Swamp Funk Blues
Johnny & The Mongrels is a high powered, New Orleans infused, "Swamp Funk & Blues" collaboration from Fort Collins, Colorado.
The project was developed in April of 2015, via the mutual musical admiration of singer songwriter Johnny Ryan & incomparable bassist/singer songwriter/multi instrumentalist, Jeff Bostic.
Recently having released their EP "You Ain't Ready," Johnny & The Mongrels is described as, "a band with thoughtful songwriting & a seemingly innate sense of blues rhythm & vibe. Fun, upbeat and full of energy, this is one Colorado band bridging the gap between NOLA and The Rockies in fine style," by DAWN DUNCAN - Northern Colorado Scene Magazine.
Johnny & The Mongrels have been awarded numerous accolades including recognition as a top 10 band of the 2016 Scene Magazine's Fresh Talent Showcase, a top 8 band of the 2017 SALT Magazine's Neoteric Noise Showcase, as well as an invitation to be a member of The SpokesBuzz Springboard Program in 2015, directed by Dani Grant (Mishawaka Amphitheater).
Having played prominent venues and festivals such as The Aggie Theatre, Hodi's Halfnote, Colorado Brewer's Festival, Ziggie's Live Music, FoCoMX, Old South Gaylord Street Fest, Cheesman Park Art Festival, Gnarly Barley Brewfest and KRFC 88.9FM Live @ Lunch Series in 2016-17 and sharing the stage with artists such as Musketeer Gripweed, Shakedown Street, Samantha Fish, Tab Benoit, Donna The Buffalo, The Peterson Brothers; Johnny & The Mongrels are moving towards finishing their next album, and launching a midwest/southern states tour.