Artist Management Feature: Johnny Irion

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Four Stars. “Gloriously Lennon-esque”
— Sylvie Simmons, MOJO Magazine
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Johnny Irion is a rocker in and out of time. There’s something kind of timeless in the way he wrings out the sweetest melodies and deeper passions of both ‘60s Californian rock and Guthrie-era folk, and something so timely about the way he does it.

Best known for his folk explorations with his wife Sarah Lee Guthrie, including their album Wassaic Way produced by Jeff Tweedy, and his rock venture US ELEVATOR. Irion has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting artists across the folk-rock spectrum, from his uncannily Young-Nilsson-esque voice to his melodic and lyrical mettle.

Irion has recently released a solo record, Driving Friend, with members of Dawes, Wilco, Nicki Bluhm, and The Gramblers.

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“Johnny Irion’s new band U.S. Elevator looks back even more evocatively, and boisterously, with songs that feel as lovingly hand-crafted as the jeans on the back of After the Gold Rush”
— Will Hermes, Rolling Stone Magazine