Song Premiere: Johnny & The Mongrels “Music Man”

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Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Johnny & The Mongrels’ song “Music Man,” from their album Creole Skies produced by Joebaby Michaels and Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman band) recorded at Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana. Creole Skies is due to be available in July. “Music Man” will be available on June 22. The song is Johnny Ryan on vocals; Jeff Bostic on bass; Scott Sharrard on guitar; Bill McKay (Derek Trucks) on keyboards; Eddie Christmas on drums/percussion; Bill Goss on percussion; and Roddie Romero on squeeze box.

Saturday, June 27 at 9pm Eastern, Johnny & The Mongrels are playing a Live stream through My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel at FB @mfproslynhotel. 

“Music Man” is the grooviest Louisiana bayou song you could ask for this summer. When you’re itching for layers of New Orleans energy, reach for the Creole Skies and you’ll be satisfied.

It was really exciting and serendipitous to get the chance to have the incredible squeeze box player Roddie Romero on this track. Roddie is a Lafayette, LA legend which incidentally is a stones throw from Dockside so adding his Acadiana/Louisiana Creole style to this song was a dream come true. Secondly, the pure fire piano that Bill McKay lays down on this track really makes the song come alive and would make Professor Longhair proud. Bill is phenomenal to watch as he plays.  In the studio he was literally surrounded by keyboards; from a Hammond B-3 to Clavinet and a Baldwin Grand Piano, he had his choice of instruments to lay down the swaying groove. – Johnny Ryan of Johnny & The Mongrels

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