“ARTISTdirect.com has partnered with indie musician Todd Mihan, who specializes in guitar-charged country rock, to premiere the video for his song "Battleground," from his self-titled album, which is out this month. The clip was directed by Keith Megna, who has worked with Sheryl Crow and Beck! Not too shabby. "It was great reconnecting with my long time friend and director Keith Megna for the 'Battleground' video shoot," Mihan, who was born in Memphis but raised in upstate New York, told us about the clip. The video features Mihan playing –there's some close ups of him finger picking his acoustic guitar against a graffiti backdrop-- and staring directly into the camera. There's even two Todd Mihans at one point. It's a simple, stark clip but sometimes that's all a musician needs to make a point. It works for this song and this artist, since it allows the words and music to be the focus. ”
““He has a lot of fun, he hasn’t forgotten how fun doing a live show is.” - Tommy Lee Walker WRWD Country 107.3 FM”
“Downside Joyride has all the ingredients that, in my humble opinion, are necessary in order to stand out from the endless competition out there....great playing, vocals, recording/production, killer guitar tones & most of all solid songs - especially the title track Long Way Home. A really strong debut CD from a band that I hope gets the attention they truly deserve.”
“Downside Joyride is a fine young band relying on substance over smoke and mirrors. It’s about time. ”
““Todd Mihan’s talent as a songwriter, guitarist and producer are obvious from the first track on. The more I hear Todd Mihan & Downside Joyride’s music- the more I love it. The melodies, guitar licks and lyrics get stuck in my head. Just listen to "Pushing My Luck" and tell me there's a better song on the radio right now- I don’t think so!””
"Singing. Songwriting. Guitar Playing. Unique talents that most of us lack. Few of us get one of these gifts. Todd Mihan has been blessed with all three. Rarely have I met someone who excels in each. Todd is just that person. His ability to put his thoughts to music is second to none. He then communicates those thoughts with his soulful honest voice, and phenomenal fretwork. Downside Joyride is certainly a band on the rise, and Todd will lead them to great heights."
“Downside Joyride is gonna make you remember why we love blues/rock music all...over...again !!”