Hobo Johnson To Appear at Sold Out HOB Show
Sacramento-based vocalist Hobo Johnson will be playing a sold-out performance at Cleveland's House of Blues on Friday, November 15th. Touring in support of his September 13th album drop The Fall of Hobo Johnson, the tour kicked off on October 9th in Seattle and will wrap up at the end of this month.
Born Frank Lopes, the singer of Azorean Portuguese, Mexican, and Native American descent, started to build a grassroots following by displaying videos showcasing his singular musical vision: his style van best be described as a fusion of spoken word, folk, rap and a dash of punk tossed in for good measure. His backup band, The Lovemakers, will accompany Johnson onstage at this Friday's show, which sold out in a matter of minutes when tickets first went on sale.
The vocalist/poet gained national recognition when he entered NPR's "Tiny Desk" contest with his video entry "Peach Scone." Although he didn't win, the video was viewed over 27 million times and brought his music to a much wider audience. His 2017 self-released album The Rise of Hobo Johnson brought acclaim to him and The Lovemakers, selling out shows all across the country and amassing a crazy 126 million streams .
For more information on Mr. Johnson, please click here for links to his music.
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