JOHNNY MADDOX BAND
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JOHNNY MADDOX BAND

Key West, Florida, United States | INDIE

Key West, Florida, United States | INDIE
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"JOHNNY'S ON TELEVISION"

ALL OF OUR NEWSPAPER AND MAGIZINE PRESS IS IN HARD COPY AT THIS TIME.
WE'RE TRYING TO CONVERT IT, HOPE TO BE SOON.
WE'LL MAIL TO YOU UPON REQUEST. - MIAMI HARIOLD/FLORIDA KEYS FREE PRESS/THE KEYNOTER ECT.


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LP/CD- ARTISTIC FOOLStreaming Track, Yes, All WebsitesRadio Airplay, Yes, 3 songs, Goin Back, Sugar Cookie,Ol' Telephone

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It is Sunday night at the Hurricane and Johnny Maddox and The Fantasy Band breaks into Just Like Me, a smooth rockin' song that a challenge to the crowd to get up and move. For years the clubs Sunday night jam has drawn musicians who want nothing more than to belt out some rock and blues tunes and trade some licks. But there is a difference lately. The musicians are coming together, inspired by a fistful of original songs penned by Florida Keys resident Johnny Maddox. Rumor has it something going on and they re looking for bigger and better things to sink their chops into. You can expect to see Johnny and his Fantasy Band at some touring dates with some Rock&Rolls legends from time to time. Johnny and the band has been in the lineup recently with headliners like 38 SPECIAL, MARSHELL TUCKER Band, ATRIMUS PYLE of Lynard Skynard, GRAND FUNK, KANSAS,RICK DERRINGER even EDGAR WINTER at some pretty large festivials down south. Hes been performing and peddling his CDs of original songs from coast to coast. Johnny just returning from Nashville with some pretty strong interest from people in the Biz. . If it is meant to be, it will be, Maddox said. Thats how this whole album and the Fantasy Band came together. The two albums are a collection of rock, hybred blues and soul infused alternative country songs focused on the familiar themes of unrequited love, requited love, fantasy, dancing, truckin' cheatin'and drinkin'. Johnny lists contemporary bands and artists like George Thorogood, Delbert McClinton, The VanZant Bro.,Clapton, Stevie Ray, Ray Charles, MatchBox 20, Little Richard, Joe Cocker and Tina Turner as some of his musical influences. Even country great like Hank Sr. & Jr., Garth, Gretchen Wilson,Toby Keith and Dwight Yokem give him a thrill, says Johnny. With these influences on the two albums, and the tone of the songs like Just Like Me reflect that, if only vaguely. Most of the tunes like Sugar Cookie, "Rolex Cowgirl" and Hey Trooper Man seem to owe more of a debt to the soul of music, the gritty country rock music of the Midwest, Motown and Memphis Rock&Roll. The cohesion of the band come from artists giging with many national touring acts over the years and working together in one venue or another.allows Johnny and the band to run through the tunes real tight and switch up members with ease. The whole band looms large on the music scene throughout So.Florida and the Florida Keys. John Bartus inspired by Johnnys talent both co-produced and performed on the Atristic Fool album. When Bartus agreed to record Johnny , he was won over by Johnnys stage presence and the appeal of Johnnys voice, Bartus said.Johnnys voice carries a gritty powerful style and charter that makes him stand out from the rest. A number called Goin Back swims with emotion, and calls for the obligatory slow dance, or just a chance to sit back and think. The song showcases as well as any track on the album Johnnys vocal and songwriting ability. In all "Artistic Fool" is a must have CD for my box. The new album soon to be released will roll you over. The Johnny Maddox Band is also a must see show for my weekends outs too. They ROCK!