Toronto-based roots rock band Johnson Crook have released their latest single “Mr. Nobody” to coincide with tour dates in Ontario this March. The song, from Johnson Crook’s 2017 full-length debut The Album, released through Coalition Music (Records), features guest vocals from Canadian music legend Tom Cochrane.

Listen to “Mr. Nobody” here.

The quartet—Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals)—have forged their sound out of a love of pure, honest music stemming from their small-town backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from groups like the Eagles and the Avett Brothers, each member of Johnson Crook contributes equally, injecting their unique personalities into the overall sound built on four voic

Teaming with acclaimed producer Bill Bell for The Album, Johnson Crook began shaping a collection of songs laid down at his home studio and at Metalworks near Toronto. In encapsulating “Mr. Nobody,” its writer Noel Johnson adds, “That song came from being tired of writing music I thought others wanted to hear. When our producer Bill Bell brought Tom Cochrane over to the studio for a visit we were beyond excited. not only to meet one of our heroes but also excited about his reaction to ‘Mr. Nobody.’ Since there’s no Canadian artist who has been truer to himself through his long career, we found it fitting to ask Tom to sing on it.”

And on the subject of their current touring schedule with Joey Landreth, Nathan Crook says, “The Bros Landreth took over the Manitoba scene back when I still lived there. Joey blew me away with his unique voice on guitar. Since then we’ve watched the rest of the world realize his raw talent both as a collaborator and solo artist. I feel very fortunate that we get to share the stage with this gem through March.”

Photo credit: Francesca Ludikar


Saturday March 3 :: Kitchener ON :: The Boathouse
Tuesday March 6 :: Barrie ON :: Donaleigh’s Temple Lounge ^
Wednesday March 7 :: London ON :: London Music Hall ^
Thursday March 8 :: Hamilton ON :: Mills Hardware ^
Saturday March 10 :: Toronto ON :: Dakota Tavern
Tuesday March 13 :: Collingwood ON :: Crow Bar ^
Wednesday March 14 :: Oshawa ON :: Moustache Club ^
Friday March 16 :: Burnstown ON :: Neat Coffee Shop ^
Saturday March 17 :: Ottawa ON :: National Arts Centre ^
Sunday March 18 :: Corbyville ON :: Signal Brewery ^

^ w/ Joey Landreth