Todd Mihan delivers guitar
charged country rock from the Hudson Valley in upstate New
York. "Todd Mihan has all the ingredients that 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."
raves guitarist/producer John Platania (Van Morrison, Chip
Taylor, Bonnie Raitt).
In the spring of 2013, Todd Mihan will release his first
record as a solo artist. Todd's new record features seasoned
Maby (Joe Jackson, John Bon Jovi, Shania Twain) on bass,
Burke (Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson, Shania Twain) on drums,
and long time Van Morrison guitarist John
Platania on slide dobro. On his latest effort, Todd
takes us on a journey showcasing his songwriting ability,
powerful vocals and guitar prowess across 10 tracks ranging
from intimate acoustic to fast paced Tele twang. The songs
are well crafted, catchy and worthy of drive-time play on
any country radio station.
Todd was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in upstate
New York. He became interested in music in his early teens
when his Dad bought him a cheap acoustic and some lessons
at the local music store. Todd recalls leaving a BMX race
early one Saturday afternoon to attend his first practice.
He never looked back. Throughout his journey, Todd has shared
the stage with bands from both the rock and country world
including Motley Crue, Gin Blossoms, Jerrod Niemann, Josh
Thompson, Blackberry Smoke, Ronnie Montrose, Twisted Sister,
Jefferson Starship, Jackyl, Cry Of Love, SR71, Ratt, Kings
X, Vertical Horizon, David Johansen and more. Years of woodshedding
on his Telecaster illuminate the tracks of his new album.
Todd's growth as a songwriter was shown recently when he
was selected by American Songwriter Magazine as a finalist
in the Josh
Thompson Critques Webseries. Todd's song "Whiskey
Thunder" went on to win the contest and received a
favorable review from country star Josh Thompson, who's
songwriting credits include Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean.
In 2007 Todd built a small recording studio where he began
writing songs and recording his own demos. After creating
40 plus songs that year, he formed a band and named it Downside
Joyride. Todd wrote, produced and engineered Downside Joyride's
11 song album "Long Way Home" at his home studio.
The record was later mixed by long time friend and enigineer
Milt Costakis at 3 Bays Studio and independently released
in 2010. Downside Joyride enjoyed positive crowd reactions
with songs that appealed to listeners in both quiet acoustic
and full band electric settings. "Long Way Home"
is currently available on iTunes.
Park’s Downside Joyride checks in with a rockin’
record filled with huge guitars and searching vocals,
and a dream of something more just over the horizon.
The band fires on all cylinders with hair band riffage
and swagger though thankfully without the sophomoric
themes. Downside Joyride is a fine young band relying
on substance over smoke and mirrors. It’s about
- David Malachowski, Kingston Daily Freeman 2011
In 2010 Todd's playing was featured on Tommy Lee's record
" A Public Disservice Announcement". Todd became
the first person ever to upload a track to the innovative
interactive recording website ThePublicRecord.com and was
given an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar for his efforts. Todd's
submission was choosen from over 10,000 entires to become
one of 50 to make it one the record. Todd's riff can be
heard on Tommy Lee's song "Talk Me Off The Ledge".
to Todd Mihan from Hyde Park , NY. for being the first
maniac to submit to http://thepublicrecord.com/"
- Tommy Lee via Twitter 2009
When Todd is not performing with his own group, he occasionally
handles guitar duties with local Woodstock, NY legends Professor
Louie and The Crowmatix. Todd teaches private guitar
lessons out of Alto
Music and designs and maintains his website ToddMihan.com.