The Johnny Starlings | Aiming Too High

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Aiming Too High

by The Johnny Starlings

Debut album from the Johnny Starlings - folk - americana -old-timey
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Down to the Station
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2. Aiming Too High
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3. On the Porch
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4. Break up the Band
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5. Into Focus
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6. Good for Nothing
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7. Light in my Hand
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8. 'Til my Peace be Made
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9. And so my Love...(Reprise)
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10. Across the Bay
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Note: This Album only exists in the digital realm. Physical copies are out of print.

"Relaxed and shuffling, sugared and spirited, the Johnny Starlings have a vintage music sound that would be equally at home in an upscale urban venue, a vaudeville stage, a gazebo on a lazy humid day in Georgia, or a barn on the verge of collapse in Any-Old-Farm-Town, USA. While so many clamor to top the bandwagon of boutique chamber pop, these players take longer, slower strides and cross the street toward early jazz and popular music from the beginning of the 20th century, avoiding use of words and turns of phrase that haven't been worn through from years of overuse. A distinctly American sound, there's at least one song on this record for residents of every corner of the country: slow bebop for folks from the glittering streets of New York, sunny pop for sun bathed Californians, cup of hot chocolate and blankets by the fire for snow-bound Minnesotans, and a teeny bit of twang for Texas."
--CD Baby


After haunting Long Beach and Los Angeles for five years, the Johnny Starlings sought out the seclusion of their ancestral roost on Californias Central Coast to woodshed some new songs and finish their first full-length record. You see before you that new record, featuring Jody Mulgrew on vocals and guitars, Travis Harms on bass, Yohei Shikano on guitar and vocals, and Jennings Jacobsen on drums as well as a full complement of some of the best performers and session players around.

Like their live performances, the new record highlights the Johnny Starlings Jazz, Roots and Folk hooks, clever lyrics and crafted vocals, with a few surprises for old and new fans alike. Under the influence of the likes of Lucinda Williams, Sam Cooke, and Bob Dylan, the Starlings sound is both familiar, comforting and a welcome breath of fresh air.

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donna

This CD makes me happy.
Jody Mulgrew is an extraodinarily talented singer songwriter with a clear sweet beautiful voice. This is worth a listen.
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Colleen Keene

Really sweet and easygoing listen - just makes me happy
I really enjoy this CD. Ok, yes, my purchase was initially more motivated by friendship than by musicality, but I am really glad to have this music. It's sweet, and fun, and poingnant and true. The singing is beautiful. I don't really get how the album cover picture relates to the music; I admit that. But I recommend this album for everyone.
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Kevin


The music on this CD is very original and perfect to relax to whether you are on that long drive or sitting around with your friends. I couldn't wait to share it with my all my friends and am looking forward to hearing them in person.
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John Davis

refreshes the ears
mellow, smooth, and intelligent
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CD Baby


Relaxed and shuffling, sugared and spirited, the Johnny Starlings have a vintage music sound that would be equally at home in an upscale urban venue, a vaudeville stage, a gazebo on a lazy humid day in Georgia, or a barn on the verge of collapse in Any-Old-Farm-Town, USA. While so many clamor to top the bandwagon of boutique chamber pop, these players take longer, slower strides and cross the street toward early jazz and popular music from the beginning of the 20th century, avoiding use of words and turns of phrase that haven't been worn through from years of overuse. A distinctly American sound, there's at least one song on this record for residents of every corner of the country: slow bebop for folks from the glittering streets of New York, sunny pop for sun bathed Californians, cup of hot chocolate and blankets by the fire for snow-bound Minnesotans, and a teeny bit of twang for Texas.
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Gina Turley

The Johnny Starlings is the essence of everything that makes the heart swoon.
Hey ya'll!
I love music that is of quality to the senses and I think that the new cd by the
Morro Bay band
The Johnny Starlings is the essence of everything that makes the heart swoon!
You can check
out the samples of music on their website at www.the johnnystarlings.com. You
can also
check them out live in the area at various venues. The singer Jody Mulgrew
writes all the
songs and they are very poetic. The music makes you want to cry from its
ability to reach the
deepness in a persons heart from romance to just being happy in life. Its folky
at times,
squirrel nut zippers at times and a little irishy Beatlelisque at times. Its
just original. Great
Christmas present. Anyway, when I love anything, I talk about it.
Blessings,
Gina
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