Bio

Johnzo West is a singer, songwriter and guitarist born and raised in the great state of Indiana and currently based out of Los Angeles, California.

"The EP’s first single, 'It Ain’t Right', is a gorgeously meditative tune sporting lyrics like “and it takes aim to pierce the soul” and a warm Laurel Canyon vibe that should win over the heart of any Phosphorescent fan. Inspired by time spent out in the desert around Joshua Tree National Park, West’s new video for the song captures all its soul and features Johnzo soaking up the expansive beauty of the great Western outdoors." - NUVO Indy's Alternative Voice

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Johnzo West has released two albums, a collection of mostly acoustic home recordings called "Bring On The Burden", and the much more sonically expansive "Glory". He also played and sang on Miley Cyrus' cover of Bob Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" for Amnesty International's "Chimes of Freedom" album. Cyrus and West shot a video with James Minchin lll that was #1 on both MTV and CMT and has been viewed over 10.5 million times on YouTube. The duo also performed on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel.

West is also the guitarist for L.A. based psych/rock band Fortress Social Club, and has recorded and toured with Billy Ray Cyrus, Ryan Beatty, Davey Allen and others.

Other recent projects include his cover of Carl Perkin's "Honey Don't" for the film "Perfect Sisters" starring Abigail Breslin. West also co-produced the soundtrack for the Christmas movie "Angels Sing" featuring Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, and Harry Connick Jr.

Johnzo West has shared the stage with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band, Ha Ha Tonka, Jackie Greene, The Cadillac Three, Toots and the Maytals, Jade (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros), Benevento Russo Duo, Easy Star All-Stars, Leroy Powell, Roses Pawn Shop and many others.





Fortress Social Club interview | Life of a Rock Star

The Making of "Change My Mind" with Billy Ray Cyrus | Blue Cadillac Music





2 comments:

  1. "Orange scented candles by the bed, This is the shit stuck in my head..." You've come a long way since IU 10 years ago! Great to see you're still making great music!

    -Greg Fratzke www.ht3band.com

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  2. Keep on rockin' Johnzo. Awesome to see a fellow Hoosier make it so far.
    -kareful-kay

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