Posted on March 21, 2017
The Johner Brothers have long been a household name in Saskatchewan. Brad and Ken Johner started their music career back in 1988 and their down-home country music took them to the top. With CCMA, WCMA, and SCMA wins, Juno nominations, a “Entertainers of the Decade” title and 4 hitalbums they helped put Saskatchewan musicians on the big stage.
In 2003, Brad Johner took his singer/songwriter skills on a new path launching his solo career. His first album “Free” landed him a Juno nomination and things continued to go up! He topped the Canadian Country Music charts for years and the accolades continued to roll in. He represented the best of Canadian music; undeniable talent, strong roots and humble charm.
Brad passed his love of music onto his children and in 2011 found himself once more standing on stage with family, this time his son’s. It began with playing local family events and turned into “Brad Johner and The Johner Boys.” The band, made up of Brad Johner, son’s Luc, Jesse and Quinn and family friend Simon Jasieniuk, began putting on shows throughout the prairies and making a name for themselves once more.
Like a case of Deja Vu, just over ten years after Brad Johner began his solo career, Luc, Jesse, Quinn and Simon decided to strive out on their own. Since then, The Johner Boys have put out a cover album, wrote the official song for the Saskatchewan Rush and recently put out an original EP, titled Stories.
Whether it be the Johner Brothers, Brad Johner or The Johner Boys, these artists have and continue to represent Saskatchewan and Canadian music with incredible class and dedication.
We are honored and very excited to welcome Brad Johner and the Johner Boys onto the big stage at AFU 2017 on Friday, July 7th.