Mac and Laura Johnston

About

Indie/Americana duo Mac and Laura Johnston met and started song writing together in Asheboro, North Carolina in 2012. At the time, Mac had over 10 years’ experience playing guitar and Laura had worked on various song writing and recording projects since 2006. As soon as the duo started to sing together, many commented on their rich harmonies and the depth of their sound even when playing acoustically with one guitar and two voices.

In 2014 the duo married and moved to Laura’s homeland, Yorkshire, England, where they continue to write, develop their sound, and perform at local events. Mac’s country/bluegrass influenced guitar style, combined with indie/folk vibes has already proved to be popular in live venues. At the heart of all that Mac and Laura do, both on and off the stage, is a genuine love for people and a passion to write songs anchored in the themes of hope and light.

“HOPE IS OUR ANTHEM, LOVE IS OUR GOAL”

On 9th September 2017, Mac and Laura released their debut EP, ‘First Light’. Head over to the music page to find the iTunes/Amazon links or to have a listen to their featured song ‘Wandering’.

“HAVEN’T BEEN AS EXCITED BY NEW MUSIC SENT INTO UCB IN AGES AS I WAS WHEN I GOT THE NEW RELEASE FROM MAC AND LAURA – SIMPLY STUNNING.”

– Steve Best UCB Radio Presenter 

To find out more about the thoughts behind the songs, keep an eye on their blog and watch out for updates on social media!

Blog

Wandering (Refresh)

As we sat in our living room feeling mentally and physically drained, we longed to be out in nature. If we could have closed our eyes, said a magic word and …

Black Cloud (Light)

Black Cloud? I know, it sounds like a slightly odd song title, but you’ll be pleased to know, there is a meaning behind it. This is not just a song …

Rise and Shine

I’m sure at one point or another, like me, you have been faced with that daunting blank sheet of paper. The kind of blank paper that eventually becomes a completed …