Josiah Johnson of The Head and the Heart playing free show at Patagonia


A few weeks back we were pleased to see The Head And The Heart included on the lineup for this summer’s Levitate Music & Arts Festival in Marshfield. Co-frontman Josiah Johnson took hiatus from touring with the group back in 2016, though he still performs some of the Seattle folk band’s bigger shows and being a part of their recording.

While we’re not totally sure if Johnson will be on the South Shore of Massachusetts this summer, we do know where the talented singer-songwriter will be this Friday (February 23): The Patagonia store at 346 Newbury St. in Boston.

Johnson will be performing a free show, which starts at 6 p.m., to raise awareness for 1% for the Planet. Kevin Large’s Widower project will also play a set.


Since we’re all familiar with Patagonia, here’s some background on the cause: “1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving — only 3% of total philanthropy — is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet. Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.”

1% for the Planet was started in 2002 by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Blue Ribbon Flies founder Craig Mathews, and has raised more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits.

It boasts “a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries.” Its headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont.