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My name is Pete Johnston, and I am a bass player, composer, teacher, and podcast host living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This site is a document of my various musical, scholarly, and teaching activities.

I have a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from York University, and am currently employed as a sessional lecturer at Ryerson University and Humber College. Sometimes I find the time to make some music with my friends. Please have a look and listen, and get in touch should you be curious about my work.

Upcoming Shows

18 April 2019, 6:30 pm
Stranger Still: The Poems of Alden Nowlan
Randi Helmers and Mim Adams (voice), Rob Clutton (bass), Pete Johnston (guitar)
Anansi Bookshop, 128 Sterling Road, Lower Level

27 April 2019, 10 pm
Album release show: Stranger Still and the Mike Smith Company
All-Set! Editions presents a show to celebrate the release of two albums: Stranger Still's Songs of Bread, Wine and Salt and The Songs of the Mike Smith Company
Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto

Another Word For Science - See Through 4
w/Marilyn Lerner (piano), Karen Ng (saxophone), and Nick Fraser (drums)

Walk - See Through Two
w/Rob Clutton (bass)

More music and videos here:

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Pete's work has been generously supported by:

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