Folk singer/songwriter Michael Johnathon to perform at Two Way Street Coffee House Aug. 5

On Aug. 5, Two Way Street Coffee House in Downers Grove welcomes folksinger and songwriter Michael Johnathon to its concert stage.

General admission is $10. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the coffee house, 1047 Curtiss.

Among the throngs of artists in the music world, few have elevated "dreaming" to such a high art form as folksinger Michael Johnathon. He won the prestigious Milner Award of the Arts in 2020, presented by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.

"The Painter," a tribute to Vincent van Gogh, is his 17th album release. "Cosmic Banjo," released earlier this year, is a celebration of the long neck banjo.

His 19th album, "Afterburn; Folk at Arena Level," was released the end of May 2022.

This past March, Johnathon organized the collection of over 1,000 musical instruments that were distributed free of charge to folks in Mayfield, Dawson Springs and Owensboro, Kentucky that had their homes and live decimated by the massive tornadoes.

He is a touring songwriter, author of six published books, the screenwriter for the upcoming Caney Creek motion picture, playwright of the Walden play performed in 42 countries, composer of the opera, "Woody: For the People," the full symphony performances of "Songs of Rural America" and as the creator and host of the live audience broadcast of the "WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour" with a radio audience of over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations and now on the RFD-TV Network nationwide.

Johnathon created the worldwide organization of SongFarmers, with nearly 100 active chapters from Australia, across America and Ireland as an alternative for musicians struggling with a changing music world. Their sixth National Gathering of SongFarmers was held at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in April.

On April 30, WoodSongs was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame with a huge exhibit featuring the history of the show and includes the original, autographed stage sign used on over 1,000 broadcast tapings.

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