Victor Johnson is a singer/songwriter based in Bend, Oregon who as? written a song called “Black Sun” to honor the victims of the AME Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston.
In his own words, “I was already extremely upset about what had happened, then
when I saw social media seeming to focus on everything except the
victims themselves, I wanted to write something for them to honor their
beauty, and bring the focus back to them. This resulted in the song,
Victor has written several other songs inspired by victims of violence –
Rain Makes the Flowers Grow was written for a child from the Sandy Hook
School and Kingdoms honors the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
These songs are part of a CD I released in Oct 2015, Beautiful Things.
The title track I wrote about surviving a relationship with domestic
On Nov 14th, after a writer for the Huffington Post suggested he write a
song for France, “J’adore la France” was composed in 2 hours as memorial to
the victims of the attack – https://youtu.be/–2Sex9YbMs.
In January,devastated at the loss of David Bowie, he wrote “Just for One Day” (https://youtu.be/We9g3HsxsUc)
He recently did research on Pearl Harbor and wrote “Sweet December Day” to recognize the
75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and will be performing
this as part of my set, opening for Leon Russell on Dec 7 at the Tower
Theatre in Bend. The Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors will
be playing the song the same week at their annual conference on Oahu.
Victor? believes that it is a good thing to mourn those we have lost, and
allow that process to breathe freely.