Jason Molina and Will Johnson have announced a set of shows to kick off the new year and support their collaborative release of their innovatively titled Molina and Johnson.
"Molina's documentarian, record-the-room-as-it-is ethos finds a home in Johnson's subtle atmospherics and production tweaks; and Molina's powerful tenor croon finds a fitting dance partner in Johnson's equally moving soft-gravel vox," says their recording label Secretly Canadian.
The two connected at a Magnolia Electric Co. show in 2007, and eventually decided to try rocking out together.
"We were basically ready," Johnson said. "For ten days we wrote, co-wrote, workshopped, complimented, scrutinized, drank, invited friends to come play music, smoked, made lots of notes and drawings, drank a little more and shot the BB gun off the back porch when we just needed some time and space. In the throes of all this, our record was made in the late February sun."
Molina and Johnson Tour Dates
01-23 - Houston, TX - Mango's
01-24 - New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
01-25 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
01-26 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
01-27 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
01-28 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
01-29 - Charlottesville, VA - Starr Hill Presents at The Southern
01-30 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
01-31 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
02-01 Albany, NY - The Linda
02-02 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
02-03 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre
02-04 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
02-05 - North Manchester, IN - The Firehouse
02-06 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
02-07 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
02-08 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
02-09 - St. Louis, MO - Bilikin Club at SLU
02-10 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
02-11 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
02-12 - Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
02-13 - Austin, TX - Lambert's BBQ