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Episode 2:

Season 5 – Johnny Hart and the Mess

Released: March 23, 2024

About This Episode:

This week’s guests, Johnny Hart and Kooks, from Johnny Hart and the Mess, visited the Flamingo Lounge on March 7, 2024 for a great chat on their music and the many “Aha” moments they’ve had.

Johnny Hart and the Mess celebrate the history of rock n roll while paving the way for a new era. With influences from across the board, the band has its roots soaked in rock, but wanders off the beaten bath and delves into various veins of music and sound. Most fittingly is the “Alt Rock” nomenclature because it is so broadly defined. At any given point, the band can sound like a pop band, a blues band, a country band, a jam band or a funk band. Suppose it depends on the day, the night and the crowd.

Having shared the stage with Fitz and the Tantrums, Shaed, Grace Potter, The Sheepdogs, Andy Frasco, Neal Francis, Joey Harkum and many more. As Jeff Miers stated, Johnny Hart and the Mess have solidified themselves as a “Soulfully Urgent Alt Rock Powerhouse”.

A new album “Moonlight Hotel” will be coming out on vinyl in June, 2024. The first single off the album “Soundoff” is included at the end of the podcast and is currently streaming on Spotify To find out all the latest news and details for the new album, you can check out their website at johnnyhartandthemess.com or Facebook. You can also check out some great videos on YouTube.

“Many bands stagnate when they favor expedient musical creation over the quality of their craft, but Johnny Hart and the Mess is not just another band. You can hear the sweat, the long practice sessions, and the love of rock music pouring from every band member on each performance.”

— Max Gucinski, WNY Music

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