After seeing Jonny Corndawg open up for J Roddy Walston and the Business a couple months back he has become the surprise hit of my summer listening so far. I was immediately enamored by this bearded, country singing, leather working, marathon running, self-proclaimed "big drinker of little juices". His album I'm Not Ready to Be a Daddy has been on perpetual spin on my turntable, his ode to fitness, Exercise, his become my adopted running theme, and the documentary film Stray Dawg about his marathon quest is a unique component to a clearly multilateral man.
The thing I enjoy most about Jonny Corndawg is his sincerity. He writes, sings, and runs with a sort of child-like earnestness; he is working hard to live his dream and knows well enough to not take a moment of it for granted. Sean Dunne's Stray Dawg is a concise look at a man who is off the beaten path on almost aspect of life. Furthermore, the filmmaking is clean, intelligible, and the good guy wins in the end. I hope this film hooks you as much as it did me. The Corndawg can also be found on Daytrotter with a session from 2010 or on Twitter and Facebook. Hook it up and send our man some love. You dig?