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11/11/2021

Boone Johnson of Moon and Bike: Ambient meets Americana / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #319

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new duo made up of guys who have been playing together for decades. Moon and Bike combine acoustic and electric guitars. The gigs are starting to happen. Next one is Friday, December 3 at Artichoke Cafe.

There are a couple of guys in Portland who have been playing together for a long time. They are both guitarists. They call themselves Moon and Bike mainly because their names are Boone and Mike.

Boone Johnson plays acoustic guitar and Michael Robert Swanson plays electric guitar.

It’s an interesting pairing and brought into high relief when they just play as a duo. They released their first album as a duo last year…all instrumental.

They’re not kids, but have a lot of fresh spacy ideas. Their combination of crystal clear acoustic and reverbed electric guitars is pretty unique these days.

They recently played their first Portland Gig at Music Millennium and will be playing right here at Artichoke on December 3.

Boone the Moon is here with me right now.

 

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