Johnny Hart and the Mess is a band based in Buffalo, NY. We’ve reviewed them before here and even invited them to be a featured artist which didn’t work out…YET! However, we’re excited to have some new music from them to share with YOU! If you’re into jam rock with a southern flare then keep reading! These are really good and they keep getting better with age!
Johnny Hart and the Mess – Desertland
“Mad Mad Man” keeps things going with another rocker. I know, I sound old when I say “rocker” but this song just ROCKS! For real, adding the female vocalist to the mix gives it that good ol’ southern feel that I think really takes Johnny’s music to another level. I grew up a huge Lynyrd Skynyrd fan and even though Johnny doesn’t sound like them, he definitely can get an old Southern rock fan interested fast! The title track “Desertland” shows Johnny’s voice off once again. This guy can wail! I love how strong his voice is on the high notes. There aren’t many singers like him around these days. He’s lucky as his band supports him solidly thru every song. I can’t forget to mention that guitar work on “Desertland” as well. Not only on the title track but in general on the entire record.
Musicality abounds throughout this album and “Nothing Without You” is no exception. In fact, I think the intro is the best guitar hook on Desertland. It starts out with a conversation between opposite panned guitar melodies, a sort of sub-plot to the song’s story that’s fun to experience how it meanders about. Kudos to the stellar bass track and sharp drums here as well.
I’m curious to know what YOU think about the music of Johnny Hart and the Mess! Get in touch on social media and let me know your thoughts! Also, make sure to let Johnny Hart and the Mess know that you heard their music here first on Indie Music PLUS! As always, thank you for reading and continuing to support indie music of all genres from all over the globe!