January 7, 2023
Doors 7 PM/Show 8 PM; Ages 16+. Johnny & The Mongrels is a high powered, New Orleans infused, "Swamp Blues/Funk" 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. Notably, Within 6 months of the projects' development, The Mongrels were invited to become part of the new groundbreaking, SpokesBuzz Springboard Program, directed by Dani Grant (Mishawaka Amphitheater). Immediately after accepting that invitation, the band literally "Spring-boarded" into playing highly attended local live shows, organizing an east coast tour and successfully recorded their debut album entitled "You Ain't Ready", that dropped in early 2016. *************With a voice loaded with smoky soulfulness, it’s easy to see why Cass Clayton Band is landing on some of the best stages and festivals across the country. CCB has become known for its tight chemistry and high-energy stage presence. Their non-denominational approach to music and genre blends rock, R&B, funk, blues and soul into their own contemporary sound. CCB’s newest album, PLAY NICE, pulls together disparate influences but ties it all up in a framework that would seem as at home in Muscle Shoals or on Beale Street as it would on Michigan Avenue or Sunset Boulevard. Cass and co-writer/producer, Taylor Scott, have won six songwriting awards and have garnered top reviews from magazines nationally and internationally.
Venue: Cervantes Other Side