Artist Interview: Johnny Reed
Tell us about yourself and your music
Johnny Reed’s Music channels the emotion of greats like McCartney, CSN and Elton, but is so unique, so enigmatic, a Rock anomaly during which there is no eye to follow…
Johnny is in the studio recording his 6th album “Fortress” for release summer of 2017.
“Third Time’s a Charm” released 11/1/2015, is Johnny Reed’s 5th album release.
Feb. 2016, “Perceptions” was #1 on MusicWeMake.com. Johnny’s releases are “Solo albums in their purest form”. On all Five (5) albums Johnny’s doing everything, writing all the songs, doing all the vocals & playing all the instruments. Johnny Reed calls his one-man band “The Johnny Reed Show”.
Johnny’s first 2 albums “Rock With an ATTITUDE” & “We Only Came to Rock”, were Hard Driving Rock, as front man for his eccentric group, “RAWK DAWG”. Spring 2003 the song “Lost in the Night” was #1 on College 500 on C500.com.
Johnny’s New Pop Rock direction channels the emotion of classic rock greats like, Paul McCartney, Crosby Stills & Nash, Tom Petty, Elton John, Phil Collins and the philosophic consciousness of Bob Dylan, and is capturing the current Pop Rock Music FANS of Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars. The Songs are story songs of Life, whatever Johnny wants to sing about. On “Third Time’s a Charm”, Johnny stretches his musical wings further, and flies through relationships, social issues and life’s challenges. Johnny’s own life challenges inspire him to write about Life, as Johnny’s daughter had a car accident that left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury requiring 24hr care.
Johnny records in his own studio, THE MUSIC ROOM ®, in Redondo Beach, CA , where he has also done the Voice of KING KONG for Universal Pictures® /Peter Jackson, been a consultant to James Cameron for the TITANIC, as well as created hundreds of other unique audio/visual projects for major entertainment companies. Johnny is currently working on his 6th album “FORTRESS” due out in Summer 2017.
 Fortress of One
 Third Time’s a Charm
 Act 2: The Johnny Reed Show
 The Johnny Reed Show
 We Only Came to Rock
 Rock With An Attitude
Official website: www.johnnyreed.com
Contact: [email protected] cell: (310) 503-1198 Los Angeles – USA
Talk to us more about your latest release
The upcoming 6th album “FORTRESS OF ONE”, will be more Free flowing, Dramatic Rock in the writing style of the Beatles. As is the past albums several songs will bring life’s social issues into discussion.
What inspired you to write this release?
It’s my 6th album… it’s ongoing musical expression and interpretations of life.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes with the release of the new album will be 3 Music Videos.
Any plans to hit the road?
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Organic Music, actually playing all the instruments on my albums. I write Songs with messages that stir conversations. I do it all myself a total Solo artist in it’s purest form.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Tell us about your passions
… just the next album after this one.
What else is happening next in your world?
Loving the changes in the world….
Thanks for an awesome interview, Johnny!
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