bio

Johnny High Ground is singer/songwriter Joe Rybicki. (Also: lyricist, guitarist, bassist, percussionist, loop arranger, PR manager, recording engineer, producer, roadie, and web designer and editor — i.e., me. Hi there!)

Johnny High Ground
Except when it’s not. For a brief time in 2001, when Cheaper Than Skydiving was recorded, the band featured Mike Shin on bass and backing vocals, Mark Manzo on drums, and me on guitar and vocals. I also had the help of Brian Hegedus in writing the lyrics for “End of the Line,” and of Lee Pugsley in writing the main verse riff for “Happily Ever After.” And one of these days I’ll blackmail some new musicians into joining me for various musical endeavors. Maybe. Probably not.

If you like what you hear, you might also enjoy whatever…, the Cleveland punk band I sang and played bass for in the early ’90s. All the stuff we made when I was still in the band is now up on Bandcamp, so tap that link above if you’re interested.

Questions? Hit the Contact page and ask away.