Folksinger Michael Johnathon Announces 20th Studio Album,Garden Of Silence, Due Out March 24
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 25, 2022) - Folksinger Michael Johnathon completed his 20th studio album, Garden of Silence, due out March 24 via PoetMan Records USA. Johnathon composed ten of the eleven songs, produced and arranged all the music using his Martin guitar, his long neck banjo, textured string quartets, Gazebo horn sections, piano and more.
Garden of Silence starts with a song about the day Vincent van Gogh passed away and concludes with a tribute to folksingers everywhere. On the journey between those two musical bookends are songs about Henry David Thoreau (“Winter Song”), the spirit of the front porch (“Front Porch Symphony”), Narcissism (“Narcissistic Blues), dancing with your lover (“September Eve”), a tribute to Johnathon’s musical hero Pete Seeger (“Seeger Mashup”), and the banjo-driven instrumental about the fragrant scent of earth following a rain fall (“Petrichor”).
“Never before in the history of the world has the need to revisit the meaning and spirit of the front porch been so needed, and to me that’s what this album is, Jonathan said. Garden of Silence is a deep dive into the music and art, the peace and power, the life and emotions of America’s front porch.”