6/5 Josiah Johnson

Show Info:

Wednesday, June 5th
Josiah Johnson
with Lenore and With Child
$10 adv / $12 door
7pm doors / 8pm show

Tickets on sale now at The Record Exchange or online at



Josiah is best known for being a founding member of The Head and the Heart. He took a break from that work a few years ago to learn how to live more wholly integrated and to work with and through problems with addictions. His expanding solo creations are transcendent, healing folk songs. Deep and soulful ballads that paint the imagination with rich and emotional landscapes of love, loss and transformation. Josiah’s solo performances highlight a stripped down, emotive, lyrics-and-voice-first kind of song craft, inimitable in its sincerity and beauty, with the powerful joy of singing together.


The coming together of Rebecca Marie Miller & Joy Pearson as Portland, Oregon’s Lenore., is serendipitous, to say the least. After individually hitting rock bottom — Pearson following a divorce & Miller after a period of destitution in LA —
the pair separately turned to songwriting in the search for a still point in their turning worlds.

After years of lending their abilities to other projects, they finally found themselves spinning on the same axis when a chance meeting sparked an immediate connection. A drunken night ensued & before they’d even scoped each other’s material, they’d committed.

Since that fateful evening, Lenore. can boast having performed at legendary PNW venues including the Doug Fir, Mississippi Studios, Aladdin Theater & Revolution Hall in Portland; as well as the Sunset Tavern, Triple Door & Tractor Tavern in Seattle. They’ve opened for Eric Bachmann, Laura Gibson, Blitzen Trapper, Gomez, The Mynabirds & they’ve performed alongside Peter Buck (R.E.M.), as well as Chris Funk & Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists. In August 2019 they were invited to perform at Traveler’s Rest, a festival curated and run by The Decemberists with whom they shared billing, in addition to Mavis Staples, Death Cab For Cutie, Jeff Tweedy & Tune-Yards, to name a few.

Since forming Lenore., Miller & Pearson have gained full-time collaborators in seasoned Portland musicians Edward Cameron (classical guitar) & Jessie Dettwiler (cello), who have contributed significantly to the evolution of Lenore.’s sound — A dreamy melancholic blend of harmony-driven folk with an ever-present sense of hope.

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