SAULT STE. MARIE: It is with exciting news that local musician, Johnny Barban, will be releasing his first ever EP called “Out With The Old” this upcoming Sunday through a Facebook live stream at 7pm. The album release party has been postponed, but fans are encouraged to tune into the live stream to catch the acoustic version of the album. Johnny brings over 25 years of musical experience into the community of Sault Ste. Marie, starting off as a young guitarist and singer. Johnny finds passion in his music and after his wife asked him what his new year’s resolution was for the year of 2020, releasing his own album was part of that resolution.
Through an exclusive interview with SaultOnline Johnny explains the ideas behind the album, his inspirations and reminisces over the last song “Be With you” which he used to propose to his wife.
The album was recorded at Mission Control Studios with Dustin Jones and was mastered by Kyle Whittaker at Strong Pumpkin Mixes and features six original songs. Lead vocals, and all guitar parts are performed by John. Guest musicians appear on the album including Greg Simpson on drums, Marshal Jaaskelainen on bass and mandolin, Byron Jaaskelainen on fiddle and vocals, Angela Duncan on vocals, and Jason Gasparetto also on vocals.
“Out With The Old” will be available for sale in CD format, digital download directly from the website, and on all popular streaming services such as Spotify.