About Us

     Phil Talbot and Wes McCraw are two of Northeast Ohio's best and most entertaining musicians. Together they are the Travelin' Johnsons. With a unique acoustic approach to Rock, Country, and Blues classsics (which includes the use of foot percussion instruments) the duo has entertained audiences all over the country...and even abroad. Noteworthy venues include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the House of Blues (both in Cleveland Ohio and the Dominican Republic), the historic Cleveland Arcade, the Boardwalk and "the Keys" at Put-in-Bay Ohio. Television appearances include the Travel Channel's "NFL Road Tested" and Fox 8 News Cleveland.
     Phil Talbot, a former member of classic rock music icons The Outsiders, brings with him a seemingly limitless catalog of songs both old and new. Wes McCraw is a well respected guitarist, producer, and audio engineer. He has produced music and content for Hasbro Toys, American Greetings, MTV, and PBS Television among others.
     Both Phil and Wes are former members of The Calabash Band...a 25 year Put-in-Bay, Ohio favorite. The Travelin' Johnsons have been, and continue to be, one of the most booked duos at "P.I.B". With a fan friendly performance style, a bit of musical virtuosity, and a song catalogue spanning over 40 years - the Travelin' Johnsons have something for everyone.