Adam Amram

Peggy Johnson has been a staple of the Oklahoma City acoustic music scene since 1985 when she planted her Georgia roots in the Red Dirt plains, blending her southern style with the populist politics of Woody Guthrie’s legacy — through her songwriting, her unabashed public persona, and her huge capacity for enveloping a crowd in the emotional safe haven of song.

Peggy fell in love with the acoustic guitar and Bob Dylan’s music at age 14, thus beginning a lifelong journey of folk music — music for folks! She played the talent shows, the open mics, the showcases, on up to the big stage, opening for Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, John Hartford, and Jesse Colin Young after a few years in the U.S. Navy, playing in the ship’s band.

Taking her music on the road in the Southern half of the country, Peggy honed her love of Americana music, ranging from the blues to traditional folk to the fine art of storytelling through her songwriting. With her clear voice and intricate guitar-playing, she can hold a room full of people in the palm of her hand, taking them places they are willing to go, like the ocean, the farm, the kitchen, or even all the way to the shores of Scotland. There are songs yet to be written and Peggy is always ready with wide-eyed wonder to pave the way and find them.