If you are over the age of 25 and somehow don’t remember the name Freedy Johnston, you’ll certainly remember his 1994 smash album This Perfect World, and its ubiquitous alt single “Bad Reputation.” What you may not know is that the acclaimed New York-based singer-songwriter is hard at work on a new record, Neon Repairman, due this year on Bar/None, to which he has come home following a stint at Elektra. In anticipation of the release, Johnston has been touring this winter; he will end the February leg tonight at Newport’s Southgate House Revival, with Ohio-bred Aaron Lee Tasjan (of Alberta Cross) in support, before sojourning to Austin for South by Southwest.
Southgate House Revival - Revival Room
$10 Advance / $12 Door
7 PM Doors / 8 PM Show