Here In The New Great Game
“Some people are so self-assured they’re busy tearing it up, their bust burning it down – burn it down.” That’s a line from my single Dictator and it has been described as an anthem at a time when we’ve never needed anything more. I suppose the Trump comparisons are warranted, although the song was written […]
The 45th Election For President !
About My Song Dictator I’ve been asked to share a few words about the concepts and themes of my new record “the New Great Game” on this 8th of November release day and 45th presidential election. Yes 45: there have been 45 presidents of the United States – somehow that doesn’t seem like that many […]
New Music and Shows
On his latest album, the Murray Lightburn (The Dears) produced “The New Great Game” Andrew Johnston paints in broad, expansive brushstrokes, delivering 12 killer rock anthems for troubled times, with just enough redemption to keep hope alive.
The New Great Game
Big News Coming Next Week !
Running Up That Hill
When I was about 10 (must have been 1987?) I was obsessed with 2 pop albums that I heard on the radio: Peter Gabriel’s “So”, and Kate Bush “Hounds of Love.” I’m not sure why but Hounds has always just made the hair on my arms stand up and made me feel super emotional. It […]
Fall Tour Dates!!
Still…. Ladies and gentlemen I’m beyond jazzed to announce a fall tour is in the works!! It’s been a ridiculous uphill climb since I got back from tour last May, and on one occasion I literally found myself in tears sitting on the floor, but I’ve decided to keep moving forward despite it all. That’s […]
Ryan Adams Is My Buddy On Twitter
It was the summer of 2014 and Andrew Johnston and the Hurricane were set to play another one of our celebrated artist tribute nights at Bistro de Paris in Montreal, this time in tribute to the great Ryan Adams. One of the songs that I knew had to go on the setlist was “La Cienga […]
Brace for Impact Spring Tour !
I am excited to officially announce tour dates for the upcoming Brace for Impact tour! If you are in any of these cities in Ontario we would love to see you out at the shows. We are also incredibly lucky to get to share the stage with the great Mike Evin who will be coming […]
2015 – Here We Go Again!
Another year is well on its way, and its time to chime in about what is up with my music. As some of you may recall, I was a last minute no-show at the Christmas Party last year. Nothing tragic to report, but I was certainly a little more than burnt out and over extended […]