Johnny Ironsights is an Americana and Alternative Country singer-songwriter with a Punk background. He was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2017.
Johnny will release his Americana album "Murder Mountain" on Friday, March 5th, 2021. He will tour North America in 2021 in support of the album.
His upcoming album was mastered by three-time Grammy award winning engineer Gavin Lurssen (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, Game of Thrones).
While not overtly political, “Murder Mountain” is a poetic social commentary on the war on drugs, mass incarceration, racism and classism as well as love and loss—important and personal issues to the artist.
The title song “Murder Mountain” arose from the lawless area of Humboldt County, California, known for marijuana cultivation as well as the disappearance and unsolved murders of several individuals. “No one really gives a damn what we do on Murder Mountain. No cops, no Feds to cannibalize this war.”
Several songs on his upcoming album address racism in the USA and his own bi-racial background—his mother's family is indigenous Filipino (Tagbanua tribe) and his father, French Canadian, and Johnny's personal struggles with racial identity.
From 2014-2015, he performed acoustic concerts for the US State Department while in India as a Fulbright Scholar.
Throughout his career as a solo artist, as well as former member of the Garage Punk band The Woolly Bandits, Johnny has performed in cities across the USA, Canada, Europe and South Asia.
While in The Woolly Bandits he performed shows with such artist as Billy Corgan, Nels Cline (Wilco) and The Damned.
He composed the score to director Danielle Agnello's film Lime Salted Love, featuring Billy Drago (The Untouchables), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3) and Kate del Castillo (La Reina del Sur).