Ghosts on the Wall is an Indie Rock band originally from the Canton area of Baltimore, MD. The group began as a solo project by Johnny Burke in January of 2017. Johnny was a staple in the Fells Point music scene for years playing lead and rhythm guitar for bands such as Invisible Republic, The Reverend Jack Starr Band and The Mayan Factor. After losing two key bandmates in his main projects, Johnny took some time off but slowly was developing songs for what would become Ghosts on the Wall.  He saw  this band as a way to put out his own material and bring together friends and bandmates he enjoyed playing with over the years,.  

The name Ghosts on the Wall came about while working on material for their debut EP, Johnny and his wife Kara’s newborn son Little J would be fixated on this one spot on the wall in their Canton home. This phenomenon extended to their family dog Jenny as she would also stare at this same spot on the wall. While Johnny was plucking the guitar one day in their living room, Kara jokingly suggested the name and it stuck.  Considering the rich history of Baltimore along with its fair share of ghost stories it seemed a perfect fit.  

The sound of Ghosts on the Wall can be described as guitar driven Indie Rock with elements of Blues, Classic Rock and Country. Johnny maintains that the band’s influences include the likes of Bob Dylan, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd and Eddie Money.  Ghosts released their first single Way too Far on their own label KB Productions in the spring of 2017 to positive reviews. That same year in the fall the band released their first EP, Intelligent Fool to a packed house at the Fishhead Cantina in Baltimore.  They recently released their 2nd EP Cold of September in the Summer of 2023 and are currently working on their debut LP!



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