"Magnetic On", the first single from the new album Everything Is Contagious currently in rotation... head on over to xpn.org to make a request!
So grateful to legendary philly DJ Helen Leicht for her continued support...
Jersey’s Johnny Miles returns to rock on the new Everything Is Contagious
After a subdued turn on the 2012 album Lost Treasure Found, singer-songwriter Johnny Miles returns to the amplified, rock-out sound that first caught our ear on his latest record, Everything is Contagious... Click Here for More.
Coming Soon... brand new full length album...
12 unstoppable pop songs produced and performed by ross bellenoit and johnny miles on a laptop in a living room in south philadelphia...
Everything is electric. Everything is contagious. (Even the things that you think are not.)
Big thanks to Chris Kasper for his shout out in Root Down in the Shadow #PhillyPresents column!
"I've known him for a long time and he's always put out solid, understated records. I just heard the new stuff he's gearing up to release and it blew my mind. Everyone should keep an eye out." -- Click here for more.
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Johnny Miles & The Waywards new LP, Lost Treasure Found, is a blend of sweeping alt-country and retro folk-rock. Filled with melodic harmonies backed up by guitar, upright bass, pedal steel, and assorted strings – Lost Treasure is the band’s third release and certainly the most accomplished.
Although from Philadelphia, the sound is reminiscent, at times, of the 60s/70s Laurel Canyon folk. Their previous work had a more traditional blues influence and even pop tendencies – but this album is far quieter and more introspective.
The album’s cover is a fitting retro nod to those same 60s folk classics like CSNY’s Déjà Vu... Click for more -
It might seem early in the season for road-trip rock ’n’ roll—but, given the punch and panache of Johnny Miles And The Waywards’ recent Key Studio Session, hopefully you’ll forgive our head start. The South Philly/South Jersey six-piece evokes dusty travels and self-discovery in its music, which ranges from boisterous (love Carl Cheeseman’s lead guitar lick on “Hanging On To The Hoping”) to contemplative (keyboardist Nate Gonzales rocked an admirable accordion on the breathless “Sailors”). This set of songs will take you rambling right on into the spring... click here for more
Yesterday, Johnny Miles And The Waywards officially kicked off this year’s XPoNential Music Festival, performing an opening set in the brisk 100-degree weather. Back in March—when we posted our Key Studio Session with the band—XPN2′s John Vettese said, “The South Philly/South Jersey six-piece evokes dusty travels and self-discovery in its music, which ranges from boisterous (love Carl Cheeseman’s lead guitar lick on ‘Hanging On To The Hoping’) to contemplative (keyboardist Nate Gonzales rocked an admirable accordion on the breathless ‘Sailors’).” Yesterday, the band needed no help in evoking images of parched travelers wandering along dusty roads; as far as self-discovery goes, well, hopefully they discovered the beer garden next to Marina Stage immediately after the set.
You can listen to the audio of the full performance here; videos can be found here.
You can listen to Johnny Miles And The Waywards’ Key Studio Session here; two of those tracks also appear on our new Key Studio Sessions 2011 XPoNential Music Festival Sampler (which also features exclusive tracks by Nicos Gun, Andrew Lipke, Matt Duke and Kuf Knotz).
When The Saints Sleep
Hanging On to The Hoping
The Story of My Love
Take a Ride
Slow Like My memories
Visit Johnny Miles And the Waywards’ band page at the XPoNential Music Festival website for complete coverage.