New Orleans influenced Johnny & The Mongrels just dropped their album “Creole Skies” yesterday. The band now based on Colorado, just released their album and it is soulful and funky. With their New Orleans influence mixed in they bring it all to the table in this 10 track album.
Johnny & The Mongrels released their second single off the album “Louisiana Girl”, click HERE
for the official music video!
With this being the bands debut album they certainly set a high bar for themselves quickly. The bayou funk can be felt from start to end. Each song gives a story backed with a funky groove that makes you settle in, relaxed and enjoying life.
Infused with the brass, woodwind, percussion, and strings families Johnny &The Mongrels are not holding anything back in CREOLE SKIES a fantastic album for anyone who loves a a nice hook, funky grooves, great stories and Non stop jamming out throughout the album. They blend the sound of Country/Americana/Blues/Rock in a way that is complimentary to those that inspire them and certainly sets this album as a top 10 album of the year.
Drinking With Angels
just Keep Walking
The core band on CREOLE SKIES consists of lead singer/songwriter Johnny Ryan, bassist/singer/songwriter Jeff Bostic, guitarist Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman, Levon Helm), keyboardist Bill McKay (The Derek Trucks Band, Leftover Salmon) and drummer/percussionist Eddie Christmas (The Black Crowes, Jon Cleary). Guest artists include tenor saxophonist Craig Dreyer (Keith Richards, Joan Osborne) and button accordionist Roddie Romero (Marcus Miller, Bobby Rush). Recorded at the historic Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana, CREOLE SKIES was co-produced by Sharrard and JoeBaby Michaels (Ivan Neville, Bobby Messano).
Catch Johnny & The Mongrels live:
– The Audi Center, Broomfield, CO
– CD Release Full Band live-stream from Chimaera Sound Studio
– Halftime Sports Bar, Commerce City, CO
– FoCoMX Drive & Jive, Ft. Collins, CO
– Dazzle Denver, Denver, CO