You may know him as the founder of the Cadillac Tramps, or from his time in the U.S. Bombs or Youth Brigade, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's his work with Social D that's most likely to have your attention lately. With numerous shared writing credits in Social D, it was only a matter of time before Jonny stepped to center stage, and Salvation Town, with it's punk goes to the cantina vibe, is the perfect vehicle to take him there.
Surrounded by an amazing band, including Pete Thomas, David Lindley, Greg Leisz, Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks, Weirdos), and Danny McGough and Brent Harding (Social D), Jonny takes the ethos of Britain's pub rockers (think Graham Parker, early-Elvis, and Nick Lowe) and puts a very distinct California Cantina spin on it. Along the way there are nods to Jackson Browne (who guests on a song), Los Lobos (David Hidalgo also guests), and warm nights in loud bars with good prices on pitchers. Rolling Stone calls Salvation Town an "unexpectedly strong debut", and they've got it right.