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Dave Johnson and The Truth


Dave Johnson & The Truth released their debut album ‘What Devils Do’, produced by Mario Salvati (Patti Smith, Television, Luna), in August of 2017 at the historic NorVa Theatre in Norfolk, VA. Their inaugural headlining performance was called “an impressive success” by AEG Presents Mid-Atlantic local talent buyer Nora Schnoor, who coordinated the event. The band was immediately tapped to return as direct support for the rock trio Dada at The NorVa, which was named “the number one music venue in America” in 2013 by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Jeff Maisey, editor of Veer Magazine, posits in his review of ‘What Devils Do’: “Talk about blurring the sheet music lines of country, rock and the blues- Dave Johnson & The Truth effortlessly bring the sounds of the past in focus with their vision of the now.” .

In the last year, the formidable rock/blues quintet has been featured twice as the musical guest on the Hampton Roads Show, scored a double nomination as artist of the year in their genre/ best live show by Veer Magazine and performed for dozens of packed houses in their local market. Amongst their appearances include concerts at The Virginia Beach Amphitheater warming up the VIP stage for Dave Matthews Band, Heart, Joan Jett, Kings of Leon and Elle King. The band has also made quite an impression at Downtown Norfolk's newly constructed Waterside Marketplace Stage, where after soundcheck, Ric Donzell of Abigail’s Attic Sound questioned Dave - “Where did YOU guys come from?”. Where?- indeed.

Dave's career spans nearly a quarter-century of rocking up and down the Eastern Seaboard, including bills with Donavon Frankenreiter, Mia Dyson, Infectious Grooves, Suicidal Tendencies, Kings X and Reeves Gabrels (of David Bowie, The Cure) at distinguished venues such as The Boathouse (VA), Peppermint Beach Club (VA), The House of Blues (SC) and The Bitter End (NYC). In 2018, Dave Johnson & The Truth landed a prime spot on the main stage of the 45th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival to share the limelight with Devon Allman & Duane Betts, hot off of their European tour.

Jeff Hewitt of Antonym Press asserts in his review of the band’s third run at The NorVa in 2018: “Dave Johnson has been playing around here for decades, cultivating a fiercely loyal fanbase... A fine craftsman possessed of a hard-hitting voice and surrounded with a raucous group of OG musicians who have obviously been around a turn or two of the wheel, the man isn’t afraid to freely spin on a dime from kickass hard-rock blues to something more plaintively, wistfully soulful. If you dug the blues-pop explosion of the mid 90s, you’ll love these songs...”.

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THE BAND

(L. TO R.)

RAY VARGA - BASS/ VOCALS

DAVE JOHNSON - VOCALS/ ACOUSTIC GUITAR/ HARMONICA

AL BUDA- DRUMS/ PERCUSSION

DYLAN PATRICK SMITH - PIANO/ SYNTH/ VOCALS

DANIEL HENRY - ELECTRIC GUITAR/ LAP STEEL

LIVE!


2020


January


2 TANGO'S, VB (DUO)

3 PIZZA CHAPEL, N (SOLO)

4 TAPPED CRAFTHOUSE, VB (DUO)

9 TANGO'S (DUO)

10 CAPT RON'S, N (FULL BAND)

11 UNIVERSITY PIZZA, N (SOLO)

16 TANGO'S (DUO)

17 JERRY'S, CH (FULL BAND)

18 CACTUS JACK'S, VB (SOLO)

23 REDBONES, CH (SOLO)

24 HOSS'S DELI, H (FULL BAND)

25 BARREL ROOM, N (SOLO)

30 THE HUNT ROOM, VB (SOLO)

31 HELL'S KITCHEN, N (FULL BAND)


February


1 CACTUS JACK'S, VB (SOLO)

6 TANGO'S, VB (DUO)

7 CHICHO'S 29TH, VB (FULL BAND)

8 CALYPSO, VB (FULL BAND)

13 KEAGAN'S IRISH PUB, VB (SOLO)

14 BOIL BAY, VB (SOLO)

15 CHICHO'S CHESAPEAKE (SOLO)

20 TANGO'S (DUO)

21 UNIVERSITY PIZZA, N (SOLO)

22 SLOPPY SECONDS, VB (SOLO)

27 HELL'S KITCHEN, N (FULL BAND)

28 SOUTH BEACH GRILLE, VB (FULL BAND)

29 BARREL ROOM, N (SOLO)



VB - Virginia Beach

N - Norfolk

CH - Chesapeake

H - Hampton

NN - Newport News

G - Gloucester

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We warmed up the stage for Dada at The NorVa (famous for their hit singles "Dim" & "Disneyland").

Hangin' with Donnell Rawlings ( The Wire, Chappelle Show) on our first appearance at The Hampton Roads Show! 

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