The Piano

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Welcome to the website of David Rhys-Johnson and Red Man Music. Through this website I showcase my life-long love of music and the passion of my life, the piano. My music includes original compositions as well as a variety of music that has impacted my life. In addition, I am honored to introduce piano compositions by my multi-talented son Matthew Tavis Johnson.

Special Announcement


"Legacy" release

David is pleased to announce the release of his 5th album, Legacy. Legacy is a beautiful combination of original compositions and some of David's unique arrangements of some of his favorite songs. Alongside his original compositions you can hear David performing Carol King, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, The Eagles and more.

2014 Newsletter
2013 Newsletter

Performances

     First Christian Church High Noon Christmas Concert
December 4, 2015 12:00 PM

First Christian Church is holding it's annual High Noon Christmas Concert, a high-energy concert with traditional and non-traditional music. David will again be joined by Fred LaMotte on Sax and Penny Whistle and Madeleine Johnson on Percussion, Guitar, and Vocals.

     Joseph Campbell Mythological Toolbox
March 22 - March 27, 2015

For the 10th year David, a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow, will be a musician playing at the Joseph Campbell Mythological Toolbox retreat at the Esalen Institute.

Read more about the Mythological Toolbox here. It is set in the beautiful and serene California coastal mountains near Big Sur, for 50 years the Esalen Institute has been recognized as a leader in the human potential movement.


     First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ Olympia
Sundays, 10:30 AM

David is currently performing at First Christian Church of Olympia on Sundays.

Pastor Amy Walters will be providing the services.

First Christian Church is an open, caring, and welcoming church community. The music is a wonderful combination of contemporary and traditional.

     Joseph Campbell Mythological Toolbox
March 23 - March 28, 2014

David, a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow, will for the 9th year be a musician playing at the Joseph Campbell Mythological Toolbox retreat at the Esalen Institute. Set in the beautiful and serene California coastal mountains near Big Sur, for 50 years the Esalen Institute has been recognized as a leader in the human potential movement.


     First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ Olympia
December 24, 2013 6:30 PM

On Christmas Eve, join Pastor Amy Walters and David for Christmas services starting at 6:30 PM.




     Performances at Unity of Sedona
October 26 and November 2, 2013

David had the honor of performing at Unity of El Cajon and Unity of Sedona.

On October 26 he performed in El Cajon, and on November 2 he performed in Sedona.





     Joseph Campbell Mythological Toolbox
March 24 - March 29, 2013

David will joining the elite collection of artists at the Joseph Campbell Mythological Toolbox retreat at the Esalen Institute yet again. Set in the beautiful and serene California coastal mountains, the Esalen Institute is world-renowned for its relaxing and inspiring setting.




     Unity of El Cajon
February 13, 2013 7 PM

Unity El Cajon

Greetings from San Diego! I am here sharing some time with my 83 year old mother until the middle of March.

While here I will be playing at Unity of El Cajon for their Ash Wednesday service. This is my first time back since I moved to the Northwest 14 years ago. I was music director/pianist here during the 1990's, and it's a delightful feeling to be back.


David Rhys-Johnson Named JCF Fellow

San Diego

David Rhys-Johnson has been named a JCF Fellow by the Joseph Campbell foundation. He has both performed at and been part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation's Mythological ToolBox™ playshops for the last 8 years.
According to the Joseph Campbell Foundation website...

Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellows have demonstrated in their work, and in their lives, a commitment to furthering Joseph Campbell's vision

David is very proud to be awarded this fellowship.

You can read about this at the Joseph Campbell website. Congratulations, David!

Center for Spiritual Living
Sundays, 11 am
Nova School: 2020 22nd Ave SE Olympia, WA

CSL Olympia

David Rhys-Johnson will no longer be performing after 7 years with the Center for Spiritual Living. He wishes only the best as the Center moves a different direction with it's music and is very thankful for years of wonderful experiences and the many special people he has met.

Visit csaolympia.com to find out more about this "diverse, affirming, global New Thought community".

     Panorama City
June 21, 2012

Panorama City

David Rhys-Johnson joins the talented actor and singer Lavon Hardison at the Panorama City Retirement Community Performing Arts Center for what is sure to be a beautiful performance.




     Piano Haven Concert Series
Saturday May 7, 2011 7:30 PM

Christopher Boscole, Amy Janelle & David Rhys-Johnson

get tickets on-line right HERE

24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006

or stop by Brown Paper Tickets Box Office at 220 Nickerson Street in Seattle, WA View Map

Just 30 seats in-house. Seating is general admission. $30 Priority Ticket Holders (8) will be seated first at precisely 6:40pm in the order of purchase date. $20 General Admission ticket holders (22) will be sat after Priority seating in the order of arrival. Venue doors open 30 minutes before concert time. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served at intermission.

Questions about the concert? just contact Joe.

Alaska Tour
Summer 2011 (Dates TBD)

San Diego

In following with the recent yearly tradition of extended trips to Alaska, David Rhys-Johnson will be making a trip to Alaska for a number of performances. The schedule will be announced shortly.






 

     Joseph Campbell Mythological Toolbox
March 28 April 1, 2011

David will joining the elite collection of artists at the Joseph Cambpell Mythological Toolbox retreat at the Esalen Institute for the seventh consecutive year. Set in the beautiful and serene California coastal mountains, the Esalen institute is world-renowned for its relaxing and inspiring setting.




     Panorama City
February 14, 2011

Panorama City

David Rhys-Johnson joins vocalist Kate Vikstrom at the Panorama City Retirement Community Performing Arts Center in what is sure to be a thrilling and entertaining Valentine's Day performance.




San Diego Tour
January 4 - January 11 2011

San Diego

David will be touring San Diego and has two live performances at Unity of Sedona with a morning service and afternoon concert.










   CSL Olympia Christmas Concert
December 19, 2010 4:00 PM

CSL Olympia

At the Center for Spiritual Living, David Rhys-Johnson performs a concert celebrating the joyful holiday season.








     San Diego Tour
October 25 - November 6th, 2010

David Rhys-Johnson takes an extended tour through beautiful San Diego, CA. Various performances.

     Independence Day Concert
July 2, 2010

David Rhys-Johnson performs an Independence Day concert at 1:30pm in the Frank Tobey Jones Retirement Community in Tacoma, Washington.








     Extended Alaska Tour
June 19 - June 29, 2010

David Rhys-Johnson takes an extended tour through Alaska and makes multiple performances (detailed below).
- June 19th Sitka Alaska concert 7pm Sitka Nazarene church
- June 20th Fathers Day performance 11am Sitka Nazarene church
- June 22nd Petersburg Alaska House concert 7:30pm Herons Rest Bed and Breakfast
- June 26th Ketchikan Alaska - Matt Perri and Molly Berntson wedding info on the 2010 Alaska tour: David starts his 2nd "Inland Passage" Alaskan tour in Sitka then a 12 hour ferry to Petersburg and finally another 11 hour ferry ride to Ketchikan.


     Esalen Workshop March 21 - March 26, 2010

David Rhys-Johnson returns to Esalen during the Joseph Campbell workshop for a period of learning and performances.

     House Concert
February 28, 2010

David Rhys-Johnson performs in a house concert with his sons Matthew and Aaron Johnson. Performances from other artists including winds by Fred Lamotte, vocals by Ann Stockdale and a trumpet performance by a surprise artist.

     Panorama City Retirement Encore
February 13, 2010

David Rhys-Johnson returns with vocalist Kate Vikstrom for an encore performance at the Panorama City Retirement Community.

     CSA Holiday Concert
December 11, 2009 11:00 am

David Rhys-Johnson directs a merriful holiday concert at the Center for Spiritual Awakening in Olympia.

     Panorama City Retirement Community Performing Arts Center
November 26, 2009

David Rhys-Johnson joins winds expert Fred Lamotte and vocalist Kate Vikstrom at the Panorama City Retirement Community Performing Arts Center in what is sure to be a thrilling and entertaining Thanksgiving Day performance.

     San Diego Tour
October 25 - November 7 2009

David Rhys-Johnson takes an extended tour through beautiful San Diego, CA. Various performances.

     Alaskan Tour
June 20 - June 29, 2009

Red Dog Saloon

David Rhys-Johnson will be making a musical tour through Alaska!

David's first performance is at the world-famous Red Dog Saloon. Dancing and entertainment has been an integral part of this saloon since it's inception in the Alaska gold rush days. The first performer, "Ragtime Hattie" played the piano in white gloves and a silver dollar Halter top. You might not see David in the same attire, but you'll still get to hear some phenomenal music. David will be in the Saloon on either June 20th or 21st.

The next stop is at the Sitka Presbyterian Church on June 22nd at 7:00 pm. Entry cost is donation only, and a wide variety of David's classics will be played in what is sure to be an entertaining evening.

David finishes off the last leg of his tour in Ketchikan, Alaska. There are currently no announced concerts here but stay tuned to the site for any updates!

     Whisperings Concert 2009!
May 2, 2008

The Whisperings crew is reuniting for an exclusive concert in Portland, Oregon. Don't miss your chance to hear David Rhys-Johnson perform live with his son and two other renowned Whisperings solo pianists!



Promotional Poster

   Whisperings Concert!
June 7, 2008

Whisperings Solo Piano Concert
June 7, 2008

Whisperings pianists David Nevue, David Rhys-Johnson, Rebecca Oswald and Matthew Tavis Johnson will be collaborating for a very personal solo piano concert in Corvallis, OR.

Follow this link to visit the official Whisperings concert page and to buy tickets - seating is limited, so be sure to take this opportunity while it's available!

     David's write-up in the Weekly Volcano!
April 2008

Angela Jossy has written an article about David Rhys-Johnson in Tacoma's the Weekly Volcano - click here to jump over to their site and read it!

     Dual CD Release!
April 2008

David Rhys-Johnson unveils two new albums this month - "Father, Son Esalen Moon" and "Family and Friends"!

"Father, Son Esalen Moon" is a joint compilation album, containing original music composed by David Rhys-Johnson and his son Matthew Tavis Johnson. This is David's first joint compilation, and it turned out beautifully. Sample tracks will soon be available on the projects page, and the CD will also be available shortly on CD Baby.

"Family and Friends" is another album containing David's original work - work inspired by or composed for the many special people (and animals!) in David's life. This will also soon be available shortly.

     Whisperings, Solo Piano Radio
Starting January 2008

Please welcome David Rhys-Johnson to Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio! You can listen to Solo Piano Radio through Itunes, TIVO Streams, or through Live365. You'll hear David along with other exceptional pianists: David Lanz, Joe Bongiorno - and even David's son, Matthew Tavis Johnson!

From "About Whisperings":
"The thing about piano music is, almost everyone appreciates it, regardless of age or culture. Everyone loves a good melody, and no instrument inspires quite as much emotion as the piano does when played with skill and grace."

-David Nevue

     Olympia Sacred Music Festival
March 8, 2008

The Olympia Sacred Music Festival is "a celebration of the sacred through the uplifting music & dance of the world."

It's being held at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia.

David will be found performing with special guest vocalist and soloist LaVon Hardison!

     Joseph Campbell Mythological Toolbox
March 23-29, 2008

David will once again be joining the elite collection of artists at the Joseph Cambpell Mythological Toolbox retreat at the Esalen Institute. Set in the beautiful and serene California coastal mountains, the Esalen institute is world-renowned for its relaxing and inspiring setting.

     Tacoma's Sister City Celebration
February 28, 2008 6-8 PM

Find David Rhys-Johnson performing live at the Tacoma Sister City Celebration at Blue Mouse Theatre in Tacoma, Washington.

Visit the official Blue Mouse Theatre website!

   Esalen '07: The JCF Workshops
March 25-30

from JCF newsletter
Week of March 25-30
Orchestrated by Foundation president Bob Walter, joined by Chungliang Al Huang, Caldecott Award winning author & artist Gerald McDermott, playwright-novelist Lynne Kaufman, musician David Rhys-Johnson, and other special guests.

     Douglas Granum
September 3, 2006 - 3-6 pm

Internationally renowned artist and sculptor Doug Granum is hosting his annual end of summer bash. David will be performing with the young musical prodigy Nevis Granum. Also scheduled to attend are Ikea owner Anders Berglund and Bill & Gail Weyerhauser.

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