Thank you Roland Johnson

Roland Johnson performing at StitchCast Studio LIVE!, Central Stage, on June 10, 2022

Saint Louis Story Stitchers was deeply saddened to learn of our good friend and mentor Roland Johnson’s passing at 74.

Roland spent time with Story Stitchers youth and artists working on Peace in the Prairie, recording America the Beautiful in our studio with 5 young artists and a remix of Missouri Waltz. Roland especially enjoyed working with Story Stitchers young musicians and spent time teaching youth to push recorded works to greater fullness through instrumentation and layering vocals.

In 2022 Roland brought members of his band to perform classics for Story Stitchers at StitchCast Studio LIVE! on two separate nights and also encouraged the young artists to take the mic and share a guitar with the highly experienced band.

Roland’s visits to Story Stitchers were always joyful and enlightening. Thank you for sharing your amazing voice, your musical expertise, your generous spirit, and for the beautiful music you left to us and to the world. We will all miss you.