Penn Johnson channels and projects stories through song — unlike any artist of our time. His sound is of a genre yet-to-be defined, but his true-to-life lyrics, acoustic melodies, wind-sung strumming, harmonic rhythms and passionate (uni-)verses echo an era that once collected the masses. Some call it folk — other simply recognize that the music flowing through him inspires dancing, conscious thought and healing connection. A Massachusetts native, Penn has traveled the country solo for the majority of his young adult life playing wherever and to whomever he has been called. His first memoir Trail Mix & Goon: Adventures Abroad in Oz was published at the age of 26.