Named after acclaimed poet John Milton, Milton Jose Ludington shortened his stage name to MiltonJ in tribute to the author whose words embody the goals that he and his band set to achieve.
It has been 10 years since MiltonJ wrote his first song and 9 years since he started playing the guitar, but he continues to create passionate music that is true to his heart and soul.
MiltonJ was born in Northern California and moved to Maryland as a child. His Mother is Ecuadorian and MiltonJ frequently visits his family in Ecuador, which can be heard in certain aspects of his music. The style that MiltonJ has grown into is vast and undefined, however MiltonJ's composition can be described as a deep combination of alternative rap, rock, acoustic rock, and various other genres. His lyrics are about life, with its struggles that come from time, love, hate, success, defeat, and his experiences growing into adulthood. He is a well-rounded artist that produces, writes, and records all of his own music. His signature sound is instrumental and features the guitar, bass, piano, and drums.
A few years ago members Kristina Hong, Garret Hall and Eddie Slight formed “The Leftovers” and began to play with MiltonJ, which expanded his music, performance and presence that can be heard on the bands first album, “Shadowy Types to Truth.” The group has been traveling around the East Coast regularly. With Eddie Slight (bass) and Kristina Hong (lead guitar) contributing to melody as well as backing vocals and verses (singing and rapping) and Garrett Hall’s mind boggling groove through the drum kit, the music has developed into its own consciousness.
MiltonJ & The Leftovers are located in Frederick, Maryland and take full advantage of the Baltimore-DC metro area. They consider all of their fans, and most evident the loyal family and friends that support the group to be “leftovers.” With much love they thank everyone who has helped them achieve their goals to this point, and with much love thank everyone who will help them continue to create good music.
Their music appeals to everyone, which is evidenced by the diverse crowds at their performances. MiltonJ & The Leftovers are the future of music.