About Johnny

“I’m calling it — this intense and dynamic record is going to be one of my favorite albums of the year and Johnny Ironsights is going to be one of my favorite personal musical discoveries at year’s end.” — Americana Highways

Johnny Ironsights is an Americana artist, film composer and Fulbright Scholar whose music channels the hard-living spirit and dark strangeness of the American underbelly. Born and raised in California, his music draws on the uniquely American flavors of the Golden State. “Think Steve Earle in league with Nick Cave.”, says Goldmine Magazine.

The songs on his new album Murder Mountain—written and recorded during the pandemic and following the death of his father to cancer—are deeply personal as he laments about loss, reflects on his childhood, his first love and heartbreaks. American Songwriter Magazine described it as having “unmistakable elements of Americana and supported by his distinctive songwriting capabilities.”

Before venturing into Americana, Johnny played in a number of punk and psychobilly bands in the Southern California area, including playing the organ and guitar for the Los Angeles based Garage Punk band The Woolly Bandits. He toured Europe and North America with The Woolly Bandits and they opened for such acts as The Smashing Pumpkins, The Damned and The Adolescents

Johnny will be in West Virginia in April 2023 to record his next album with Grammy winning producer, composer and singer-songwriter, Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show). Chance will produce Johnny's new album on his farm in Appalachia. Chance has worked with such artists as Willie Nelson, The Lumineers, Ke$ha and Yelawolf.

To contact Johnny, please use the form below or email booking@johnnyironsights.com .