Johnny Boyd

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No one exemplifies modern-day crooning better than Johnny Boyd: smooth,
romantic vocals; matinee idol charisma; classic gentleman’s style; and dynamic,
irreverent performances. But it’s his fresh, emotive, all-original contributions to
the Great American Songbook that will be his legacy.
Boyd, a prolific songwriter, is renowned for his unique ability to seamlessly blend
jazz, swing, pop, country, gospel and rock, bringing back the nostalgic charisma
of a bygone era. His repertoire features original and favored songs in the classic
Great American Songbook style, ranging from torch-filled ballads to raucous rock
’n’ roll.
NPR aptly stated, “If Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash had a love child, it would be
Johnny Boyd.” The Washington Post heralded Boyd as “romantic,” The New
York Daily News touted him as “smooth,” and The San Francisco Bay Guardian
lauded him “sophisticated and fun.” Indeed, Johnny Boyd is all of this and more.
Boyd’s musical training started in the Phoenix Boys Choir, and his passion for
music and the arts deepened as a thespian in high school. In 1998, after
performing tirelessly for five years in San Francisco Bay Area nightclubs and
dance halls, Boyd was signed to a major-label recording contract with Time Bomb
Recordings/BMG. Today, with hundreds of thousands of records sold and more
than 1,700 live performances to his credit – including engagements with
celebrated artists Rosemary Clooney, Lionel Hampton, and the Brian Setzer
Orchestra – Boyd is preparing to depart for the next leg of his creative journey.
With his highly anticipated upcoming release, Someday Dreams Of You, Boyd
introduces a whole new generation of listeners to the Great American Songbook
and his classic crooning style. The eleven-song release is Boyd’s seventh studio
album and his first solo album in over three years. The album was co-produced
by Boyd and acclaimed industry veteran Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Bill Laswell,
Primus), and unlike other Great American Songbook collections, Boyd’s new
album has a twist.
“I wanted to create an updated Great American Songbook album,” Boyd explains.
“The wonderful thing about Great American Songbook compositions is their
timelessness – they are rich with real human feelings of love, loss, joy, hope,
reflection, etc. These things don’t change with time. People still experience them

No one exemplifies modern-day crooning better than Johnny Boyd: smooth,
romantic vocals; matinee idol charisma; classic gentleman’s style; and dynamic,
irreverent performances. But it’s his fresh, emotive, all-original contributions to
the Great American Songbook that will be his legacy.
Boyd, a prolific songwriter, is renowned for his unique ability to seamlessly blend
jazz, swing, pop, country, gospel and rock, bringing back the nostalgic charisma
of a bygone era. His repertoire features original and favored songs in the classic
Great American Songbook style, ranging from torch-filled ballads to raucous rock
’n’ roll.
NPR aptly stated, “If Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash had a love child, it would be
Johnny Boyd.” The Washington Post heralded Boyd as “romantic,” The New
York Daily News touted him as “smooth,” and The San Francisco Bay Guardian
lauded him “sophisticated and fun.” Indeed, Johnny Boyd is all of this and more.
Boyd’s musical training started in the Phoenix Boys Choir, and his passion for
music and the arts deepened as a thespian in high school. In 1998, after
performing tirelessly for five years in San Francisco Bay Area nightclubs and
dance halls, Boyd was signed to a major-label recording contract with Time Bomb
Recordings/BMG. Today, with hundreds of thousands of records sold and more
than 1,700 live performances to his credit – including engagements with
celebrated artists Rosemary Clooney, Lionel Hampton, and the Brian Setzer
Orchestra – Boyd is preparing to depart for the next leg of his creative journey.
With his highly anticipated upcoming release, Someday Dreams Of You, Boyd
introduces a whole new generation of listeners to the Great American Songbook
and his classic crooning style. The eleven-song release is Boyd’s seventh studio
album and his first solo album in over three years. The album was co-produced
by Boyd and acclaimed industry veteran Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Bill Laswell,
Primus), and unlike other Great American Songbook collections, Boyd’s new
album has a twist.
“I wanted to create an updated Great American Songbook album,” Boyd explains.
“The wonderful thing about Great American Songbook compositions is their
timelessness – they are rich with real human feelings of love, loss, joy, hope,
reflection, etc. These things don’t change with time. People still experience them

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