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Songwriter Freedy Johnson To Play Hastings' Purple Crayon

Feeedy Johnston will appear at The Purple Crayon in Hastings.
Feeedy Johnston will appear at The Purple Crayon in Hastings. Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Michael Carmody, Photographer

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston, a former Rolling Stone magazine Songwriter of the Year, will be the guest performer at The Purple Crayon in Hastings Saturday.

Johnston, 51, is a New York City-based singer-songwriter who has scored several minor hits over his 30-year career. His songs are often about troubled loners, and cover topics like heartbreak, alienation and disappointment.

In early 2008 Johnston released a covers album entitled "My Favorite Waste of Time." It includes selections from Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Matthew Sweet and The Hollies. His most recent CD, called "Rain on the City," was recorded in Nashville and was released in January 2010.

Johnston has contributed songs to the soundtracks for movies including "Kingpin," "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead" and "Kicking and Screaming."

Johnston's most recent release is entitled "At Least We Have Each Other" (2012), a collaboration with Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills and Jon Dee Graham working together as The Hobart Brothers and Lil' Sis Hobart.  For more on Johnston's appearance, log on to The Purple Crayon webpage .

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