In 2009 Johnny moved to New Orleans and formed his band The Highway Kind, which was a 12 piece ensemble mixing the classic sounds of Southern Soul Music with the best of golden years of country music.
Johnny Dilks and the Fugitives, can best be described as American Music at its finest. These guys blend the sounds of Classic Country, and souther soul with a flare unique to New Orleans.
Acts he’s backed: Charlie Louvin (The Louvin Brothers), Jimmie Rivers. Major Acts he’s been billed with: Jerry Lee Lewis, Guy Clark, Rambling Jack Elliot, Wanda Jackson, Hal Ketchum, Merle Haggard, Hank Thompson, Ray Sharpe.