Penny Buhr Johnson enthralled a near-capacity audience at her Coffee House concert at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre on June 25th 2009. Singing songs from jazz and pop to inspirational, many composed by her, Johnson admitted to her audience that the love songs are her favourites. The singer-songwriter also told stories about some of her past performances and a beautiful dream she once had.
Penny was a long time resident of Oliver and an adored music teacher with Music for Young Children until her move to Saskatchewan a few years ago.
Since her move, Johnson has focused on her singing career, and has produced three CDs, her latest being “Vision” which was released in 2008. Her hard work and artistry has been rewarded with numerous awards including Country Gospel Music Assoc. 2008 Female New Artist award, and four more CGMA Silver Heart Awards at the 2009 CGMA Convention in High River, AB for Female Full-Time Vocalist, Songwriter Full-Time, Bilingual Artist, and Instrumental Artist. Penny displays her five awards in the bottom photo. You go girl!
Emotional at times, Penny expressed her happiness at visiting Oliver BC once more. We were delighted to have her appear at the Quails’ Nest.
Photos by Heather Fink