Breedlove welcomes Bob Johnston, one of the top ten producers in music history (Rolling Stone), to the Breedlove Festival on July 16. Johnston will conduct a special clinic reflecting on the history of Rock & Roll.
Over the past 50 years, Johnston has shaped the careers of great artists such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, and many more.
After writing rockabilly singles in the 1950s for artists such as Elvis, Mac Curtis and recording a few of his own, Johnston moved into production work at Kapp Records, arranging for Dot Records and continued his songwriting for music publisher Hill and Range. When he moved on to Columbia Records in New York, Johnston began producing several notable albums for the artists mentioned above. After his time in New York, Johnston became head of Columbia in Nashville before breaking off to become an independent producer.
Recently Johnston and his son, Bobby, have produced the debut albums for singer-songwriters Natalie Pinkis and Eron Falbo.
The Breedlove Festival is an annual event that happens each July at the Breedlove –Two Old Hippies headquarters in Bend, with a focus on bringing extraordinary instruments and amazing musicians together for a chance to truly Experience Breedlove.