“"This rootsy, delta grass rock, goes down like good bourbon on a summer night."” - Beth Lamberson Warren
— Telluride Blues and Brews
barry bays: bass
john mohead: vocals, guitars
will garrett: drums, percussion
david pierce: mandolin
If you like Van. If you like Stills. If you like Allmans. You are down with Mohead.
John mohead was born in the same hospital in Memphis where Elvis died, just blocks away from the mighty Mississippi River. John's first public appearance was a talent show at age 8 where he played Greg Allman’s “Midnight Rider” on a four-string ukulele. At 15, he began playing backyard barbeques for Conway Twitty’s mother. By age 18, John was signed to his first writing deal with Pat Patrick and Nineteenth Avenue South where he wrote his first top 20 Billboard Country hit, "Southern Women." John Mohead went on to record his first full length CD “Lula City Limits” for Living Blues founder Jim O’Neal and Rounder Records. He was as a staff writer for Pat Higdon and Patrick Joseph Music and Universal Music Nashville. Mohead has recorded over 7 full length cd’s of original music and 1 live concert recorded at The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, "Live From Telluride," which featured former Allman Brothers member, Johnny Neel, who has toured and recorded with Mohead.
John Mohead’s lyrics read like a collection of short stories you finish too quickly. In the band's twenty year history, the two original members, John Mohead and Barry Bays, have performed with everyone from Bob Dylan, Little Feat, the Allman Brothers, Sam Bush, Warren Haynes, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allen Coe, Widespread Panic and the North Mississippi Allstars to name a few. Mohead, the band, has spent years touring the world and at one point doing over 200 dates a year on four continents.
Mohead is hailed as the “staunch upholder of Dixie fried faith. Steeped in Southern Comfort rather than counterfeiting it.” Fans of Lowell George, Van Morrison and Greg Allman have a new name to add to their list. If passion for music and soul is what moves you, look no further. You have to see this band live. They will not disappoint.