Carly Johnson

Carly Johnson received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2007. She returned home to Louisville and started performing as a jazz vocal/guitar duo with critically acclaimed guitarist Craig Wagner. In 2014, they received the Louisville Music Award for Jazz Artist of the Year. Since then, Carly has been performing her original music around Louisville, nationally and in Europe with her 8-piece band. She’s had the joy and honor of collaborating and working with several greats, including, Jacob Duncan and his folk-fusion band Liberation Prophecy, Teddy Abrams & The Louisville Orchestra, My Morning Jacket, Houndmouth, Norah Jones and Will Oldham. Fusing her musical education with her love and reverence for rock, soul and pop music, Carly Johnson’s long awaited self-titled debut album was just released December 4th, 2020 on sonaBlast! Records.

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Saturday, September 7, 2024: 10am - 7pm

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