Jonny Corndawg Announces Summer Tour Dates – MOTR Pub on 7/21 with The Young Heirlooms

Jonnny Corndawg
Jonny Corndawg

Jonny Corndawg with The Young Heirlooms
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Free, 21+, 10pm,

Jonny Corndawg, the new face of outlaw country,returns to the Newport Folk Festival this year for a performance on Saturday, July 28.  If you aren’t planning on attending, you can stream Jonny and his band’s set live on NPR between 12:30 – 1 pm ET.  Jonny, who has just returned from a string of European dates with Dawes, will be performing with his Nashville-based band the Almond Brothers – Josh Hedley (fiddle, vocals), Jerry Pentacost (drums) and Taylor Zachry(bass). Jonny has also announced tour dates through August 2012, including shows with Dawes, the Alabama Shakes and Lucero (scroll down for complete tour dates).

Jonny Corndawg is a Virginia-raised and Nashville-cured songwriter/burgeoning country star that worships the altar of Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, and Michael Hurley.  He turned headsd woth his most recent release, Down On the Bikini Linewhich the Nashville Scene proclaimed

“one of the filthiest, funniest and most innocent country records in recent memory.”

Offstage, Jonny Corndawg is an airbrushing, leather-working, marathon-running, truck-driving machine who treats his body like a temple and country music like the gospel.  He’s been referred to as the “new face of outlaw country” (Nashville Scene) and his most recent release, Down on the Bikini Line, is as honest as they come.  Download Jonny’s track “Fools and Sages” (feel free to share) and stream his last release,  Down on the Bikini Line.

Expect to hear songs from live shows include songs from his upcoming release, Dad Country, which was recorded with Taylor Goldsmith, Griffin Goldsmith, Tay Straithairn and Wylie Gelber, along with Spencer Cullum Jr. and Joshua Hedley.  

 Praise for Jonny Corndawg: “Clever songs like “Chevy Beretta,” “Shaved (Like a Razor)” and “Undercover Dad” made last year’s Down on the Bikini Line an underground hit, but it had more to do with the surprising authentic quality of his music than it did with his quirky style.”  –

“… filthy, funny, vagrant and harmonious.” – Paste Magazine

“His love of classic country-in all its heartbreaking, plainspoken, at times ridiculous glory-burns hotter than a backyard tire fire.”– M: Music and Musicians

“… a preternatural grasp of honky-tonk, bluegrass, traditional, and outlaw country music.”   

– Consequence of Sound

When he zeroes in on the sort of absurd detail that nobody else would think to write about, he’s unbeatable.”  – Relix Magazine

“Corndawg reels you in with some good shtick-the blatant country signposts … but you’ll stick around for the genuine craftsmanship.” – Popmatters (review of Down on the Bikini Line)


% w/ Dawes

# w/Lucero
+ w/Alabama Shakes

Fri-Jul-20       Nashville, TN         Mercy Lounge

Sat-Jul-21      Cincinnati, OH       MOTR Pub
Sun-Jul-22     Columbus, OH       Rumba Café
Mon-Jul-23     Cleveland, OH       Beachland Ballroom %
Tue-Jul-24      Rochester, NY       Lovin Cup
Wed-Jul-25     Toronto, ON           Lee’s Palace
Thu-Jul-26      Burlington, VT        Monkey House
Fri-Jul-27        Portland, ME          Empire Dine and Dance
Sat-Jul-28      Newport, RI            Newport Folk Festival
Sat-Jul-28      Newport, RI            Newport Blues Café  w/Deer Tick, 10 pm
Sun-Jul-29      Syracuse, NY         Paper Mill Island Amphitheater +
Wed-Aug-01   New York, NY         Mercury Lounge
Fri-Aug-03      Brooklyn, NY          Union Pool
Sun-Aug-05    Philadelphia, PA     North Star Bar
Tue-Aug-07    Washington, DC     Red Palace
Wed-Aug-08   Charlottesville, VA  Jefferson Theatre %
Fri-Aug-10      Durham, NC            The Garage @ Motorco
Sat-Aug-11     Wilmington, NC       Soapbox Laundrolounge
Sun-Aug-12    Charleston, SC       The Pour House
Mon-Aug-13   Atlanta, GA              529
Thu-Aug-16    Indianapolis, IN        The Vogue #
Fri-Aug-17      Grand Rapids, MI    The Intersection #
Sun-Aug-19    Detroit, MI                Small’s Backyard BBQ  #
Tue-Aug-21    Ithaca, NY                The Haunt  #
Fri-Aug-24      Muscle Shoals, AL   Bill Reid’s Shindig – Shoals Theater +