Keeping up with 2014 alums: DeKam & Johnson
March 6, 2015
Editor Note: This is part- one of a four -part series on what last year’s graduates have been working on their first year away from OHS.
Many recent Owatonna High School graduates have been busy adjusting to their new lives after high school. Some may have dived into the workforce right away, studied abroad or have settled in at college. Others, however, are trying to advance their musical careers while attending to studies. OHS Class of 2014 alumni, Noah DeKam and Logan Johnson, have been up to a great deal with their band, DeKam & Johnson.
DeKam and Johnson began after the two musicians were in a previous band before and throughout high school. Now, they are making a big push to further their band and grow a larger audience. Johnson said, “I think we bring something fresh and new to the world and that’s exciting.” With the roots of their favorite genres such as: country, blues, rock, soul and pop. Dekam & Johnson bring americana music to life.
Over the years, DeKam and Johnson have played at all kinds of events and all places such as benefits, concerts, private parties, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. They also have purchased recording equipment, and they have a home studio located in Johnson’s home. “The thing that really makes us special is our one of a kind harmonies that you don’t hear too often. The next step, naturally, was songwriting, which turned out to be an uncovered talent in our arsenal,” said DeKam.
DeKam and Johnson also have their own website. On the website, their upcoming shows, pictures and videos are available, along with their social media accounts and music. Johnson said, “We are currently working on setting up our performance schedule for this summer! It will be available on our website.” Their website is www.dekamandjohnson.com.
DeKam and Johnson will be reuniting with their old band, Mile Five, for the Hometown Sampler. Shows will take place place this Friday, Mar. 6 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 7 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Mar. 8 at 2 p.m. The cost of admission is food or a monetary donation- all of which benefits the food shelf.