The Ghosts of Johnson City
September 15th & 16th, Point Sebago
The Ghosts of Johnson City present original storytelling music drawing upon history and the human condition.
Based in Portland, ME with roots in Appalachia and the Deep South, the group seeks to take listeners on a journey through the annals of the past, giving voice to those who can no longer speak. Their debut album, Am I Born to Die?—a collection of interpretations of traditional American music—was released in 2015, receiving critical acclaim from press far and wide.
The Devil’s Gold, the second album from The Ghosts of Johnson City finds the group exploring new territory while adhering to their trademark themes of love, loss, meaning and mortality. Consisting entirely of original material, the album takes listeners back in time to places they may never have known existed. Written in the tradition of many of the songs found on Am I Born to Die?, The Devil’s Gold is a continuation of the group’s mission, taking it in an entirely new direction.
Amos Libby / Lead Vocals, Guitar, Banjo
Douglas Porter / Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Erik Neilson / Baritone Ukulele, Vocals
Erik Winter / Pump Organ
Ian Riley / Upright Bass
Sarah Mueller / Violin
Bethany Winter / Vocals