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Fridays at Take 16 feat. Neo Johnsons

  • Take 16 Brewing Company 509 E Main St Luverne, MN 56156 (map)

The Neo Johnsons are back and this is the last chance to see them at Take 16 for the summer. Food by Sterlings and free outdoor games add up to a perfect night.

The Neo Johnsons is the longest running classic rock band in South Daktoa having formed sometime in the late 80's as just The Johnsons when two members of the 80's band Off Balance branched off.  It was Magic on lead vocals/harmonica/congas with Emmanuel on bass.  A few years later the Neos were born in 1992 with the name changed to The Neo Johnsons (neo meaning new) when Lyndon became the new guitar player with a new drummer, Wormy.  Rico filled in often as the Neo Johnsons backup drummer from the beginning playing more and more over the next 20 years then full time until his retirement in 2012.

The current lineup has original Neo Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, back in the band on guitar with occassional vocals. There's always founding Johnson, Magic Johnson, on lead vocals/congas/harmonica and the fabulous Jack Johnson on vocals & bass guitar. The newest Johnson is Tom Zoss on drums who we first met with the Blues Cartel at the very first JonoFest. 

The Neo Johnsons have never stopped touring playing 50+ gigs every year since The Johnsons formed in 1989 never 'retiring' or taking a break.  Many musicians have changed their name to Johnson over the 30 years The Johnsons have continually played the area, and many return from time to time to fill in and play a gig or two to keep the party going.  Once a Johnson, always a Johnson!  Come out and see The Neo Johnsons at a bar, street dance, fraternity, hoedown, bar mitzvah, or party near you!