Josiah Johnson, Planes on Paper set to rock Rolling Bay

Josiah Jonson and Planes on Paper will share the Space Craft stage at Rolling Bay Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

Tickets, $12 in advance and $15 at the door, are on sale at

Southern California native, current resident of the Bay Area, former Seattleite, one-time Torontonian and long-time tour bus resident Josiah Johnson’s immersion in the musical culture of so many locales — as well as his dedication to constant touring — has given him the means to share his music far and wide. The strength of his songwriting has carried his music far beyond even his physical reach. Best known as a member of American indie-folkers The Head and The Heart, Johnson’s solo performances highlight a stripped down, emotive, lyrics-first kind of songcraft, inimitable in its sincerity and beauty.

Even as a one-year-old project, Planes on Paper was already receiving high praise from a nearly endless list of media outlets across the country: the Seattle Times, American Songwriter Magazine, KEXP Seattle, WNYU New York, The Revue, Ear To The Ground and The Stranger.

Now, nearly three years into the band’s journey, the praise continues, and the songwriting duo is drawing crowds on both coasts of the U.S. as well as playing some of the most noteworthy festivals — all without yet releasing an album.

Rolling Bay Hall is located at 10598 Northeast Valley Road.