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Bio (100 words)

Part virtuoso and part storyteller, you might say that Jacob Johnson does with a guitar what Gene Kelly did with dance. Although his songwriting has won awards and his guitar-playing has put him on stage with Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Keaggy, his ability as an entertainer is what has won fans throughout the southeast. He refers to himself as "a ham that just wants to be on stage" but he’s much more than that. Jacob is an amazingly talented guitarist and songwriter which, combined with a bit of a personality, makes for a wildly impressive stage performance. 

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BIOGRAPHY Short and long-form biographies. 5 KB
Stage Plot Stage Plot & Input List 7.52 MB
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION A letter of recommendation from Nancy Raines at the Theatre at Little Washington in Virginia. 24.5 KB

Notable Accomplishments

  • 2019 Don Gibson Songwriter Award Grand Prize Winner
  • 2017 Freshgrass No Depression Songwriter Award - Top 5 Finalist
  • 2016 "Emerging Artist" Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
  • 2016 "NERFA" Official Showcase Artist
  • 2014 & 2015 Featured Performer Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield, KS)
  • 2015 "Folkstage Live" concert broadcast, WFMT Chicago
  • 2015 Featured Performer Wildflower Festival (Richardson, TX)
  • Winner 2012 Nashville Connection: Hero’s Salute
    “Songwriter of the Year
  • 2014 Presenter TEDXGreenville (Greenville, SC)
  • Official Showcase Artist - Folk Alliance International 2015 (Kansas City, MO)
  • Official Showcase Artist SERFA/NERFA One-Day Conference 2014 (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Official Showcase Artist SWRFA 2011 (Austin, TX)
  • Over 100,000 views on youtube
  • Has toured or performed with: Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Zac Brown Band, Victor Wooten, Tim Reynolds, Darryl Worley, Paula Cole and more!

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