Petunia is the songwriting and performing project of Philadelphia transplant John Ryan AKA Johnny Petunia. John solely recorded and produced the first Petunia album, Petunia's Room, and the following Funny Talk EP.

The Deli Philadelphia writes: “Focusing in on personal anecdotes with universal implications, the songs ache and arch in a smooth yet sincere manner. Whether touching on fragments of memories or analyzing the present circumstance, the track move in unified melody with an alt-country surrounding that spikes when called upon. Imploring a rather immediate familiarity, it echoes points within one’s past without becoming predictable.“