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Freedy Johnston

Freedy Johnston

  • Americana
  • Folk Rock

Freedy Johnston is a singer-songwriter originally from Kinsley, Kansas. A town 1,561 miles from both New York and San Francisco. He moved to New York in the 1980’s and worked as an office temp for a few years before landing a deal with Bar None Records in Hoboken. His second record for them was his breakthrough album, 1992’s Can You Fly. He then signed to Elektra Records and in 1994 worked with producer Butch Vig on his biggest record, This Perfect World, which featured the radio hit โ€œBad Reputationโ€, and earned him Rolling Stone’s Songwriter of the Year award for 1994. His songs were featured in the movies Kingpin, Kicking and Screaming and Heavy.
He currently lives in Joshua Tree, California.

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