Our History in Music and Farm Life
About the Show:
The Johnson Strings - an incredible family of 8! Violins, violas, cellos, bass, piano, mandolin, and banjo… With over 100 years of professional training among the siblings alone, and thousands of hours spent perfecting their craft, the music they produce is jaw-dropping!
Have you ever seen four people play one grand piano all at the same time? Forty fingers on eighty-eight piano keys - that’s not many keys per person! The trick fiddling they do on their version of the Orange Blossom Special is something else you must see.
One of the performers in their show is also a certified chef, so she has made-from-scratch, mouth-watering cupcakes and cookies available at the concessions stand. Karen is known for her amazing baking!
We suggest reserving your seats, because they only have 105 seats in their theater! They keep it small so you can have an intimate, up-close experience. It’s a one-of-a-kind Branson show!
The Johnson Strings. Where music comes to LIFE!
Exceptional Variety of Music: Classical Favorites. Fiddling. Vocal Hits. Ragtime. Patriotic. Gospel. Irish.
About the Family:
Hello and welcome! We’re so glad you stopped by to learn a little more about our family!
As a family of eight, we love what we do! Music is who we are – its flow from within us is unstoppable. Each performance is distinctive - 100% live, acoustic, and dynamic! As family, experiencing life together gives us deep connection on stage and in every facet of life as each one inspires the other to aim higher.
We have been classically trained from the very start, beginning in the Suzuki program as young children ages 3-6 years old. Folded into our childhood memories are special moments of riding in our hot rod to lessons, playing our first “violins” made out of macaroni boxes, brown paper, and rulers, recitals with cookies, and trips to the ice cream parlor to celebrate accomplishments. Since then, we have continued to study with the doctors and professors of nearby colleges and universities while traveling and performing extensively, garnering many personal and ensemble awards.
Before moving to Branson, we logged hour upon hour on the road, traveling for 10 years from top to bottom of the US! When an ice cream detour was announced, high school and college studies, music scores, and work projects were all flung aside. On the bus we enjoyed many works of literature - historical and fiction - read aloud as the miles flew by.
Our family truly loves meeting the many wonderful people that enrich our lives and getting the chance to chat with them before or after each of our shows!
Join us for an unforgettable experience!