keep your eye on Johnnie Mac's gig calendar,
to experience his vibrantly ragged upbeat, original tunes
and entertaining stories in venues far and wide.
Following a feature article in the New York Times and the international chart topping success of his debut solo album - 'The World Seems Happy', Johnnie Mac's story of struggling busker to independent success continues to make waves in the wake of his lively national tour.
Aside from playing on some of Australia's most well-known stages, as well as in isolated towns and Aboriginal communities, Johnnie has a swag full of new and captivating stories from his most recent Aussie walkabout, like...
being threatened with an axe wielding grey nomad for playing Green Day
falling into crocodile infested waters with his $3000 Maton guitar while rehearsing
alongside the banks of the Daly river
having a 100 strong crowd of Maori melon pickers moshing to his own version of
the Hilltop Hoods ‘Nose Bleed Section’.
Its not surprising that Johnnie Mac has slowed down a tad and settled in the north west of Australia where he continues his environmental and cultural work.
But dont dispair... keep your eye on his gig calendar, to experience his vibrantly ragged upbeat, original tunes and entertaining stories in venues far and wide.
Yup ... it seems like this guy doesn't stop... he's still gigging and still doing awesome environmental, cultural and community work after creating an international bestselling album as an indie musician ... while raising 4 kids, establishing a charity, writing 5 busking books, as well as an Australian native plant and bush tucker book!
Now recognised as a successful independent musician, Johnnie Mac started out by rebelliously throwing in his 'secure' job and going walkabout for years on a shoe guitar string.
Couch surfing, writing songs in customs detention centres, recycling broken guitar strings (and condoms - but that's another story!) - just to live a life of music.
Johnnie's song writing, tunes and storytelling reflect the intriguing journey of a musican, street performer, stage performer and environmentalist who continues to wander the planet - nourished on a diet of love, music, culture and passion.