Date: Oct 17, 2018
Phil Talbot and Wes McCraw are two of Northeast Ohio’s best and most entertaining musicians. Together they are the Travelin’ Johnsons. With a unique acoustic approach to Rock, Country, and Blues classics (which includes the use of “foot percussion” and “live looping”) the duo has entertained audiences all over the country…and even abroad. The group’s specialty is the classic rock genre i.e. Eagles, Beatles, Stones, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond…etc. However, the song catalog spans over 40 years and includes over 400 songs…including a few choice originals.
Phil Talbot is a former member of classic rock music icons, The Outsiders…a band best known for its Top 5 hit “Time Won’t Let Me”. Wes McCraw, a well respected guitarist and producer, has worked with MTV, PBS Television, Hasbro Toys and American Greetings…among others.
Noteworthy performance venues include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the House of Blues (both in Cleveland Ohio and the Dominican Republic), the historic Cleveland Arcade, Hard Rock Café, Horseshoe Casino (both in Cleveland and Chicago, Hollywood Casino, the Boardwalk and “the Keys” at Put-in-Bay Ohio…and the private home of Cleveland Browns owner, Jimmy Haslem.
Television appearances include the Travel Channel’s “NFL Road Tested”, Fox 8 News Cleveland, Telesistema (Dominican Republic) and Sports Time Ohio’s “Beer Money” (game show)
Both Phil and Wes are former members of The Calabash Band…a 25 year Put-in-Bay, Ohio favorite. The Travelin’ Johnsons have been, and continue to be, one of the most booked duos at “P.I.B”. With a fan friendly performance style, a bit of musical virtuosity, and an extensive song catalogue – the Travelin’ Johnsons continue to be successful.