental part fresh and the body clean.
Date: May 27, 2001 at 01:31:27
Name: Bob and Karen Hayes City & State: North Little Rock, Arkansas Source: Crow told me about it. Comments: Hey Michael,
Karen and I were at Riverfest today and saw Crow. I asked her to
pass along my e-mail address and telephone number to you. I am
still doing club gigs here in Little Rock. I may have to wait until
next April to see you but If I am not working August 2nd, I might
make it up to Fort Smith for the early evening concert you have
It's has been a long time and I would like to see and/or talk with you,
Date: May 11, 2001 at 17:31:23
Name: Jeff Voelkel City & State: Mukwonago, Wisconsin Source: Long time fan Comments: Michael,
My wife Jean is a big fan since her days at Wartburg College. In fact you came and performed for my sister-in-law, Sarah Salzwedel's 40th birthday last year. Jean's brother Jack Salzwedel arranged it in Waunakee, Wisconsin last summer. I hope you remember, because we loved it and had a wonderful time. Well, the real reason I am writing, is that Jean's birthday is coming up and she wants the album with "Bristlecone Pine" on it. I find out from you web site that the album, "Michael Johnson", (Atlantic 82304-2 from 1992) is no longer available. I could be a big hero if you could let me know if there is any way to get a hold of that album/tape/CD.
I hope all is well with you. Let me know if you are coming to the Milwaukee area any time this summer. We would love to see you again.
Thanks for your help,
Date: May 03, 2001 at 20:01:01
Name: WALTER HRUBY City & State: Dollard,h9g1g4 Source: OFF OF A C.D. Comments: LOVE YOUR WORK. THANKS FOR THE GREAT MUSIC. I HAVE ALMOST ALL YOUR MATERIAL EXCEPT FIRST ALBUM AND LATEST C.D. IT WOULD BE AN HONOUR TO HAVE THE EARLY ALBUMS C.D. AND THE LIVE AT SIGNED IN MY COLLECTION.
Date: May 02, 2001 at 13:43:56
Name: Christian Kuschel City & State: Schwabach, Germany Source: Booklet of latest CD release Comments: Hi Michael -
ordered (and received) both the Greatest Hits album and the latest Live at the Bluebird Cafe release through Amazon. Love both discs; glad you still make beautiful music. Isn't it great how the Internet offers us opportunities to find out what happened to people you've lost sight of over the years (and the continents)?
I'll check by regularly. Any plans to tour Europe?
Date: May 01, 2001 at 23:15:11
Name: Julie City & State: Raleigh, NC Source: search engine Comments: Hi Michael ~ I have always loved the song "I Will Whisper Your Name" - and I am ordering one of your CD's. I am a singer and we are in the selection process for my 3rd CD - and I am hoping to sing that song. Please visit my website at www.Juliesmusic.com to learn more about my music. Keep up the wonderful lyrics and singing - you have a truly wonderful talent - thanks for sharing it with the world!
All the best,
Date: April 21, 2001 at 00:18:25
Name: Kim Mezzenga City & State: West Bend, WI Source: General search (MSN) Comments: This is great! My wife, Vicki, and I have been fans since high school in Minnetonka, MN (long, long ago). She gave me a copy of "There is a breeze". Our second date was a concert (Guthrie or Orpheum, the memory goes first). I recall the audience requested the SUPER VALU promo. I have just ordered the early music set for Vicki for Mother's Day. It just occurred to me that if Michael signs the CDs, would it be possible to get it personalized for her? My order number is 47-2258. I had heard that Michael lived in the burbs of Minneapolis. Is that true?
Thanks for the great music and the great memories. "There is a breeze" is attached to a lot of them.
Date: April 17, 2001 at 09:44:38
Name: Robert Barter City & State: Berwick, Maine Source: Great luck! Comments: Dear Mr. Johnson,
I've been a fan since the Denver, Boise and Johnson days, and in the 1980's was pleased to see you were once more recording.
A friend -and fellow musician- had those even earlier albums , and when I got on the Internet, I was surprised and glad to see they were available on a two-disc set, three albums on one disc. I ordered immediately (sent a check via the mail) last week and am looking forward to receiving this set soon! Many thanks for your incredible music. My wife Nancy loves it as much as Ido!
Date: April 15, 2001 at 00:22:13
Name: Wayne Lass City & State: Conyers, GA Source: e-mail from Hillary Sargent Comments: I just heard from Hillary Sargent for the first time in at least 35 years. What a blast from the past! She mentioned that you 2 keep in touch from time to time, and sent me your web address. I've often wondered what you've been up to since the days of IT'S HERE, THE RUM RUNNERS, the recordings we made in your apartment, etc. when you were hanging out with Candy Forrest in the early '60s. I wouldn't be suprised if I still had some recordings laying around in the basement somewhere. Perhaps I'll get ambitious and go through some of them some day. I know I have some stuff from the Rum Runners. It's good to see that you are still writing and performing. Maybe I'll get one of your CDs to check out what you're doing. Wayne Lass
Date: April 12, 2001 at 20:13:29
Name: Mike Curry City & State: Tracy, Ca. Source: engine search Comments: Hi Mike, I guess I'm one of very few who at HFHS and in Greeley who knew you as Mike. I've followed your music since you and John Denver were on The Mike Douglas Show in the mid 60's. I went to our high school reunion a couple of years ago and everyone was so happy for you. I'll buy you dinner when you come to the Bay Area. Let me know! Mike Curry
Date: April 08, 2001 at 17:57:21
Name: David E. Brown City & State: San Diego,CA Source: Friend told me about it. Comments: LOVE YOUR MUSIC.
Date: April 07, 2001 at 14:50:58
Name: Tom Snellgrove City & State: Ft. Lauderdale, Fl Source: MJ gave it to me Comments: Just saw your show here in Ft. Lauderdale (Singer house concert series) and had a wonderful time. Have been a big fan for a long time. I was the one who tried to shake your hane and wound up bumping youe elbo instead (after isn't that where the expression came from?? ...."rubbing elbo's with the celebrities") I also mentioned that I wore the grooves off of 4 MJ Albums. In any event, I am taking a flier and am going to ask a question (which may never get answered) but here goes....Any suggestions on where someone who has written a bunch of songs (of course copyrighted) and simply wants to solicit them to singers/artists (which is of course what everyone in Nashvegas wants to do isn't it? )....whaty I'm trying to ask is how does one go about it.....is there a publication that lists addresses etc...? Or does everyone need to know a Tony Arata, Don Schlitz, Bob DiPiero etc.. to get somewhere? In any event we all had a great time and greatly admire your talent as a singer/song-writer/entertainer. You have been one of my idols for a long time. Thanks again.
Date: March 28, 2001 at 00:20:14
Name: Sister Tammi City & State: "Snotts"dale, Arizona Source: We're blood, eh? ~grin~ Comments: Miss you....lets talk!!!!I'm a Cordon Bleu Grad, ya know....now I can REALLY cook! Love you!!! T
Date: March 21, 2001 at 12:50:25
Name: Mary Manrod City & State: Chandler, Arizona Comments: Michael,
I'd love to hear from you. Is there any way that I can get you to come perform in the Phoenix, Arizona area. I don't know how to set up a booking, but I will do whatever I can to make it happen. I've really missed you, since I moved from Rockford. My son Michael says hi to you and is also a big fan. It is amazing how fast our boys have grown into men. He would love to see you. I don't remember if I ever brought him to a concert when he was a kid. But we fight over your CDs. It seems that they never grow out of the "hit the refrigerator, the movies and the Cds as soon as they come in the door" phase. Michael has his own condo, but he comes over to raid my music, food and DVD stash. I guess I'll have to buy him his own copies of your CDs.
Your friendship meant a great deal to me when I was going through being single again, and your music has always inspired me. Thank you for touching so many of us.
Date: March 20, 2001 at 01:03:04
Name: HERB CARLSON City & State: Rockford,Illinois Source: Search: Micheal Johnson --Scrolled to the right one Comments: MICHAEL, TAKE YOUR MIND BACK TO A GENTLER TIME. CHARLOTTE'S WEB. 1971-72-73. IT WAS 1972. IT WAS WINTER. IT WAS COLD AND SNOWING HARD AND NO ONE SHOWED UP TO WATCH YOU PERFORM. THE FEW EMPLOYEES WHO MADE IT IN DECIDED TO GO HOME. I LEFT TOO, BUT PROMISED TO BRING BACK A BOTTLE OF COURVOSIER V.S.O.P. YOU AND I SPENT THE REST OF THE NIGHT DRINKING BRANDY, BEHIND THE STAGE, WHILE YOU "WARMED UP" YOUR GUITAR FINGERS FOR THE NEXT 6 HOURS. AND I...WELL, I WAS WAS TREATED TO A SPECIAL PRIVATE CONCERT FROM A MASTER MUSICIAN, WITH A REPERTOIRE THAT SEEMINGLY HAD NO END! TO THIS DAY, I AM REMINDED OF YOUR KINDNESS, YOUR ENERGY, AND HOW YOU LIT THOSE STRINGS ON F I R E WITH YOUR PASSION! AND WHEN THE NIGHT DREW LATE, I TRUDGED HOME IN THE DEEP SNOW, MY BRAIN REELING FROM THOSE MAGNIFICENT MUSICAL HOURS, AND A WEE TOO MUCH BRANDY. SUCH WAS THE MAGIC OF A SOLITARY NIGHT WITH MICHAEL JOHNSON! AND, TO THIS VERY DAY, IT HAS BURNED AN ORTHOCON IMAGE IN MY HEART; THERE TO REST ALWAYS. THANK YOU, MAD MUSICIAN. SHOULD YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF NEAR ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, I AM A STONE'S THROW FROM TOAD HALL. MY ADDRESS IS 1203 18TH STREET AND I HAVE A THING GOING ON IN MY HOUSE CALLED :records in the basement; ABOUT 40,000 33's AND 45's. WEB SITE SOON. CALL MY HOME YOUR REFUGE FROM THE ROAD. MY PHONE IS 815-397-7307. THE KEY TO THE HOUSE IS YOURS FOR THE TAKING, OLD ROAD WARRIOR. COME ANY TIME AND LICK YOUR WOUNDS. SINCERELY, herb carlson
Date: March 17, 2001 at 14:31:53
Name: Ricky Socolsky City & State: Buenos Aires - Argentina Source: Looking for MJ info on the net Comments: I am an Argentine fan of you, since the 70' . In my country you are not very known, but i have a lot of your albums. I think that your voice an your way to play music is sensible and very special, sometimes y play your music to my sons and we enjoy it very much. Will you come to Argentina any time? It is far but a beautyfull place to know. Bye! Ricky
Date: March 15, 2001 at 20:27:51
Name: Jon Pudlitzke City & State: LaCenter, Wa Source: I've had it as a favorite for over a year. Comments: Was just checking your Concert Itinerary and on May 19 you'll be in Grants Pass, OR @ the Rogue Theater. well my bride and I have been looking forward to you returning to the land of rain "Gods Country" for some time. But what do ya think the chances are that we will be leaving for Hawaii the same day...if you said 100% you win! We'll catch you next time.
break a leg.
Jon & Reesa.
Date: March 07, 2001 at 19:52:20
Name: phil bassett City & State: stoneham,massachusetts Source: did a search.....(not the runner again) Comments: wow...what a blast from the past......i was going through my album (yes real LP albums) and found a well worn favorite (There is a breeze)this was of those records that got me through my difficult times in life in the 70s.....i even have a review of the album taped on the back....and two greg brown covers...got to know him from this record....is michael ever gonna be around the east coast?
Date: March 05, 2001 at 20:29:38
Name: Richard Boehnen City & State: N709 Hwy 113 Lodi Comments: Howdy! My name is Richard Boehnen. I am the Coordinator for the Saddle-up for St. Jude Research Hospital Trail ride. This will be our 5th annual ride in the scenic Lodi,Wi area. In the past 4 years we have raised over $48,000.Would you like to be a part of this great event? Would you consider a prize dontation to help us reward our riders for their fund raising efforts? Or our live auction? You can verify this event by calling the St Jude Hospital at 1-800-457-2444. When calling you will need to give them the following information: When May 19,2001,My phone#( 608 )592-5592
my name Richard Boehnen.For more specific information you can contact me at the above phone# or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you for your time,
Date: March 05, 2001 at 06:53:44
Name: ben City & State: uk Comments: great site
Date: February 25, 2001 at 04:40:08
Name: Sylvia City & State: Portland Source: Google Search Comments: Michael, I was delighted to find the Japanese import of "Dialogue" on the Tower website, and it arrived today. I am thrilled to have the song "Dialogue" on CD now (what a wonderful arrangment!), as well as many of the other fine tunes on these albums. By the looks of this site, it sounds like you are doing well in life. Best wishes always....
Date: February 21, 2001 at 02:30:18
Name: kevin michael dee City & State: anchorage alaska Source: by a friend Comments: I was wonderfully surprised to see that the early albums were now available as my old vinyl disappeared into the cosmos long ago and I have missed hearing so many of the tunes I love. I first saw Michael in Sioux city Iowa and met him backstage after the really informal concert at Morningside college. His soft demeanor and ability to laugh at himself made everyone feel at ease. He also played a little effacing ditty about couintry music which in later years I found even more amusing. Its a pleasure to reconnect to music I have found to be very beautiful, heartfelt and timeless.
Date: February 16, 2001 at 21:29:47
Name: Joan City & State: Minnetonka, MN, your old neighborhood Source: searching for the old albums.... Comments: Hi Michael,
I've got many great memories of seeing your shows every year on the day after Christmas at Orchestra Hall. Your music has always been inspiring and has taught me to appreciate other artists as well. I'm pleased that now I can get your older albums on CD - that's the music I grew up listening to!
Date: February 16, 2001 at 16:46:13
Name: Dan Madison City & State: Altamont, N.y. Source: websearch msn Comments: been a fan for years !!!
Date: February 12, 2001 at 19:33:06
Name: DC Randle City & State: Minneapolis, MN Source: browsing for your old albums Comments: Hello Mike, I am one of your long lost fans from the early 80's. We have spent time together in Decorah, IA and in Minneapolis and Waverly, IA at Wartburg when you used to do your early concerts. Do you remember the concert at Luther College one of your first times playing there, and a group of CRAZY camp counselors took you out to the bar in town when you were staying at the Cliffhouse. We played pool, sang songs and had a riot together. One of us still has your Coke can from that night!! I will write more later but would be very interested in seeing you again. How is Stanley?? your Wife?? Do you still have the t-shirt we gave you from a concert. On the front it says EWALU?? Write back if you get this message and would care to get in touch... your friend, DC
Date: February 06, 2001 at 08:15:43
Name: Jayne Margo-Reby City & State: Miami, Florida Source: singerfolkmusic.com Comments: Hi Michael! I saw you perform at Musician's Exchange a long time ago
with some friends of yours, George and Jenny Blackwell. They introduced me to your music and I've been a fan ever since. Thanks for finally putting your first three albums on CD. I've been searching for them for years!
I'm looking forward to seeing you in April at the house concert.
Take care and thanks for the music.
Date: February 03, 2001 at 22:55:55
Name: Mike McMahon City & State: Glendale, AZ Source: Bluebird Cafe Comments: Michael,
Thank you very much for your music, I've listened to you since your first public album. Mr. Sawyer + Mr. Finn is one of my favorite all time songs. Extremely tough to get your older stuff on CD! Thanks again!! Mike McMahon
Date: February 02, 2001 at 02:40:11
Name: Jay Beck City & State: Madison, SD Source: Album Cover Comments:
Have been performing your style of music for quite some time. I really enjoy playing Hugh Prestwood's music. I was recently playing "Bristlecone Pine" at a private party and the woman in the front row got a nosebleed. Talk about effective lyrics. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Sioux Falls on Feb.14.
Date: January 31, 2001 at 00:41:53
Name: Eliot Wald City & State: Los Angeles Source: My friend Google Comments: Michael - It has been a long time. What, 25 years since the Earl of Old Town? I think I ran into you once at Park West. Was I already living in New York? I read your two pieces on Perseverance. What I tell friends is, my greatest boast is that I done nothing but write for a living for 29 years. And you...the same for music, no? Anyway, I have no idea whether you actually read this stuff, but I'll say my name and see if you answer. It would be sweet if you remembered me. Best -- Eliot Wald (from the Chicago Sun-Times and PBS' Soundstage back in the Pleistocene Era).
Date: January 27, 2001 at 20:31:24
Name: Rande G. Jacobson City & State: Rockford Illinois Source: listed on CD Comments: Hi there,
I ordered two CD's from your web site. I had them in my hands in less then one week. Very fast and good service. Thank you very much.
Rande G. Jacobson
Date: January 19, 2001 at 08:52:09
Name: Kevin Thomas City & State: Huntington,NY Source: search Comments: I have been a Michael Johnson fan for many years.I decided to put in a search to learn more about this extremely talented entertainer..I'm very pleased to have found this site..I have a few of his cd's and listen to them constantly..I find his guitar playing & voice a comfort to my soul.
Date: January 18, 2001 at 19:19:07
Name: Paul Kucharski City & State: Milwaukee WI Source: Musi-CAL Comments: Hi Michael,
I came across your web site and your articles and was wondering if you'd give me permission to reprint your "Solo Performing, An Overview" article on my web site: Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar
My site is a non-profit special interest site visited my thousands of guitar players each week and I have a growing collection of articles of interest to fingerstyle guitarists. Your article would definitely be of great interest to my visitors. You can see what this article would look like here:
There are of course credits and links back to your site. Let me know if you'd allow me to add this article to the site.
Thanks for your time.
Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar
Date: January 18, 2001 at 14:44:19
Name: Susie Tritter City & State: Houston, Texas Source: Being a long time MJ fan, I looked for it until I found it. Comments: When will you come to Houston again? I missed you last year and this doesn't appear to be a regular stop on your tour. You should make it so!
Date: January 16, 2001 at 21:48:26
Name: Don & Wendy Nickel City & State: Kiester, MN Comments: Michael,
It was great to meet you after the Minnesota Fair Board Convention show case on Friday night. Hope your concert went well on Saturday night in St. Peter. I was bummed out when I found out that when the concert was rescheduled we had the committment at the Fair Board Convention. It was a pleasant surprise to see your name on the list of the show case participants. I look forward to your concert next year in St. Peter and please play "Political Science."
Date: January 07, 2001 at 09:23:47
Name: Bruce Kiesling City & State: Minneapolis, MN Source: Brother Comments: Had the pleassure of working with you at the Whole Coffeehouse, University of Minnesota, back in the 70's and have been a big fan ever since. I have to admit to some disappointment when you went "country" but have still enjoyed your music none-the-less.
Date: January 06, 2001 at 22:45:29
Name: Dana John Melius City & State: Winthrop, MN 55396 Source: Internet search Comments: I am looking forward to Michael's rescheduled performance Jan. 13 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. I haven't seen Michael perform since a unique concert at the now closed Cat 'N Fiddle in rural New Ulm during the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame induction of Johnson quite a few years ago. There were only about 100 people, but the intimate setting was memorable. I'm hoping he'll play "Give Me Wings," for it reminds me of letting go of my daughter, Ambryn, who is now a sophomore at Gustavus. She bought us the tickets for this concert. Thanks.
Date: January 03, 2001 at 02:25:41
Name: Dennis Yanos City & State: Honolulu, HI Comments: A Happy New Year to all, especially Michael!
Hoping for your next cd release soon!!!
Date: December 30, 2000 at 14:16:50
Name: Jennifer Skalberg City & State: St. Louis Park, MN Source: the insert in the Bluebird Cafe cd Comments: Been a huge fan, or fanatic, since the mid-70's. Saw a concert somewhere in Mpls. back then and have been hooked ever since. Michael, I'm disappointed your history didn't say anything about you living in MN. I was even a fan during my downward spiral into alcoholism. Been sober a long time now and even had the wonderful experience of seeing MJ and Don S. play together at the West Suburban Alano in Minnetonka. Don S. can sure play that harp, but nothing compares to Michael's voice and guitar playing. I'm also a friend of Joseph's, a former sponsee of yours. He can imitate you to the T. Sure have missed you at Orchestra hall the last few years. I think I'll call Joseph and see if he wants to make a road trip to St. Peter on the 13th.
Date: December 23, 2000 at 00:06:13
Name: Becky and Craig Brown City & State: San Mateo, CA Source: have known it for awhile now Comments: Seasons Greetings Michael. Remember your ol' friends from Sioux Falls, South Dakota--Craig and Becky. We just celebrated one year of wedded bliss in October. We are lovin' the California climate and culture. We would sure love to hear from you and see you if you ever are out here. Miss your friendship.
Date: December 21, 2000 at 13:25:51
Name: paul wiig City & State: colo spgs, co Source: standard search on web Comments: attended concert in the springs awhile back-one of the most intimate and enjoyable evenings we have experienced-Michael's guitar skills coupled with his singing was exillerating!-come back to CS!!! - where can i get the cords to "i will whisper your name" and "the moon is still over he shoulder"?
Date: December 14, 2000 at 18:57:05
Name: Barry Shutz City & State: Milltown, NJ Comments: Michael,
I've been a fan for years and have purchased your music at your site, most recently LIVE At The Bluebird Cafe and the Early Albums. I really wanted the live album because my wife and I had to pass up a chance to see you perform live in Greenwich, CT last year because of a sudden Illness. I rgretted not being there and the live album at least gives a flavor for your in person performance. Company Man is one of my all time favorites and I was glad to see that it was on the album. Hope you come to our area again so we can see you in person.
Thanks for the music and keep it coming!
Date: December 11, 2000 at 15:12:35
Name: Diane AmEnde City & State: Manchester, CT Source: dogpile.com Comments: My husband's favorite holiday song is "This Time of Year" and I have been searching for it for years. I've learned that it is on "Mistletoe & Memories" 1987/88 but I cannot find that CD. Any ideas on how to find it or where to search?
Many thanks for your help!
Date: December 09, 2000 at 14:22:56
Name: tom ryan City & State: mpls Comments: Cindy, Please call me when you get time, I have left Micheal lots of e-mails but nothing, Let me know If he's ok
Date: December 07, 2000 at 14:57:43
Name: Lori Shropshire City & State: Nashville, TN 37221 Comments: Hello Michael! I enjoyed our conversation last night. It's always great to hear you sing, you're one of my favorite vocalists. And thanks for the encouragement re: learning the guitar, because I'm tempted to just give up after watching you perform! But I've decided to be inspired instead of intimidated ... and gee, it sure was fun to "gherm" you! In friendship, Lori
Date: December 07, 2000 at 14:31:36
Name: Lisa Logan City & State: Nashville, Tennessee Source: thru Michael at a show at the Bluebird Comments: Hi Michael!!!
We met briefly last night as you passed by my table and we tried to recall a show you did in Canada. (I was the one you so graciously told not to sit down for my chair had fallen over as I got up to speak with you. Thanks for choosing to warn me over a visual I'm sure would have been tempting to be tight-lipped about). It could have been the Black and Wy tour I saw you on but I'll have to email my friend, Mark La Pointe back home and ask him. I know he'll remember because he was able to go back stage to meet you that night (a major highlight for him as he too is a huge fan!!!) Thank you so much for sharing your gifts of music and laughter. I was expecting incredible music but I had know idea how funny you were!!! I had the same experience when I went to see Deepak Chopra speak ...he too was not only intelligent but very funny, who knew?!! I was so inspired last night after the show that I came home and wrote a song. It still needs a little work but the first line is "I wanna write a song so great you'll never hear it on the radio" (a topic you and I touched on for a moment last night). It goes on to talk about wanting to do things in life to the fullest and realizing that the best things in life are seldom obvious (ie. God usually comes thru a window and rarely a door). I want to thank you all last night for the inspiration for this one. I'll send it to you when I'm done if you're interested in hearing it!! Let me know!! Well I should sign off here but I just wanted to let you know that your music once again did what music is meant to do and that is move people. Another magical night at the Bluebird Cafe!!!! If I continue seeing shows like the one last night I really need to take up stocks in Kleenex...there winning out here big time!!! Thanks for inviting me to write you or I probably wouldn't have but your invitation pretty much confirmed that you read these comments. Hope to hear from you and if not Happy Holidays ("Christians roasting on an open fire", too funny!!!) and I'll do my best to catch you the next time you're in town!!!
love and light,
Date: December 04, 2000 at 02:29:24
Name: Michael Tetzlaff City & State: Austin, TX Source: Yahoo Search Comments: Michael,
I don't know if you get these messages or not, but I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful gift of music that you have passed on to us.
I had the distinct pleasure of seeing you in concert at your 26-Dec concert about 8 years ago. You weren't in the best of health that night, but you still put forth an incredible show. I had heard of your big hit numbers, but was totally blown away. Anyway, I am starting to sound like a 14-yr old girl.
Again, THANK YOU, and please keep 'em coming.
Date: December 01, 2000 at 21:54:42
Name: Janie Minkin City & State: Evanston, Il Source: I know Michael Comments: Hi Michael!
How are you? We haven't seen you in a while. We're doing well. If you make it to Chicago, give us a call. We have a new phone number 847-673-2663.
Hope you are well.
Jim & Janie Minkin
Date: November 25, 2000 at 13:24:57
Name: Jeff Vyvyan City & State: Union Grove Wisconsin Source: Been a fan for years. Was'nt hard. Comments: Hi Mike;
I had the chance to see you perform in Cederberg Wi. last Febuary. Enjoyed your show very much. One song left me in stitches and I laughed for a week. It was the old 40's rendesion of You Make Me Feel So Young, or (So So) as you put it. I had a wife like that.Bad for me,but if I could find that song on a recording,it would be good for you.
Thanks & Happy holidays
Long time fan
Date: November 16, 2000 at 19:09:54
Name: Mike Tiderman City & State: Sanders, AZ Source: Looking for MJ music as a general search Comments: Love the music!! Glad there's a "Best of..." still available...gotta get it soon!! Another of my very favorites is John Denver who I was fascinated to find out played in the Mitchell Trio w/Michael.
Date: November 14, 2000 at 15:43:59
Name: justin City & State: valdosta, ga Source: browsing Comments: can you send me the tab. for dixie please.
Date: November 12, 2000 at 13:01:59
Name: Red Horse Records Nashville City & State: Nashville, TN Source: surfed in Comments: Enjoyed the site.
Date: November 10, 2000 at 13:05:31
Name: Donna Mitchell City & State: Redondo Beach, CA Source: Off of one of his CDs Comments: My sisters and I have been fans of yours since the 70's, when we use to listen to a radio station in L.A. county, KNXFM. They played alot of your music and the great music from other artists which no other station would play. My sister has your Dialogue Album and since turntables are hard to come by...I went out last year and bought the Then and Now CD. Of course, I wish the song Doors was on it, but at least I have one of your CD's. Are you ever planning on coming to LA? We wish you would, so that we could have the opportunity of hearing you in person. You are truly an outstanding songwriter and singer, and I wish there was a station that dedicated their time to playing your style of music. Whatever happened to all those artists who sang that style of music. (Jennifer Warrens, Lauren Wood, Amy Holland, Michael McDonald, Maxis, Sneaker, ....the list goes on and on if you hated pop and hard rock in the 70's. Anyway, we're so glad you're still out there performing, but if you could perform closer to L.A. life would be grand. Donna
Date: November 04, 2000 at 23:02:48
Name: Ava Victoria City & State: San Francisco, California Source: postcard from Michael Comments: Dear Michael,
A few years ago you and I had correspondence about Bud Dashiell from Bud&Travis. I sent my CD to you HYBRID SONGBIRD. Have you visited www.budandtravis.com ?? I told Tom Straw who handles the site that you had a fondness for Bud's work and that he should contact you. He entered an interview with me on the site. I hope all is well with you Michael. I love your recordings. I own the vinyl so you know I've loved you for a long time. I should get current, so I'll visit your discography section. GOOD HEALTH AND GOOD LIFE!!!!! Ava Victoria
Date: November 01, 2000 at 13:12:22
Name: Michael Gionet City & State: Nashville, TN Source: Searched for it. Comments: Hi, Mr. Johnson.
I worked a few years ago at the Tower Records here in Nashville, and you came in a few evenings...we talked about Peggy Lee & Rosemary Clooney. I was struck by how modest & kind you were. I just discovered your Greatest Hits on Razor & Tie and was so happy to hear those songs on disc. I recently lost my mom to cancer and have always felt that "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder" could be the theme to my parents' 35-year marriage, although I'm sure you hear that all the time. Just wanted to let you know you are appreciated. I'm headed out now to get your new live CD.
Thanks very much.
Date: October 29, 2000 at 13:13:58
Name: Val and Karl Peterson City & State: Lake Havasu City, AZ Source: was on a Michael Johnson mission for info, Comments: Now that we have moved to Arizona one of the things I miss about leaving Minnesota is seeing you perform at St.Ben's college. Would love to see you again and hopefully you will be somewhere near here. Love your music and just introduced it to my husband and he agrees. Next order of business is getting some new cds. Thanks for the great music.Older generation fans. Val and Karl.
Date: October 20, 2000 at 18:11:50
Name: P. Mary Manrod City & State: Chandler, Arizona
Comments: Hey Michael,
I have a possible lead as to a place for you to play in Tempe, Arizona. If it works out for you, let me know and you and Sally can stay with me, while you're here. Please Email me for info.
Date: October 19, 2000 at 19:04:27
Name: P. Mary Manrod City & State: Chandler, Arizona Source: Ordered cds from website Comments: Michael,
I just got the cds that I ordered. Boy, was that fast. I hope everything is going well for you and the family. My son, Michael, is now 20 years old, so your sons must be pretty well grown, also. It's amazing, isn't it? I hope that you will be playing in Arizona some time soon. If so, please let me know. I would love to see you play again. I hear that you are playing up in Rockford, in a couple weeks. I'm sorrry to be missing it. Please email me when you get a chance to let me know how you are. You were a good friend to me at a time when I very much needed it and I think of you often. I was delighted to find your website and be able to order some of the cds that were missing from my collection. They are great. Take care of yourself.
Date: October 13, 2000 at 03:28:42
Name: Dennis Yanos City & State: Honolulu
Comments: Any chance a large poster (autographed) is in development?
perhaps with the Bluebird Cafe as the background?
Date: October 09, 2000 at 18:47:03
Name: Toby Roodman City & State: Morgan Hill, California Source: Folk DJ list via Larman's @Folkscene Comments: Hi Michael, It was good to see you in Kerrville in June. Best--Toby, Napa Valley Music & Wine Festival
Date: October 05, 2000 at 23:08:26
Name: Lori Sue Baus City & State: Massillon, Ohio Source: excite search engine Comments: Driving home last nite I heard one of my all time favorite songs on the radio. It was "That's That". I had the windows of my red cavalier rolled down and the radio turned up as i sang along with gleeful abandon. Just when i was thinking that it didn't get much better than that, i saw a deer walk across the road in front of me. I stopped and watched this delicate and gangly creature cross, the music still playing, and thought, "Wow. Thank you, God, for beautiful little moments like this".
I saw Michael Johnson perform at the Wildcat Ranch in Navarre, Ohio back in the fall of 1991. He was the headliner at a benefit concert for Richard Laverne Baus, my father who had died from cancer the previous summer. The money raised went towards helping my family pay for his medical expenses, which were more than we could afford. Thank you, Michael, for the help.
I had grown up listening to my mom's copy of "This Night Won't Last Forever", a 45 that's nearly worn out from years of countless playings. Both Mom and i were touched and thrilled to see Michael play live. He was fantastic. We haven't been able to see him play again since, namely because we've never heard of him coming to our area. I'm glad to have found this website in hopes of finding a concert listing in our area sometime in the future. Mom and i would love to see him play live again.
Date: October 02, 2000 at 09:49:29
Name: pat scott City & State: Minneapolis, MN Source: friend told me about it Comments: Hey Sears Guy....I bought you new CD. I like it very much, especially the first song, it is my favorite. Be well and happy.
Date: September 27, 2000 at 10:22:16
Name: Joe Morton City & State: Palm Harbor, Fl
Comments: Hi MJ
Nice to meet you again at the Drawbridge Inn concert in Ft. Mitchell, Ky. I'm the idiot who flew from Tampa for the show, only to find you'll be within 10 miles of me in 2 week. So that means two shows within a month!
Although the show in Ky was excellent, it can't touch the times I've seen you aat the Bird in Nashville. I'm sure the show in Clearwater will be up to your usual high standards. Any chance to hear Bristlecone Pine, I Will Whisper Your Name, When You Come Home, Gypsy Woman, or Love and Sex?
The new CD is excellent, of course.
Thanks for being so professional and naturally friendly at the Inn.
Looking forward to Clearwater
Date: September 25, 2000 at 03:01:32
Name: Greg Olson City & State: Carmichael,Ca. Source: an acquaintance Comments: Hello! Michael, I have shared your brilliant talents for quite some time,to my surprise someone I know found your website...made my day! I was a freshman at U.M. Duluth,Mn. taking a break in what was then called the BullPub when I was mused by your talent. At the time I was taking a course in classical guitar and throughly enjoyed your performance. Thanks for "perservering" you grew shortly after that into the auditorium in Duluth with Bluer than Blue...and so did I...yet I have over the years looked for your recordings and remain just as entertained by your brilliant abilities. I rarely write such statements to anyone,yet,credit I feel has to go where it's deserved. You keep writin' and I'll keep listenen'...thank you.
Date: September 22, 2000 at 15:29:31
Name: RAELENE KINNISON City & State: Wawaka Ind
Comments: Hi Michael, im the one that was with Tona from Alaska! i just wanted to tell you i have never seen a more exciting performer in my life, and to have a front row seat was truly a treat! i sure hope you come back this way again.and hope you get back up to my home town of Ketchikan Ak. ill tell the folks to go see ya!
Date: September 21, 2000 at 13:09:50
Name: Preston Nelson City & State: Plymouth, MN Source: a sudden attack of siplicity Comments: I have been looking through music websites to find original recordings of For all you Mad Musicians and the earlier works of Michael Johnson. So glad to have found them!!!!!
Date: September 18, 2000 at 16:00:09
Name: dave Comments: Wow, what a revelation to hear "Got You Covered" by a co-writer of Biff Rose. Also, thanks for the great version of "On The Road"
Date: September 18, 2000 at 09:45:04
Name: Shilo City & State: Cromwell, Indiana Source: From MJ Comments: Hey MJ, Shilo here. Had a great time opening for you in Kendallville. You are truely an entertainer! We all had a great time after the show too!!! Hope to see you again soon.
Date: September 17, 2000 at 01:30:43
Name: TONA NELSON City & State: wawaka,indiana Source: m.j. told me about it Comments: just got back from your show in kendallville,in. you were awsome!!!!
i'm the gal from alaska,in case you don't remember.your music really touched my heart.i still want that song "bristol cone pine" i really hope i get the opportunity to see you again.thanks so much for the laughter....i have been long over due......god bless
Date: September 16, 2000 at 21:04:33
Name: jason mcinteer City & State: chandler AZ Source: MJ told me. Comments: Mike,
Hey what's up?This is jason. This is the only way (i think) to chat with u. I can't find your personal web address. Do u remember me? We drove to Tama, from Chicago. How did the gig go that evening? Anyway, I hope u get this. Drop me a line so we can chat more.
Date: September 13, 2000 at 09:40:18
Name: PHYLLIS LOMBARDI City & State: SCRANTON, PA Source: BEEN LOOKING FOR SONG Comments: IT'S A GRETA SONG AND NO ONE EVER HEARD OF IT. WHO SANG IT ON THE RADIO? I HAVE BEEN GOING CRAZY TRYING TO FIND IT!! I WANT TO PERFORM IT WITH LOCAL BAND , HICKORY ROSE .I REMEMBER IT FROM LONG AGO...NO ONE ELSE DOES..EVEN THE COUNTRY MUSIC BUFS WHO SAY THEY KNOW EVERYTHING, BUT DIDN;T KNOW THIS SONG..WHO SANG IT ON THE RADIO YEARS AGO?
Date: September 11, 2000 at 10:53:34
Name: Daniel Majors City & State: Terre Haute Indiana Source: searched under Michael johnson + bluer than blue Comments: I saw Michael perform last Friday night (Sept. 8, 2000). He was the opening act for George Jones. My wife is a big Jones fan, so we went to his concert. I had no idea George was going to have an opening act, but I was pleasently surprised to be introduced to M.J.
I have heard some of M.J.s music in the past, but to be honest with you I never knew he was. Personally I can't play a lick on the guitar or any other instrument, but I still really appritiate the hours and years it takes to perform at such a high talent.
I currently do not own any M.J.s rrecordings, but I plan to purchase some soon. THANKS, Daniel
Date: September 08, 2000 at 00:13:01
Name: Dennis Yanos City & State: honolulu, hawaii
Comments: got michael's new cd (live at the bluebird cafe)this past tuesday 9/5. What clarity in the sound!
of course we wish for even more songs on the cd!
chked the bluebird cafe website, and saw he performed there tuesday, june 20th. Very quick to have it edited and released!
I like the version of "Dirty Hands" even more than the studio version!
I've kept playing his new cd over and over again!
Date: September 05, 2000 at 00:36:42
Name: ROBERTO BIANCO City & State: Nashville, Tn. Source: insider Comments: I'm having fun with your website!
Date: August 31, 2000 at 15:38:45
Name: Kathy Rasberry City & State: Ketchikan, Alaska Source: At a Concert Comments: You're the greatest
Date: August 26, 2000 at 23:09:04
Name: Len Jaffe City & State: Springfield, VA Source: we were told by Michael we had to check it out!!! Comments: Hello, Michael bubelah!!!
So the live album is almost out already yet! Oy, you can give people the schpilkes waiting...it didn't take this long for my mother to deliver me, oy guyvalt!!! So I'm sending an order in for two copies, you meshuganah, one for that pretty lady you met in May and one for me. Don't forget to sign them (Ginny for one, Len for the other). Don't wait too long...Rosh Hashana is almost here (not to mention Yom Kippur, so I won't!!!).
By the way, did you hear that Lieberman got Gore to convert...the bumper stickers out here read: "Tippecanoe And Two Jews Too!!!"
Don't be a stranger...just strange!!!
Looking forward to the new album, Michael...thanks for the effort!!!
Date: August 16, 2000 at 15:29:35
Name: TERRY HUDSON City & State: CAMDEN TENNESSEE Source: YAHOO Comments: MICHAEL, I AM A HUGE FAN...SEVERAL YEARS AGO I HEARD YOU DO A SONG ON A LIVE RADIO PROGRAM CALLED "BACK IN MY LONE RANGER YEARS". AT LEAST I THINK THAT WAS THE NAME OF IT. I BELIEVE YOU SAID AT THE TIME IT WAS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BROTHER. IS THAT SONG AVAILABLE ANYWHERE. I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN HOW PRETTY A SONG THAT IS.. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT ON CD...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Date: August 10, 2000 at 08:25:29
Name: Peter C. Ward City & State: Ellijay, GA Source: Search Comments: Michael, I am so looking forward to your live CD, recorded at the Bluebird Cafe! When it is available, would it be possible for you to autograph it for me? Pete Ward........
Date: July 27, 2000 at 22:50:41
Name: Cool Kirk City & State: Littleton, CO Source: got to this site via MyCDNow web link Comments: I have been looking for a CD version of the RCA album "That's That"
The song called "Diamond Dreams" is getting worn out on my tape. I see this great music video in my head each time I play it. I just really love the whole album and would like to keep it forever.
Let me know if you ever put it on CD.
Date: July 22, 2000 at 13:20:38
Name: Mr. Aris Kakkis City & State: Burbank, California Source: Very Best of CD booklet Comments: Over the past year I've picked up all the reissues on CD and have totally immersed myself in this great music. What's unusual about this is that while I'm familiar with some of your radio hits, I didn't own the original discs. After your appearance with Wynonna/Clint Black a couple of seasons ago, I decided to find some of these CDs and am very glad I did. It was at this live show that I was completely mesmerized by your incredible guitar playing and wonder why this incredible gift hasn't been captured (more) on these years of recordings? I've seen more music and theatre live than probably anyone I could ever know -
I've just ordered the Early Years compilation (I already have and love the "There Is A Breeze" disc from Japan along with all the others) and look forward to keep in touch with you and your music.
Best regards -
PS - I've listened to the song called "Dialogue" about 50 times this week - there must be a story to this song. This song just yearns to be sung within the context of a Broadway show...
Date: July 16, 2000 at 20:38:53
Name: Sarah Emily Johnson City & State: 6024 France Avenue South Source: My Mom Comments: Hello Michael, I am Sarah Johnson, Ann Johnson's daughter. Thought I would log on and watch your itinerary so I could listen to you sing in person someday. Needless to say, I have heard your music since I was born. Take care, I hope we meet again someday soon. Stay well.
Date: July 09, 2000 at 16:29:14
Name: Sheena Estanero City & State: Manila, Philippines Source: Searched for it! Comments: Dear Mr. Jhonson,
Since I was a little girl, I have always listened to your music. You are my favorite performer and I would like to thank you too for writing songs that would become the soundtrack of my life. Your music has been my source of inspiration and your songs are so beautiful I could not imagine my life with out it. I grew up and fell in love...your music was always my theme song. I never even dreamed of watching you performed live, but, Feb. 1999 I was lucky enough to watch you perform in a concert here in Manila. That was one of my most unforgettable moments! I was moved to tears as I listened to your golden voice. I only regret one thing though, I was not able to get your autograph and did not get the chance to pose for a picture with you! I got Mr. Stephen Bishop's as well as Mr. David Pomeranz's , the two other great talents that performed with you that night, but even so, I was so downhearted because I never even got to shake your hand! Oh well, I could wish for a next time. . .Thank you so much for your music. I love you so much! God Bless you!
Date: July 09, 2000 at 11:59:10
Name: Deborah Dean City & State: Whitsett, NC Source: cddb.cddb.com Comments: Michael, Thank you very much!! In the early 80's I was going thru a very painful & ugly divorce and your music is one of the only things that helped me to remember that there was light at the end of the tunnel even if I could not see any at that time. Your album "Bluer Than Blue" also helped friends of mine in the same situation. One person loved your album so much I never got it back. Now that I've found your website, I'll get a new copy!! Hope to see you in Boone,
NC. Thank you again!! DeeDee
Date: July 08, 2000 at 01:01:50
Name: Rachel Blevins City & State: Bernie, MO
Email: email@example.com Source: On the CD cover Comments: Mr. Johnson,
I LOVE your music. It has so much meaning and life. I love 'Dialogue'. That song is so pretty. Since I'm only 13 years old, not many of my peers know your music. I tell everyone that if they want music to make them happy, to make them think, or just to listen to that they need to listen to your music. Even if they just listen to one song, I know they'd be hooked. Thank you for giving me music that i actualy like.
Date: July 05, 2000 at 17:27:44
Name: dixie haefner City & State: calumet city, il 60409 Source: old postcard Comments: I just found an old postcard recently & hopped into the website here. I can't believe you're going to be at the Outagamie County Fair the day BEFORE I go up there on vacation!!! )-: I'm bummed!! My folks have a summer place halfway between Oshkosh & Steven's Point. (if you're originally from up here, you may know the towns). I guess if anything changes in the dates - it will be in the concert page. I don't know if you ever bop around in the areas after your shows... if you're still in the central WI area Fri/Sat 7/14, 7/15, don't know anyone, and need a place to eat/crash - let me know. (it is the mega-hub of the universe up there, you know - but unfortunately - the only thing teeming is the mosquitos-beware and prepare. Buy the repellant that is strong enough to kill small children - the bugs are really vile this year) Dixie
Date: July 03, 2000 at 22:44:36
Name: Eagle City & State: Toronto, Ontario Source: surfing the net Comments: Hi,
I've practically surf the whole wide web ... unforutnately, I couldn't find any chords for Mj's song " I'll always love you ". I've been searching for both guitar chords and MP3 file ... but to know avail. I'm wonderin' if you would be able to assist me in this regard.
Many thanks !!!
I love the music ... * smiles *
Date: June 29, 2000 at 10:00:34
Name: Teri Davids City & State: Combined Locks, WI Source: long time fan Comments: To everyone who wants Michael's Christmas concerts at Orchestra Hall to resume, I propose a letter writing campaign! Let's bombard them with letters and let them know that we want this tradition to resume. Send your letters to Reid McLean, MN Orchestral Association, Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
Let's see if we can't get Michael put back on the December schedule.
Date: June 29, 2000 at 00:08:18
Name: Kathy City & State: Maple Grove, MN
I enjoyed your concert Sunday evening at Orchestra Hall (Pops). It was SO different from all of the many other times that I've heard you perform. Although I do prefer your solo acoustic sound more than the orchestra background music-it was still great! I was talking to a man at the next table who said he had followed you for about 3 years. I realized that I have been your fan since around 1974 (?) or so. I heard you at the Guthrie, and locally here in the Twin Cities, SCSU, etc. 26 years, is that possible?? Maybe I'm your most loyal fan?! Anyway, keep up the great work.
Date: June 28, 2000 at 19:59:44
Name: Mike Styba City & State: Shoreview,MN Source: Looking for Michael's schedule Comments: Hey Michael,
My wife and I have attended your Christmas concerts for many years and really missed it this past year. However, it was really nice to hear and see you last Sunday at the "POPS" at Orchestra Hall. It was such a different sound, and very enjoyable. We had a great time hearing so much stuff we hadn't heard before. I wonder how you felt about the concert. Any thoughts???
The only drawback with the orchestra is that I couldn't hear your wonderful guitar playing as well. I also would have liked to hear a few more favorites like "That's That" and "Ponies". Thanks though for a great end to a fun weekend We look forward to seeing and hearing you again soon.
Date: June 14, 2000 at 19:59:30
Name: Kenny Michaud City & State: Fort Kent ,Maine Source: persistance Comments: I looked long and hard to find this sight because I heard the song "Whisper Your Name" and started to cry,because it is a very emotional song and thank you for singing it
Date: June 14, 2000 at 12:00:29
Name: Jun Sambile City & State: Philippines Source: search engine Comments: hi michael, nice site you got here.
i play a lot of your songs, escpeciall "i'll always love you", i play it on guitars. can you please send a tab transcription of it.
tnks in advance
goodluck and more power!
Date: June 12, 2000 at 19:13:42
Name: Betsy & Jill City & State: Grand Rapids, MI Source: You wrote it on a napkin for us! Comments: Hi Michael,
We enjoyed your concert and meeting you at the Soaring Eagle casino in Mt.Pleasant, MI.
Your Eagle Creek bag is on order and I'll ship it to your Manager as soon as I receive it.
Betsy & Jill
Date: June 09, 2000 at 16:56:51
Name: L Ron Hoover City & State: Hangover/Germany Source: Search engine "Randy Goodrum" Comments: I really appreciate this web site as well as the Johnson/Goodrum
connection. Is there a Randy Goodrum site out there too?
music is the best !
Date: May 25, 2000 at 20:07:40
Name: Charlie Giles City & State: Capitol Island ME Source: Internet Comments: Hi Michael,
I posted a message on your board earlier, so here I'll just say that it was great to see your New England shows scheduled this year and we are going to try and make the Boston one.A lifetime since "The Randevous"!!!!
Keep up the great work
Date: May 12, 2000 at 12:00:42
Name: Lori City & State: canada Source: through a john denver site, by accident really Comments: Very glad to make your acquaintance! God Bless!
Date: May 12, 2000 at 06:09:37
Name: Patrick Haines City & State: Kaiapoi, South Island, New Zealand Source: searched under 'Michael Johnson' Comments: I was thrilled to find this site. My favorite song is 'Almost Like Being In Love'which meant so much to me at the time it was released. I was 15 and had just fallen in love for the first time and I use to sing it to myself coming home after I had been out with my girlfriend
Great song and brilliantly sung! 'Bluer Than Blue' was the first song of Michael's I heard and loved it instantly. Still got the 45 of it.
All the best, Michael, great site and its now in my favourites
Date: May 05, 2000 at 21:22:28
Name: linda johnston City & State: largo,florida Source: just searched michael johnson Comments: my husband and i are hugh m.j. fans. i've seen him in concert 4 times in the northwest.i took my children to see him too, i felt he was a good influence musically. my children are gifted musically, have been in various bands,etc. they appreciate his talent also. i originally saw m.j. when he toured opening for don williams, and i was blown away... what a tremendous talent!!! thank you for the web site!
Date: May 05, 2000 at 13:21:47
Name: Charlie and Tink Er and Katie and Maggie (who you haven't met yet) City & State: Camp Moco Verde (del Norte), State of Anticipation Source: Ahh. . .there lies a story or perhaps the story lies. Comments: Michael, we hope to see you at Kerrville some time this festival, but I'm thinking our arrival date and your departure date may coincide. All will be revealed in time. What's the news down your way? Hope all is well.
Very nice website.
Date: April 30, 2000 at 18:16:04
Name: Jennifer Johnson City & State: bemidji, mn Source: my dad has it bookmarked Comments: Hi Michael,
I'm Jennifer (Ron's kid). How are you. I am fine. I really enjoy your concerts. Some of the kids in my class think I'm lucky because I get to go to all your concerts. I am. I hope you will come back to Bemidji again this Christmas. My two favorite songs are Jacque Cousteau and the garbage can song. My favorite Christmas song is New kid in town. I'm taking piano and I can play two songs on guitar. I was hoping to find the words for the song you sang last time called You make me feel so so where you offered her a mint. Could you send the words to my dad's email for me? I already have the words to Jacque Cousteau from your web site. I like your site. It is a cool site.
Date: April 25, 2000 at 18:52:46
Name: Jeff Roulston City & State: Warm Springs, Georgia Source: Looked up Michael Johnson Comments: Hi there, I was the guy in the wheelchair that talked to you on 4/22 when you opened for Wynonna and said you were great and indeed you were, are! Just wanted to say thanks. I've been bragging on you all day today at work. You are good, keep it up! Jeff
Date: April 25, 2000 at 00:26:06
Name: Shawn Oliveira City & State: Hershey, Pennsylvania Source: looked up Michael Johnson Comments: Michael - Just a note to say how much I enjoyed reading your articles.
Definitely some truths there. I recently started playing again after a 10 year hiatus (wife,kids,job) and have started looking back on some of the folks whose influences affected me. It was good to see you have a website. I noticed you have a job in Maryland on the 5th of May but I will be paying homage to the mouse (DisneyWorld). Any chances of a penciled in gig in PA. I'll keep checking the site to see if there are any additions. Other than that keep playing on and boy is it different when your 40!
Date: April 20, 2000 at 18:52:09
Name: Andrew Hill City & State: Piddinghoe near Brighton, England Source: Cd notes Comments: Bluer Than Blue has always been one of my favourite songs and my old 45 has nearly had the grooves worn off. I found some Cds on a recent trip to London so I have become a fan all over again. I love the song with Alison Krauss. Do you have many UK fans? Have you ever played concerts in the UK and do you intend to? I'm sure you would be well received at some of the summer festivals. Wynonna's a favourite of mine. You and her on the same bill. What a gig! Keep up the good work.
Date: April 10, 2000 at 18:30:40
Name: Jennifer City & State: Fort Worth, Texas Source: Surfed on in Comments: I think your music is great and I can't wait to hear you play live in Grapevine this weekend.
Date: April 08, 2000 at 01:28:57
Name: keith Comments: Thank you for your music. I first heard you on a country station in Monterey Ca about 13 years ago.
Date: March 25, 2000 at 00:45:03
Name: Stan & Katy Beeman City & State: Plano, Tx. Source: Rod Kennedy mentioned it at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse Dallas, Tx Comments: My daughter & I spoke with you briefly after your set at Uncle Calvin's tonight. Just wanted to get to your website and say hello and thank you again for a very enjoyable performance. Now, I need to get a couple of your CDs! Looking forward to seeing you in a full concert.
Date: March 24, 2000 at 13:52:26
Name: Scott Julian City & State: Chippewa Falls, WI Source: been here before Comments: Hi Michael-
I hope all is well. The live album is exciting news. Since you mentioned "requests" in the monologue, I thought I would put my favorites in for consideration (on top of the great songs you mentioned). Here goes...
Photographs and Memories
Don't Look for Love
Catch Another Butterfly
Wonderful World of Sex
Best wishes...I am going to try to make it down to Galesville in May to see you sing. I hope it all works out.
Date: March 20, 2000 at 15:48:12
Name: Donny and Sophia Z (Ziegelbein) City & State: Houston, TX 77042 Source: My wife found it. Comments: Hey Michael! It is Donny Z from Vail here. I am hoping to catch up to you at St. Arnolds on Saturday the 25th of March. It has been too long my friend. My new wife and I are performing ourselves that night but we will try and catch up to you. I want to leave you our number 713-266-7870. God only knows if you will even get this message but I talked to Brad Q. and he said he hadn't talk to you in awhile either. I hope you and your wife, and family, are well. I can also be reached through our new site at www.saltwaterflys.net.
Take care and if we don't see you I will keep trying to reach you. It would be nice to see you.
Until then, have a great gig!
(whoever receives this, if you could possibly send this information to Michael so that we could get in touch again I would greatly appreciate it. I haven't talked to Michael in about 7 years. I think he would be interested in getting in touch again. Did he ever move from Nashville or is he still there?
Thank you for your consideration. Donny Z)
Date: March 19, 2000 at 23:59:46
Name: Tom Anthony City & State: Springfield, IL Source: Album liner notes (are they still called that?)from "The Very Best" CD Comments: Michael's music was the "soundtrack" during the courtship of my wife in the late 1970's. Many an evening over the years we have danced in the living room to "The Very First Time". We had the pleasure to see Michael live in Madison Wisconsin twice in the early 80's and I almost snuck my wife out of the hospital on the day our second son was born (3/14/85)to see him perform at the "Church Key" in Madison.
We have lost you a few times over the years, as we moved around and didn't catch enough country stations to follow your musical evolution, but caught up again around 1989 with a tape that included "Whisper Your Name", "That's That", and "Roller Coaster Run". Glad to have your "Very Best" compilation on CD, its hard to keep the turntable working for our old vinyl.
Now that I've bookmarked the site, I will look for performance dates in Southern WI and surprise my wife with tickets. It will make her year!
Keep up the great music. We'll keep buying it. Have you ever recorded "My Old Yellow Car"? Enjoyed hearing you play that in clubs many years ago. Thanks for all the great songs for Cheryl and I.
Date: March 18, 2000 at 11:25:12
Name: Molly Comments: Hey guy! Last time I saw you was in a log "cabin" in the fog somewhere out in Black Forest. It's been a while... lost my old address book and don't have your email. This is a test to see if you really read these. connect sometime.
Date: March 15, 2000 at 10:35:48
Name: Larry Brown City & State: Agoura Hills, CA Source: search engine Comments: YO Michael,
My dear friend David Morgan and I wrote your song, You Can Call Me Blue. David and I still write and perform together in the Los Angeles area. If you are ever looking at songs, I would love to show you some of the things that I and we have done since our last encounter.
Date: March 10, 2000 at 23:17:44
Name: Jean Hughes City & State: north platte,ne Source: i have seen him in nebraska Comments: I have seen you in Grand Island, Kearney, and Lincoln all in two days. When are you coming back. Anywhere close?????
Date: March 10, 2000 at 21:18:47
Name: gonzalo flores City & State: santiago-chile-south america Source: before purchase the very best of m.j. Comments: i think all of your music is great and very listening,here in my coun-try chile is almost imposible found any cd of you,the only way is via internet.I like to know if your 2 cds compilation will be available in south america,and in wich record label.I hope you continue sing for many years and mantain the web site .America and Paul Davis are my others favorites music players .
Date: March 10, 2000 at 18:10:07
Name: Dixie Haefner City & State: Calumet City, IL Source: old postcard Comments: Come back to Chicago/NW Indiana soon!! Will try to find out where the places in WI are that you frequently play...Dixie
Date: March 09, 2000 at 11:38:19
Name: Gwen Bradley City & State: St. Louis, MO Source: Taped interview on KDHX radio Comments: Just wanted to say hi and let you know I've loved your music for a long time and am glad that you finally got the masters so you can get the older stuff out so that everybody can appreciate your music! ( I was the one that had called in that day with the question about where to find your previous released albums- but I don't expect you to remember that far back :). )
ciao for now
Date: March 04, 2000 at 21:26:19
Name: Jane Nix City & State: Olympia Fields, Il. Source: Good Luck and a CD Comments: Christmas '99 brought a modem into our house but the better present was discovering the Michael Johnson website! I have followed your career for many years, my first concert was in 1974 at Ravinia. Imagine how excited we were when we found an upcoming concert ONLY 400 miles roundtrip from our home! The decision to go was easy, getting there was not. My family and I drove the Chicago expressways through a raging snowstorm and the outlying farmland soon became a white-out. What were we doing? After dropping off the kids with family, my brother in law and his wife navigated the country roads from Madison, Wi. with us to find Whitewater and the tiny Cafe Carpe.
The Cafe was certainly a contrast to the cold and snow outside. It was warm and inviting, full of friendly people who welcomed us to the back of the bar where you were performing. What a wonderful place to enjoy your music! Jeff Hickey did a great job of warming up the audience (as did the cognac I was enjoying). You took the stage and 14 years of waiting to see you perform live again became a reality. The audience was equally enthused and it was apparent that you have very loyal fans in Wisconson.
Your performance did'nt disappoint! Although many of the songs were new to me personally, they were of the same texture and style that I've come to love through the years. We especially enjoyed the classic "What'll I Do?" the instrumental "Mona Ray" and the song you opened the second set with by Hugh Prestwood (Briar Cone Pine?) Your voice and your guitar skills were as impressive as I remembered. Some things really need to be seen to be fully appreciated!
Perhaps the most memorable part of the night was talking to you between sets and being able to tell you in person how much your music has meant to me through the years. Your life on the road can not be an easy one, howener you leave a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to be able to spend an evening with your songs, stories, and guitar. The evening passed all too quickly at the Cafe Carpe. It was late in the evening, yet I was invigorated and felt capable of getting through the rest of a Midwest winter having spent this night with you, your audience and my family.
Although Chicago is no longer the home to The Earl of Old Town or Holsteins, there is still an audience here that would come out for you . We can't wait for that to happen.
So what were we doing driving all those miles from home?
Departures can also be reunions. With love, Jane Nix
Date: March 03, 2000 at 17:03:55
Name: William Sutts City & State: Philadelphia, PA Source: Altsa vista search Comments: I've been a big fan for 15 years. When I moved to Cincinnati from Toledo, I met a very good friend named Mike Zwertschek. The son of Mike Zwertschek (one of the founding Cincinnati Balladeers) He told us about a time Michael Johnson came to their house for a little jam session. They introduced me to MJ's music. The whole Zwertschek family are big fans! Mike's Uncle Rick,who lives in Los Angeles would make cassette tapes of MJ interviews off the radio and send them to Mike Z Jr. He, in turn, would make a copy for me. Cincinnati doesn't have much of a selection of MJ's music for sale. Anytime I've been out of town, I'd comb the used record shops for MJ's old albums. There aren't many out there. Thank You for starting this website so we can all have our very own recordings. Mike Jr. and I have always talked about how great it would be to have MJ over for dinner at one of our houses. So I'm going to ask right now. MJ if you are ever in the Philadelphia or the Cincinnati areas, and would like a good home cooked meal, give Mike or I a call. It would be an honor to meet you and chat in a comfortable setting.
William Sutts 215-232-7451
Date: February 21, 2000 at 21:36:21
Name: Jack Salzwedel City & State: Milwaukee, WI. Source: Michael told me about it at his Cedarburg, WI. concert Comments: Michael,
I talked to you at the Cedarburg concert. I'm interested in booking you for a home concert for my wife's 40th birthday this summer.
We will be moving to the Madison, Wi. area in May, so the concert would be in our new home there. Her birthday is 2 days before yours...August 6th, but she is due with our 4th kid around that time so I would like to do the concert sometime in July. Perhaps around July 4th.
Would that work for you?
Date: February 21, 2000 at 13:46:38
Name: Susanne Steineder City & State: Linz / Austria/ Europe Source: With your CD Then & Now Comments: Congratulations to the great song "Whenever I call you friend"
We have also a Counry Band in Austria and we heard this song on C.M.T.
For 3 Years we take a look for this CD in Austria, but nobody could help us to find this CD. For a few weeks again we ordered this CD at CDNow by Internet.
We try to play this song by our own way but it's hard to find the right cords. Maybe you can help us ?
So long and stay cool
Hope to get a message from you
Your fans from Austria
Susi & Thomas from Burning Hearts
Date: February 21, 2000 at 12:57:56
Name: Mary Moran Dallman City & State: Brookfield, WI Source: mentioned at Cedarburg concert Comments: Michael: We really enjoyed your performance in Cedarburg the other night...your annual pilgrimage to Wisconsin is an event we look forward to every year. Your music has followed us, been part of our lives since the late 60's and the notorius campfires in the fields... Here comes the Sun, a time not to be forgotten. My brother, Dan, who passed away two years ago was your ultimate fan and he shared his love of your music,and your style with all of us. Anyways, thanks for perservering (I read your article!) Also, at the concert, you mentioned that Will Smeeth was in Nashville...could you send along an address, phone number or e-mail address so I can reach him? Thanks.
Date: February 20, 2000 at 22:09:30
Name: Jeff Hickey City & State: Madison, WI Comments: Nice show Friday. It was a real thrill getting to open for you. I have a promised CD ready to send to you, but no snail mail address. The CD is by a Bay area guy named Jeff Linsky, who is just a phenomenal player. He uses a 3/4 size rubber string called a raquinto (sp?), and can seemingly play anything that occurs to him. Very musical, too, not a technician, for all his skills. Not deep, but makes up for it with an extra dose of smooth. I think you'll dig it. I discovered him back when I was working for Larrivée and had some disposable income. I bought a bunch of his CDs, figuring they were good wampum. If you feel like sending me something of yours in return, I don't mind. I already have "Departure".
Harvey Reid's email, in case you lost the matchbook cover you wrote it down on, is "firstname.lastname@example.org". I also told him your updated email, so you may well hear from him.
Take care, and send me an address.
Date: February 20, 2000 at 18:45:07
Name: Jean Voelkel City & State: Mukwonago, Wisconsin Source: From Michael Johnson Concert in Cedarburg, WI Comments: We really enjoyed your recent concert in Cedarburg, WI. Please keep up the trips to Wisconsin. We would like to see you again at the Genesee Depot Cafe soon!
Date: February 20, 2000 at 01:06:48
Name: Bruce Pedersen City & State: milwaukee, Wi. Source: Michael Johnson concert Comments: My wife and I just enjoyed another one of your concerts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and as usual, were enthralled by your talents. I have been to 5 of your concerts over the years, and immenesly enjoyed every one! My wife would love to someday get a guitar lesson from you. I can only imagine the sacrifice it is to leave home and family to ply your craft. All I can offer you is my thanks for some great music. Hope to see you again soon. thanks again, Bruce Pedersen
Date: February 18, 2000 at 00:27:37
Name: myron mcghee City & State: atlanta, ga Source: fan of mj Comments: Nice to actually find an informative artist's website that is simultaneously user friendly!
Date: February 17, 2000 at 01:17:40
Name: Bill Kilps City & State: Two Rivers, WI Source: Michael told me about it. Comments: Just returned from seeing Michael in concert. What a memorable evening! After 25 years of listening to his albums (back when there still was such a thing) it was a pleasure to finally hear him in person. Thank you for sharing your talent, Michael.
Date: February 16, 2000 at 13:31:39
Name: Eddie Yaroch City & State: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Comments: Hi Michael!
It was great to see you perform at the Funny Bone the other night. (My mother says, "Hi!" She's standing right behind me.) Did you hear that a South Dakota native was nominated for an Oscar for her short film? Next up, MY film! (Dream on, "for all you mad screenwriters".)
I'll try to make it to one of your upcoming concerts. The Minnesota Orchestra one in June sounds promising. I'd love to see you and Wynona in Myrtle Beach. I'm a huge Judds fan. A distant hope is that Naomi Judd would sponsor my one-act play about battered women that would tour high schools and colleges; I learned from her book that she was once spousally abused. Maybe you can mention it to her daughter or maybe you'll see Naomi at the local Nashville supermarket.
I'll finish that new screenplay, "Starving Artists", within the next couple of months and send it out to you.
Your truer than true friend,
Date: February 16, 2000 at 10:49:40
Name: Kirk Zimmer City & State: Sioux Falls, SD Source: Michael told us about it after his 2/14 show in Sioux Falls Comments: My brother, Greg, and I own a grill and bar in Sioux Falls. We'd love to have Michael put on a show there the next time he is in the area. We have loved his music and performances for many years, and never miss a show in our area. I'm Paula (Gould) Boesch's brother, and she would love to come see him again also. Please let us know how we could inquire about booking a show. Thank you.
Date: February 11, 2000 at 01:30:30
Name: Kazuhiko Motoyama City & State: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, Japan Source: By GOO Comments: It's nice for me to find MJ's Home Page, and to get his new album "Early Albums" through this page. Thank you for your music!
Date: February 09, 2000 at 18:01:29
Name: Mark Gehan City & State: St. Paul Comments: Hey! Drop me a line.
Date: February 06, 2000 at 14:49:36
Name: warren & nancy City & State: freeport me Source: bluesette Comments: just stopped by to say hi
Date: February 02, 2000 at 10:21:37
Name: Holly Wadman City & State: Plano, TX Source: Search engine Comments: I first found your music back when I was in high school. I was on my lunch break from my record store job and ran into a friend who was home from college. He asked if we had any of your records at the store. I didn't know, but when I went back from lunch I checked and decided to buy the only one we had left. Sorry Greg! Anyway, I have loved your music ever since. I saw you at St. Olaf and later in Minneapolis at one of your after Christmas gigs. Recently I have been fortunate enough to have been pushed into learning (as best I can) a few of your songs by my friend Anne (who wrote you January). I have learned so much from that process. I have also enjoyed reading your articles on performing. It helps to realise that everything we are going through is pretty much "normal". Especially when last week we were asked us if we wanted to start a tab on our bottled waters - I guess only tap water was free. Anyway, thanks for all the great music and inspiration. I look forward to seeing you at Uncle Calvins in March. Holly
Date: January 31, 2000 at 21:26:19
Name: Phil Snev City & State: Duluth, MN Source: Friend Dan Moschet told me about it. Comments: Hey Michael,
I remember watching you at St. Olaf ...I was "wow"ed by your ability to play the guitar in the manner of Leo Kottke...(or even better). I think you played Mona Rae (Mona Roy?). Anyway, your hits are great. Your skill is great. You got great vocal skills.
Keep up the good work.
Date: January 29, 2000 at 23:28:45
Name: Tina Gornick City & State: Colorado Springs, CO Source: looked for it Comments: Fell for Michael's music long ago. Fell for Michael after a concert in Point State Park years ago. Best concert I've ever seen. Still talk about it. Wish there was new music to buy. Think he should be in the top 10. Thanks for letting me get that out.
Date: January 29, 2000 at 18:37:18
Name: Marvin E. Hicks City & State: Pensacola, Fl Source: Look on the internet. Comments: I have seen you twice in Pensacola,Fl. The first time at the University of West Florida at a Catch A Rising Star concert. I fell in love with your music. The second time was at the Shriners Temple where you did some of your country music. I am not a country music fan, but I went just to here you. I have eight of your albums, but they are pretty wore out and I'm looking for cd to replace them. I see two of them are import from Japan.
Thanks for being out there and playing great music.
Date: January 28, 2000 at 22:45:48
Name: Lou Filip City & State: Coon Rapids, MN Source: CD notes Comments: I have been a fan since the early 70's, how time does fly. Was so glad to find the early years CD, I love it. What is on your CD player these days?
Date: January 28, 2000 at 00:09:40
Name: Dan Moschet City & State: Duluth, MN Comments: Thanks for sending me the "Ghost Earth" poem. I'm pleased to have produced some of your early shows in Fargo Moorhead - Remember when we let you park the van inside the fieldhouse because it was so cold you didn't think it would start after the show ? Now, how many guys would've let you do that ?
Wife and I absolutely still love the music. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for following your dreams, and creating such wonderful sounds.
Date: January 23, 2000 at 15:39:47
Name: Shane Glidewell City & State: Searcy, AR Source: CD jacket, "Then & Now" Comments: Great web page! Great music!!!!! It is a crying shame that this world embraces people like Boy George, Michael Jackson, Prince, and all these other "artists" and lift them up so high that they become national icons when they trully can't carry a tune in a wood bucket. Sir, I desperately wish this world could become aware of you and your music. It is REAL music. It means something and it helps me. Thank you Mr. Johnson. From the hills of Arkansas, Shane Glidewell
Date: January 20, 2000 at 16:53:48
Name: pat scott Comments: why not try the New Age market - you could start with "Study in E Minor?
Date: January 15, 2000 at 20:01:27
Name: Bryan Crowley City & State: Remus, MI Source: very difficult search Comments: How can I obtain a copy of Wings album? It's my favorite and my cassette player ate my tape. Please respond.
Thank You !
Date: January 12, 2000 at 21:10:59
Name: Kip Petersen City & State: Woodland Park, Colorado Source: Search Engine Comments: Just found this site by chance searching and I'm glad I did. One of the first dates that my wife and I went on was to a Michael Johnson concert in 1982, back in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Just before our 15th anniversery, we were fortunate enough to see him in Colorado Springs, CO. All I can say is that I hope I'm still as good doing what I do as Michael Johnson is doing what he does. He is one of my favorites and I'm trying to get a concert venue I know to book him if he travels Colorado way. Thanks for the memories and emotions.
Date: January 11, 2000 at 23:24:54
Name: Anne Abercrombie City & State: Plano, TX Source: A friend Comments: I first heard your music in the seventies, when I was first picking up a guitar. I was lucky enough to hear you live several times at Concordia College in Moorhead. Twenty five years later, your musicianship still enthralls me. I have learned more by listening to and imitating (or at least trying to imitate you!!) your albums than from anyone else. I am so glad to see the early recordings being released in the CD format. We've waited a long time. So when is the next new one due? Don't make us wait too long, and thanks for a lifetime of incredible music-making. Best wishes for continued success and PERSEVERANCE, Anne. PS Please let me know when you're going to be in the Lone Star State. Break a leg.
Date: January 05, 2000 at 21:03:58
Name: Ernie Evans City & State: Jacksonville, Florida Source: surfing the net Comments: We need ya in Florida... Love to help you with a booking..
Date: January 03, 2000 at 02:01:52
Name: JIM KEEVER City & State: SACRAMENTO, CALIF Comments: HAVEN'T SEEN YOU SINCE ABOUT 1966. HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL.
HOPE THIS NEW CENTURY DOES RIGHT BY YOU.
Date: January 01, 2000 at 04:23:57
Name: Michael Digby City & State: Fairburn GA Source: Yahoo Comments: Please come to the south east US