New Music and Shows

I'm excited to announce I will be releasing new music, coupled with a run of shows to round off the year.

Music called from the Murray Lightburn (The Dears) produced sessions for the "the New Great Game" will be seeing the light of day very shortly after years of gestation. Featuring Michel Pepin on guitar (Sarah Mclachlin, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks) and all-star band The Hurricane, this is the biggest sounding collection of music I've ever put together. I wanted to make my Damn the Torpedoes, my Born to Run, my Teeth Dreams, my biggest-baddest-rock-record-I-could-muster: I gave everything I had on this album, and swung as hard as I could.


Here is the current list of dates surrounding release of this new music

Nov 25th - Toronto - The Central

Nov 26th Wakefield - Kafe 1870

Nov 27st - Ottawa - Shanghai Restaurant

Fall Tour Dates!!


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 what the battered and bruised fighter on the cover of "Brace for Impact" would want. I'm a fuckin fighter and I will not be killed - at least not in 2015.

Here is the up-to-date list of Ontario tour dates!

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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 out with us for 3 dates (Toronto, Saint Catherines and Hamilton).

More details to come!

BFI Tour poster

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 by the end of last year. Turns out that record making can take its toll. We started sessions with Murray Lightburn at Studio Frisson last November and everything is coming along just fine. This record is kicking my ass in a good way, and I hope it will be my best one yet. I guess it will have to be ready by May because at that point I'm going out on tour in Ontario, in support of the Brace for Impact E.P. I'm going out by myself to present my new one man show.

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Happy Holidays and the Year in Review

This will likely be my last post of 2012, and what a year its been!

I've been extraordinarily lucky to have the chance to work with some great people this year and its been a pleasure. Thanks in particular to The Musebox, Greenland Productions, Indaba Music, and thirdsidemusic for the help and support this year!

Thanks also to all the bands we had the pleasure of sharing the stage with this year. And a heartfelt thank you to those of you that bought the record, checked out a show, wrote something positive, liked my page etc. etc. My music is the closest thing I have to a religion, and it truly means everything to me every time somebody supports my music!

We rounded out the year with a great show at Piranha Bar that we recorded for release, with photos by Susan Moss. It was a great night that really put me in the mood for many more live shows to come in 2013.

Happy holidays and all the best until my next blog post in 2013!

Andrew Johnston and the Hurricane Live at Piranha Bar!

The live recording from the show at Piranha Bar on November 15th is all mixed and mastered (kudos go to Al Isler for an excellent job) and ready for your listening pleasure!

Live Photos by Susan Moss

We had the pleasure of working with Susan for the recording of our live album at Piranha Bar. It was a great night and she did a fantastic job capturing the moment!

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The Central Toronto May 17th!!

Photos and Video from Colin Hay Show!

Had a blast last night opening for Colin Hay. He was truly the gentleman and engaging performer that I expected, and he gave a great performance. It was a great privilege to play for such an attentive audience, and even though the room was packed you could hear a pin drop during my set. This show has truly lit a fire under me, and Im exited for the rest of the shows I have booked this summer. Can't wait!