Local musician shining bright on the big stage
By Brian Bowden

He didn't pick up a guitar for the first time until his freshman year of college at Georgia Southern, but Daniel Johnson has emerged as a rising country star across the state of Georgia in the past few years.
"I went to college and just kinda wanted to start learning how to play," said Johnson. "It took me a while [to learn how to play the guitar] and I had no intention of playing music live."
Little did he know, his first gig would come about as unexpectedly as his picking up a guitar for the first time. He was at a local bar in Statesboro enjoying an acoustic set by another musician, when halfway through his set the musician asked if he would like to finish his time slot because he wasn't feeling well.
"I had never played anywhere out in town." said Johnson. "I barely knew enough material to finish it [the set]." That's all it took though. "I played and I was hooked after that," said Johnson.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, April 3, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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