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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Johnsons To Play Tom Petty Tribute Show October 13th @ Sidelines

The Swingin’ Johnsons will be performing a Tom Petty Tribute Show on Friday, October 13th at Sidelines Sport Grille in Cedar Park. The music will happen from 7:30 – 10PM, but come early for Heartbreaker related activities. If you miss Tom as much as we do, you won’t want to miss this special performance.

Sidelines’ address is 200 Buttercup Creek Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613.

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Monday, June 26, 2017

Johnsons Rock Lone Star Grille At Leander High School Reunion

Saturday June 24th, a little ole’ group named the Swingin’ Johnson tore the roof off at Cedar Park’s Lone Star Grill & Amphitheater. Leander High School ’82 Alumni were joined by previous and future classmates at a LHS throw down. Elvis made a guest appearance, and everybody had a really great time. It’s a fabulous venue with super food – and you can even eat outside. In fact, the weather gave everybody a break, and it was pleasant enough to eat outside! After one, two or three sets, the neighbors called the police, and they arrived on several occasions to comment on the band’s volume! Now that’s rock n’ roll. As always, the band vows to bring smaller amps next time. Thanks to all that came out, The SJ’s love you!

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Swingin’ Johnsons To Perform at Texas School For The Deaf Benefit

The Johnsons are playing a set at 5pm this Saturday May 6th at Oasis Texas Brewing Company for SND ROCKS. Come check us out, along with all the other great bands playing this weekend!

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Johnsons Get Outdoors For LDI 2017

FLASHBACK (October 2017): The lighting industry’s own Swingin’ Johnsons performing outside the 2017 Lighting Dimensions Exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Thommy Hall Performs With Ned LeDoux at NFR

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Swingin’ Johnsons drummer Thommy Hall was coerced onstage to perform with his friend Ned LeDoux during the recent National Finals Rodeo in Cowboy Corral in Las Vegas. Ned commented to Thommy, ‘you rock!’. While the Swingin’ Johnsons are in hiatus to record their highly anticipated third album, band members are filling in the time with sweet gigs such as this. Johnson’ guitarist Robert Mokry recently completed his third Dobro Summit in Nashville, and other Johnsons Scott Church and Bruce Jordahl are just trying to stay out of trouble. Stay tuned for more Swingin’ Johnsons news, including upcoming performances in 2017. Happy Holidays from the Johnsons!

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Swingin’ Johnsons Perform At LDI 2016 Tradeshow

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Lighting industry house band The Swingin’ Johnsons once again performed at the Lighting Dimensions International trade show in Las Vegas. This year the group played outside the hall as part of the LDI Outdoors Celebration following the first exhibition day. Although it was a short set, there were many epic musical moments, and The Johnsons secured their spot as a band that will bend over backwards to entertain the industry. Singer / guitarist Bruce Jordahl commented, “It was a short gig but I think one of our better ones overall. Thanks to LDI and the crew for making this happen!”

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Johnsons Rock Sidelines With Leander Class of ’82

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The Swingin’ Johnsons are recovering nicely after playing an epic gig last weekend at Sidelines Sports Bar in Cedar Park, TX. Joining the band and the venue’s regulars were many members of Leander High School’s Class of 1982 graduates, on hand to watch fellow Leander Lion Robert Mokry lead the band through a tasty mix of introspective classics, feverish dance opuses(es) and other musical gumbo. The band played late into the evening, closing with ‘Play That Funky Music’, which caused the entire stage and bandstand to levitate and shake, rattle and roll. Stay tuned for more Johnsons gigs on the patio this summer, and thanks to all that came out!

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sj’s To Play Sidelines Sports Bar July 1st

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The Swingin’ Johnsons will be performing live on the patio Friday night, July 1st at Sidelines Sports Bar in Cedar Park, TX  from 7-ish to 10:30pm.

According to sources close to the band, the Johnsons are really going to mix it up a bit at their next gig. First, they are unveiling a host of material that will be largely unfamiliar to the regular crowd, including new dance material sure to please the ladies. Next, the group will be utilizing a new state-of-the-art Class D powered PA system for an even cleaner and more balanced sound. They have even brought in noted lighting designer Chip Bullock from India to focus the LED PARs for a classic ‘Studio 54’ look. It’s also been rumored that the band will no longer smoke or eat red meat on the bandstand. Finally the group is offering a ‘direct to the public one day only’ sale of CDs and apparel.

Sidelines is located at 200 Buttercup Creek Cedar Park, TX 78613. They offer great food and drinks, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all. The Swingin’ Johnsons are Robert Mokry (guitar, vocals, keyboards, harmonica, dobro and mandolin, harmonica, etc.), Bruce Jordahl (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Jason Rasberry (bass) and Spencer Clarke (drums and percussion).

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Johnsons To Play Sidelines Saturday, March 12th

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The Swinging’ Johnsons will play their first gig of 2016 at Sidelines Sports Grille in Cedar Park, TX. The gig is this Saturday, March 12, from 7:00 to 10:30 PM. Sidelines has good food and is kid friendly, so feel free to bring the whole brood, as the Johnsons take over the patio for an evening of rock n’ roll, roots rock and tasteful, subdued guitar solos. Dew rags are optional. The Swingin’ Johnsons are Robert Mokry, Bruce Jordahl, Jason Rasperry and Spencer Clarke. For more information visit the venue’s website at www.sidelinescedarpark.com.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Swingin’ Johnsons Rock Robe Booth at LDI 2015

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The Swingin’ Johnsons entertained audiences at the Robe stand both Friday and Saturday afternoon at LDI 2015 in Las Vegas, continuing a long tradition of performance at the show. The group closed the show both days, playing material from their ‘Size Matters’ and ‘Everything’s Bigger In Texas’ CDs. Drummer and Robe employee Thommy Hall replaced the screaming females on his drum kit with Robe logos, while LightParts owner and guitarist Robert Mokry rep’d his company colors in a clean LightParts shirt. Guitarist Bruce Jordahl was at the show on behalf of the Calzone/Anvil Case Company, who were celebrating their 40th anniversary at LDI. 4 Wall VP and bass player Scott Church was in fine form wearing little else other than a Tito’s pint bag. Church’s penchant for playing with his teeth caused Bruce to remark that “4 Wall must have one heck of a dental plan!” It was The Johnsons’ first time to play inside the exhibition hall, which was much more dense with smoke and atmospherics than usual. The Swingin’ Johnsons wish to thank all their friends and fans that turned out for the concerts.

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