A new acoustic video for Jonny P’s song, “Stand By,” recently premiered at Atwood Magazine and can be viewed HERE.
The song is from Jonny P’s forthcoming EP, Good To You, which will be released April 21 on Big Picnic Records. The EP was produced by guitarist Goffrey Moore, working in tandem with Jonny P, and was mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Frank Ocean, Jamie XX, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) and features James Gadson (Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Herbie Hancock, Beck, BB King, Jamie Lidell) on drums.
In celebration of the release, Jonny P will join the Nashville Ballet for their “Emergence” series June 1-3. More info and tickets can be found here. Additionally, the following month, he’ll perform at the Nashville’s “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th” celebration alongside Chris Young, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Sisterhood, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. More information can be found here.
“Suppose all music is apple pie,” says Jonny P. “Every genre is apple pie, but soul music is the only one that’s served hot with ice cream on the side.” He continues, “It’s so important to me to add to the story of soul music. I don’t want to create a record that has to go up against Sam Cooke or Otis Redding or anybody like that. If I tried to create some thing that sounds identical to them, I personally would never spin that record. It’s just a moment in time that can’t be re-created. Hopefully I can help carry it forward because more than anything else, soul music is about right now.”
Jonny P was born and raised in the Bronx and now calls Nashville home. In addition to music, he recently wrapped his first acting role in the upcoming film by director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal (who won Oscars for The Hurt Locker), a fictionalized chronicle of the Detroit riots of 1967.
JONNY P CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
June 1-3—Nashville, TN—“Emergence” with the Nashville Ballet @ The Martin Center
July 4—Nashville, TN— “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th”
July 13—Uncasville, CT—Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort