Conjuring the Swamp Funk, Rock, and Bayou Soul Spirit – Johnny & The Mongrels’ Deliver Heartening New Music

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Offering a bold, mesmerizing, and passionate experience, New Orleans’-influenced artists Johnny & The Mongrels take the music world by storm

Denver, CO/New Orleans, LA —December 15th , 2023 – In the musical tapestry of Swamp Funk & Bayou Soul, emerges Johnny & The Mongrels, a Louisiana/Colorado-based musical endeavor that transcends genres. Their mission goes beyond creating music; it’s about fostering a musical family known as “Mongrels-Nation,” uniting fans under the banner of their distinctive sound.

The artist’s debut work, “Creole Skies” is a fiery and disruptive record that proves the inimitable ethos the band represents. Co-produced by industry veterans Joe “Baby” Michaels and guitarist Scott Sharrard, known for his work with the Greg Allman Band and Little Feat, the album received acclaim for its unique blend of rock, R&B, and the unmistakable flavors of the Louisiana bayou.

“Creole Skies” showcases a lineup of veteran musicians, including guitarist Scott Sharrard, keyboardist Bill McKay (Derek Trucks Band, Leftover Salmon), and drummer Eddie Christmas (New Orleans Suspects, John Cleary, The Black Crowes).

The album was recorded at the iconic Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana, a place that has witnessed the creation of eight Grammy-winning albums. Building on the success of their debut, Johnny & The Mongrels embraced the summer of 2022 with their sophomore album, “Magnolia & Pine.”

Produced by Joe Baby Michaels and recorded at Dockside Studio, the album featured an exceptional lineup, including Eddie Christmas on drums, James H. Dumm on guitar and Phil Breen (Samantha Fish, Russell Batiste) on keys.

Since 2015, Johnny & The Mongrels have graced prominent venues and music festivals nationwide, sharing stages with renowned artists like Scott Sharrard, George Porter Jr, Ivan Neville, Marc Broussard, Eddie 9V, Samantha Fish and many more.

For those looking to delve into the world of Johnny & The Mongrels, their website is the gateway to discovering and experiencing their music, exclusive merchandise, and the opportunity to become an official member of the Mongrels-Nation family.

As the musical odyssey continues, Johnny & The Mongrels invite you to join them on a journey through the soul-stirring landscapes of Swamp Funk & Bayou Soul!



In the heart of Denver, Colorado or New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 1st, 2023, the essence of Swamp Funk & Bayou Soul comes alive as Johnny & The Mongrels continue their musical journey, creating universal awareness and inviting listeners to join the ever-growing “Mongrels-Nation.” The genesis of Johnny & The Mongrels dates back to the release of their debut album, “Creole Skies,” in July 2020.

As they moved into 2022-23, Johnny & The Mongrels secured a record contract and publishing deal for “Magnolia & Pine” with Sony Records affiliate Bent River Records and The Orchard. With this new partnership, the band aspires to spread their Swamp Funk & Bayou Soul gospel far and wide.

From rising from despair to joining the party in progress, their music pays homage to those who paved the way before them. The band’s accolades include 5 Independent Blues Awards Nominations in 2021 and recognition by the Recording Academy, with nominations in six categories for consideration in the 63rd Grammy Awards.


Johnny & The Mongrels
Name: Johnny Ryan
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 970-310-9111




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