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The Johnnys are a rock’n’roll band founded by partners Veronica Johnny and Dave Johnny. Their early recordings are punk influenced; later releases have a 1970s hard rock feel. Veronica’s Cree heritage is increasingly reflected in their lyrics, with an Indigenous lens exploring political resistance and change, the environment, and social justice.
The Johnnys’ first three albums garnered national music awards nominations, with songs Time to Shine and Have a Good Time both reaching #2 on the Indigenous Music Countdown.
Their fourth album, Leathers and Feathers (released June 5th, 2020) features the single Nisakihtan Kiya Kisoskatowin. The song sung entirely in Nehiyawewin reached the Top Ten, in December 2020 and their title track is currently climbing on the same chart.