Hobo Johnson & The LovemakersUS
A remarkable young man with the soul of a poet, a tripwire voice and talent to burn, Hobo Johnson is a Sacramento based musician like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Surviving a tough upbringing in which he was ostracised for his technicolour personality, Johnson first started making music in his 1994 Toyota Corolla which doubled as his home at the time (hence the name). His flow is crooked and his heart lives on his sleeve but something in the elements of hip-hop, folk, slam poetry and indie that he has pooled together has led to a huge following and plenty of buzz. The NPR Tiny Desk video of his track Peach Scone has clocked up nearly 9 million views as the world tunes into to one man’s magical madness.