Pelican Johnny
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Pelican Johnny

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Americana Rock




"Relentless Heart Press Release"

Pelican Johnny’s debut full-length album, Relentless Heart, is a thorough synopsis of his diverse influences and musical interests. From dark, sappy folk songs and taking-a-stand honky-tonking numbers to fuzzed-out guitars-a-roarin’ tracks from the straight-ahead rock’n’roll side of punk, the songs have a common link in their vocal grit and memorable hooks. Most of the album was recorded and engineered by Johnny in his humble East Austin home studio (where he also mixed and mastered it). Other than the violin, accordion and sax parts, he performed every instrument on this release making this an all encompassing DIY effort. “It was important to me to keep this a raw and honest record – and not to get carried away with fixing things, which is easy to do in this era of recording. Although it was a lesson in learning to let go, I think the true spirit of these songs was accurately captured here.” -


Relentless Heart (2018)

13 North & South EP (2013) 



Hailing from the Atlantic coast of Virginia, Pelican Johnny is a one-man-band currently based in Austin, Texas who has previously spent his musical career playing drums and guitar (recording and touring) in a diverse array of bands from around the country.  Now, as a singer/songwriter/multi-instrument multi-tasker and bandleader, he employs the same raw energy in his brand of folk-punk-Americana.

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