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EveryDay Ghosts / Press

“★★★★ (4 out of 5 stars) Recalling the earlier, less heady days of Seattle rock, local scene fixture Robert Johnson debuts his latest project with a collection as awash in nostalgia as it is rife with the electricity of scattershot potential.”

“The band members’ influences and musical roots add different musical flavors to each of the songs on the CD, taking the listener along on a musical Roots Rock journey as each song unfolds. ....This CD contains so many musical treasures from one song to the next. The lively steady beats of the music keep it from being relegated to background filler and make it a welcome addition to any CD collection.”

“Voted Top 3 Mainstream Rock Band in Orlando.”

"Lyrically, songs such as "I Am the Captain" exude a vaguely spiritual feel. That's by design, says Johnson, who embraces lofty influences in his storytelling, including Plato's Allegory of the Cave."

"Earthy rock, driving funk, and the energy of a pack of elephants on parade...Everyday Ghosts has stomped their way into the Orlando music scene with shows including everything from Tanquerays to House of Blues, Firestone, FMF, and Jambando. As a relative newcomer, the band has already seized listeners’ attention and was named one of the top 3 rock bands in the 2011 Orlando Weekly "Best Of".

“If you like gritty guitar solos, soulful rhythms, and tales of of the sea, checkout Everyday Ghosts! We saw them perform at The West End Trading Company and had an awesome time listening to lead singer Robert Johnson pour his soul into the mic backed by new member Ben Browne on drums. “Mariner’s Whine” is one of our favorite songs, no peg leg required! You can pre-order their new album at The Every Day Ghosts Official Website”

“Despite our long-documented, much grumbled-over – rightfully so – disregard for jam music, we have to admit that, after exactly 50 of them, the Jambando and Spring Jambando festivals have survived and thrived to the point where it can be considered a legitimate institution. Founder Dave Mann says he’s worked to dispel the idea that this is a pentatonic orgy for noodlers, and this edition’s lineup confirms that, with sets by local soul masters the Legendary JC’s, post-hip-hop auteur SKIP, Mann’s own funkUs, rockers Everyday Ghosts and many more. Hearty congratulations to the little fest that could.”

“Dayum, has this town been hurtin’ for a block party for a minute and a half. Just in time to cure the summer doldrums comes this mishmash of Orlando’s best and brightest, set to take over Pine Street downtown between Court and Orange Avenues. Featuring the always-down-to-party Solillaquists of Sound and their local relatives SKIP and Jimmy, Grey Matter, BMF and others, this all-day bill is rounded out by some unusual yet thoroughly welcome names: Pop-rock oddities Circus, scruffy blues-rockers Everyday Ghosts, a capella-with-benefits group Yella! and even a parkour demo by Team Zoic.”

“Robert Johnson, the lead singer of Everyday Ghosts stopped by the bar and got hugs from the staff of three bartenders. Later Beth Black showed up. She is a professional violinist who also volunteers for the Maitland Symphony. Ironically her assignment for the night was to be the "runner" for the band. She was getting drinks. She let me know that Everyday Ghosts had just started playing, so I rushed inside to sketch. Jeremy Meier played drums. Richard Becker was on Bass and the lead guitarist, Austin, was the son of the band's manager, Richard "Snake" Glatt. Someone said, "There's nobody in front of the band", but then Beth started recruiting partiers around the room to get on the dance floor. Soon there was a crowd of people moving, jumping and twirling to the beat. Some wore costumes like a pink zebra hat and Viking horns. I had sipped two white wines so the second sketch of the band was done with a loose splashing abandon. The whole time I rocked and swayed lost in the musics flow.”

“Then it was back to the Wall Street second stage for the local Orlando band Everyday Ghosts. They opened their set with one of their more well-known songs, “Saturday.” The four piece band’s jamming Rock music gives off a classic vibe, and front man Robert Johnson jams along so enthusiastically that his hair never stays in the pony tail that he starts out with.”

“Look, we’re not going to pretend the Florida Music Festival, which features hundreds of bands playing a variety of local venues for a few days, is anything to lose your shit over. Sure, there are a few area musicians to watch for – Bloody Jug Band, the Passenger, the Legendary JC’s, Everyday Ghosts and Circus, to name a few – and the three-day $25 pass is hard to beat for any event, no matter the quality. But you know as well as FMF does that we can’t, in good conscience, direct you anywhere near the likes of Candlebox or Filter. We care about you too much to do that. But we can say that FMF continues its run of surprisingly credible industry panels and keynote speakers, which have included Orlando Calling founder Melvin Benn, M.J. producer Rodney Jerkins and reps from Universal Republic, Fueled By Ramen, Atlantic and many other labels in the past.”

“In the last several months the local musician and founder/organizer of the annual ELLA Fest, a weekend excursion into Johnson’s mind and the muses that dance around in it (and officially a celebration of Orlando’s great female artists now entering its fourth year) has hit financial rock bottom, recorded a new album of original material that he may scrap entirely, drove cross-country for a West Coast tour, started a rock band (Everyday Ghosts) and still found time to put together a festival.”