Press

REVIEWS

“ This is a band that can hit all the targets, from danceadelic groovers to heart-rushing ballads. Like Louisiana itself, there is such a depth of feeling in everything they touch it sounds like they’ve captured the Pelican State and planted it right on a record."

- Bill Bentley, AMERICANA HIGHWAY

“The album is soulful and funky, with great stories and non-stop jamming throughout. This certainly will be a top 10 album of the year.”

– Ryan Pike, MUSIC MATTERS MAGAZINE

“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.”

– Melissa Clarke, AMERICANA HIGHWAYS

“Their groove is relaxed but irresistible, easing effortlessly from down-home blues to second-line strut to gospel transcendence, and beyond.”

– JD, AMERICAN BLUES SCENE

“With a bunch of jam band and Americana cred dripping from the grooves, this smoking set of swamp rock n blues is hot and heavy throughout. Loaded with punch and power, this is music that turns the night into morning with you taking it all in from your car hood with a cold one nearby the whole time. A dandy ear opener that doesn’t stint on the basics but goes way beyond as well. Hot.”

– Chris Spector, MIDWEST RECORD ENTERTAINMENT

“A debut album worthy of your attention . . . full of a number of infectious songs guaranteed to make you smile, dance and/or sing along. At a time when others want to drain the swamp, Johnny & the Mongrels make the case for exempting swamp blues.”

– Stacy Harris, STACY’S MUSIC ROW REPORT

“The album is full of wonderful swamp funk and an impressive line-up of musicians that help to give the songs an infectious rhythm and a tight groove.”

– Michael Hingston, AMERICANA ROUNDUP column (CMP – UK)

“Johnny & The Mongrels make their presence felt profoundly on Creole Skies. Its strengths are manifold, its music meaningful and built to last, and Ryan as the messenger will not be denied. Creole Skies is operating on a whole different level, at once familiar, fresh and true to the human experience. When they sing and play, and it all comes together, you believe them. What a beautiful thing.”

- David McGee, DEEP ROOTS

“The album has a special way of easing tension, inspiring and reinvigorating by way of Jazz rock, ginchi funk, Gospel, and beautiful Southern Soul."

– Ian Billen, LATEST BUZZ

“The album is nourished by the elixir of Louisiana music… serve me please!”

– Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE PRESS RELEASES

“Johnny and the Mongrels from the Swamp to your mind all without the gators. Fun and and soulful just the right notes every time.”

– DJ Ralph, XTRASOUND NEW MUSIC SHOW / BLOGTALK RADIO

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