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Bio (187 words)
Since dropping out of college in 2007, Jacob Johnson has journeyed across the country in six minivans (so far), captivating audiences with his highly caffeinated brand of acoustic guitar playing. Known for his energetic performances, Jacob has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Grammy winners like Victor Wooten, Yonrico Scott, and Paula Cole, as well as esteemed musicians including Tommy Emmanuel, Marcus King, and Tim Reynolds.
Beyond his guitar prowess, Jacob has proven himself as a talented songwriter, garnering recognition as the Don Gibson Songwriter Award Grand Prize Winner, Nashville Connection Songwriter of the Year, and a Finalist for the Freshgrass No Depression Songwriter Award. His ability to craft captivating and heartfelt songs has earned him performances at prestigious music festivals such as the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York, the Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas, the Wildflower Music Festival in Texas, and countless others.
Jacob currently resides in Greenville, SC with his wife Jessica. In addition to his busy touring schedule, Jacob is an adjunct guitar faculty member at North Greenville University. Yes, that is the college he dropped out of.
- 2019 Don Gibson Songwriter Award Grand Prize Winner
- 2017 Freshgrass No Depression Songwriter Award - Top 5 Finalist
- 2016 "Emerging Artist" Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
- 2016 "NERFA" Official Showcase Artist
- 2014 & 2015 Featured Performer Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield, KS)
- 2015 "Folkstage Live" concert broadcast, WFMT Chicago
- 2015 Featured Performer Wildflower Festival (Richardson, TX)
- Winner 2012 Nashville Connection: Hero’s Salute
“Songwriter of the Year
- 2014 Presenter TEDXGreenville (Greenville, SC)
- Official Showcase Artist - Folk Alliance International 2015 (Kansas City, MO)
- Official Showcase Artist SERFA/NERFA One-Day Conference 2014 (Charlottesville, VA)
- Official Showcase Artist SWRFA 2011 (Austin, TX)
- Over 100,000 views on youtube
- Has toured or performed with: Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Zac Brown Band, Victor Wooten, Tim Reynolds, Darryl Worley, Paula Cole and more!