Smalltown Poets performing at Cafe Eleven
December 7, 2023
The Original Cafe Eleven
St. Augustine Beach, FL
Smalltown Poets began in Georgia when high school friends Michael Johnston, Danny Stephens and Byron Goggin, met Kevin Breuner and Miguel DeJesus who were musicians then based in Nashville. Quickly, the band received accolades from both critics and fans alike, with numerous Top 5 radio hits, including the song “If You Let Me Love You” that went to #1 on the Billboard CHR radio charts, and “Monkey’s Paw” hitting #1 on Christian Rock Radio. Now, with 10 albums under their belt, the band has garnered 2 Grammy nominations, 7 Dove Award nominations and a Billboard Music Video Award.
Michael Johnston states, “Smalltown Poets is more than just a band, it’s a brotherhood. We have realized that we’re better husbands, dads, friends and musicians because of one another. Over the years, we have become much more than Smalltown Poets the band. We are Smalltown Poets family. That connection has brought a deeper, richer purpose to our musical journey.”
Smalltown Poets is: Michael Johnston (vocals), Danny Stephens (keyboards, vocals), Kevin Breuner (guitar), Miguel DeJesus (bass), and Byron Goggin (drums).