|Name: Johanna Philio
|DOB: April 27th 1984
|Hobbies: Besides music,
I love hiking, canoeing, and most recently... fantasy football!
and writing songs that glorify God and bring people closer to Him.
|Other Skills: I play cello, and
I have about a dozen salmon recipes.
Johanna Philio is a Christian artist in NYC.
She composes her own material, and is passionate about sharing the love
of Christ through music.
Jesus Christ is the only subject worth singing about, as far as Johanna
is concerned, because she know that the truth and the joy that comes
from knowing Him changes hearts and lives.
Johanna describes herself as "just a young woman living for God
in a world that needs Him." She sings as well as plays the cello.
Sometimes Johanna writes about things that make her happy, sometimes
she writes about things that hurt deeply. Either way, her songs are
different because they are always honest, and even Johanna's saddest
songs are laced with hope.
- When did you start singing and who was/is your influence(s)?
I grew up singing in church, which was a great place to start. I've been
a huge fan of Newsboys, Crystal Lewis, and Switchfoot for years. Crystal
Lewis is probably the artist I admire most in the music industry.
- What do you think is the hardest thing about singing and what do
you think is the easiest thing about singing from your personal experience?
The hardest things for me are always the things you can't prepare for.
Once I had a fire alarm drill in the middle of a show... what can you
do? It's a tough situation. The easiest things are getting on stage when
you have a song you know is going to
reach people and you've practiced a zillion times. When you just know
it's going to be a good show.
- From your knowledge and experience what advice can you recommend
to someone who is starting out in the music industry?
Read contracts and do your homework! The Internet is a powerful tool.
Research everything and everyone. Oh, and if it looks like a scam, it
- What are some things you do, so your talent doesn't get the best
As soon as you get too arrogant or try to show off, you're going to fall
on your face. For me, as a Christian artist, it means praying all the
time and remembering that I'm there to glorify Jesus, not myself.
- What do you think makes a good singer?
Hard work. Period.