Rob Johnston is a unique guitarist who blends his brilliant technique with different playing styles and influences. He is part of an evolving tradition of acoustic guitar playing drawing on a classical background as well as world and folk roots. His guitar compositions and songs explore unusual musical territory, always evading comparison or familiarity.
Rob has played at major acoustic festivals and Art centres and has performed live on BBC radio several times. H says “My material has a folk/roots base, but very eclectic with the odd looping technology thrown in! I usually mix in my own songs with guitar pieces.”
“Rob Johnston is a guitar player of supreme quality as the sound he generates from just a steel stringed guitar is astounding.. Awesome guitar technique.. Johnston isn’t just a high-class guitarist but a fine singer-songwriter as well.” Folking.com
“..confident and joyous ..fluid and reflective (and appropriately reminiscent of Martin Simpson without being cloned)..Such individual, engaging and assured playing is always a pleasure to listen to.” Folk-on-Tap Magazine.
“Fantastic. An absolute pleasure” BBC Radio Solent.
“Staggering playing…a blistering session. He is a mighty, mighty fine player.” Phil Jackson, South Live, BBC Southern Counties Radio.