Cowboy Johnson Performs Tonight at Evangeline Cafe
Kent Johnson first got the nickname Cowboy when he was about 16 years old, already on his own and forging his way through the Black Hills of South Dakota in the 1970′s, making a living working the mines. He worked hard and he played hard. That included plenty of time with the bottle. One drunken afternoon, after Johnson had shot holes in a neighbor’s mailbox, the neighbor complained, “We gotta do something about this damn cowboy.”
Cowboy Johnson has been sober for more than 24 years now, but you can hear the stories of what he’s lived through in his powerful songs. He recorded his first CD, A Grain of Sand, in 2003, which features originals by Johnson and songs by one of his favorite artists, Mickey Newbury.
See Cowboy Johnson perform tonight at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. Get there early; the show starts at 7 p.m.