Penn Johnson w/ Liz Fulmer
Acoustic music and storytelling
October 22, 2015 · 8:00pm
Penn Johnson is a new age folksinger and storyteller. In January, he recorded his 1st album ‘For The Trees,’ produced by Melodeego guitarist and Berklee graduate, Mark Files Schwaller. The album was inspired by Penn’s time living and fighting shale gas extraction (“fracking”) in the shalefields of Northeast Pennsylvania with the grassroots group Energy Justice: Shale Initiative, in addition to the threats climate change poses to future generations. Penn’s stream-of-consciousness stories and songs focus on love, life, hope, nature, depression, alienation, and social change activism. His musical inspirations include Todd Snider and Townes Van Zandt.
In the past, Penn has worked with Bill McKibben/350.org and shared the stage with Irish Rock band The Mighty Stef, The Roots of Creation, Strange Machines, and Harsh Armadillo. He’s also a proud member of The Jellyfish Project, a coalition encouraging awareness among youth about the declining health of our world’s oceans and climate.
At events, Penn has a merchandise table with t-shirts, buttons/pins, stickers, album artwork, and copies of his new album, For The Trees, available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, CD Baby, and other platforms.
20% of the proceeds from Penn’s performance are donated directly to impacted residents in the shalefields of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Liz Fulmer is a primarily self-taught singer/songwriter based out of Lancaster, PA. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music and left Berklee in 2010 to pursue her own career in New York City, frequenting a variety of stages from the grungy National Underground in Soho to the renowned Metropolitan Room. Here, she transitioned from piano to guitar and began writing more lyrical, folk music. Craving experience and moved by the traveler’s itch, Liz spent the next few years traveling through New Zealand and the UK, spending the most time in Edinburgh, Scotland. Liz contemplated a career change in 2014 but was given a boost of confidence from Lady Gaga after the Grammy winner saw Liz perform an original song. Since the chance encounter, Liz has been in the studio working on her first EP, Tall Tales, due for a Spring release. Liz’s music is highly lyrical and springs from a hybrid of pop and folk influences.