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Date:
January 17, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
One of the most prolific bands in Hampton Roads, the HM Johnson Band graces the Great Hall stage for their first appearance at the museum. This electrifying ensemble of fun-loving, experienced entertainers brings with them an extensive repertoire of original music and their signature stylistic interpretations of favorite songs from a wide-range of genres, including R&B, funk, pop, jump, swing, soul, beach, reggae, blues, jazz, and rock & roll. Together for almost 19 years, this band's success has come from hard work, dedication and sheer talent of its members: Henry M. Johnson, vocals and guitar; Carlton Lillard, vocals and bass, keyboard; Brian Barnes, vocals and drums. These three talented entertainers serve up a savory mix of diverse musical styles that will please the most discriminating palate. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton.
Location:
Hampton History Museum
Address:
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Contact:
757-727-1102
Cost:
Museum members free, non-members $5
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Cancelled Due to Snow - HM Johnson Band

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Due to worsening weather conditions, tonight’s concert with the HM Johnson Band has been cancelled. We will let you know when it is rescheduled. We regret the inconvenience.

One of the most prolific bands in Hampton Roads, the HM Johnson Band, graces the Great Hall stage for their first appearance as part of the Hampton History Museum’s monthly music series on January 17, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Known for their versatility, this electrifying ensemble of fun-loving, experienced entertainers brings with them an extensive repertoire of original music and their signature stylistic interpretations of favorite songs from a wide-range of genres, including R&B, funk, pop, jump, swing, soul, beach, reggae, blues, jazz, and rock & roll.

Together for almost 19 years, the group is under the leadership of Henry (H.M.) Johnson, a highly respected and experienced music veteran, a superb writer, musician and sound technician. Johnson began playing over 40 years ago. While he doesn't remember exactly what started him down the guitar-playing path, he knows that it was something he just had to do. The first recording that he ever bought was by Chuck Berry, which he quickly wore out. Soon after, he began listening to Wes Montgomery, Albert King, Albert Collins, Pat Martino and B.B. King. These influences have directed Henry over the years of his life, and having brought him to where he now stands.

Johnson has successfully recorded two solo releases: “Feel It” and “Everybody Wants Control of You,” and is currently working on a new project. He also contributed guitar tracks to CBS after school TV specials as well as worked with the CBN cable network and has received high praise from Guitar Player Magazine. In his career, he has toured and performed in many countries and around the United States with artists such as singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, Delbert McClinton, and national jazz trumpeter Tom Brown, among other recording artists.

Held in the museum’s Great Hall on the third Wednesday of each month, the “Front Porch” Music Series presents different genres of music that have shaped the American soundscape and influenced talent in Hampton Roads’ vibrant music scene. Admission is free to museum members, $5.00 for non-members. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

 

Next in the Series:

 

Brackish Water Jamboree

Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 pm

Museum Members free, non-members $5

Brackish Water Jamboree is an eclectic mix of foot-stomping bluegrass, old-time folk and classic Americana pulled together with a high-energy performance and one extraordinary stage presence. Brackish Water Jamboree is a band that will bring down the house and bring the audience to their feet time and time again.

 

Front Porch Music Series

Poisoned Dwarf

Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 pm

Museum Members free, non-members $5

Keep the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day going with the region’s best traditional Irish and Celtic band!

Poisoned Dwarf plays driving traditional Celtic music, and for them, the tunes matter most.  Focusing primarily on Irish traditional music, and with acoustic instruments only, this band from Williamsburg, Virginia has entertained audiences in many different settings for years.

 

The Irish flute, whistle, guitar, Scottish Small-Pipes, banjo, a variety of percussion instruments (including bones and bodhran), accordion, and of course fiddle are all brought to the dance for Poisoned Dwarf performances.