We are JD & Company, an original jazz band mixing elements of jazz, funk, latin and rock. The band is now available as a quartet with violin and keyboards in addition to the guitar-based backbone. We are available for corporate events, showcases, festivals, weddings, club dates and anywhere where ambiance is a most welcome addition to eating, drinking and being merry. Allow us to take you on a musical journey landing in a happy place for all who appreciate music of substance. One minute you'll hear a nice bossa nova. Then it might get funky. Now here comes a peppy little jazz waltz. The mix of musical styles and rhythms is the key to your listening pleasure. Just open your ears, sit back and enjoy the ride....
Mote is excited to announce the release of their debut album, Defying Ephemera, available on all major streaming platforms April 22.
This album demonstrates the talents of four college students: Ella Kasper, Jackson Galati, Chris Graff, and Fiona Celli. The group met on the campus of Binghamton University and have taken the local scene by storm; performing everywhere from college dining halls to moldy basements, yet bringing the same artistry and intensity to each performance. Defying Ephemera was recorded in nearby Johnson City with recording engineer Michael Micha at Abandoned Studios. Oli Bochenek and Will Person are also featured on the album.
Although not originally written as a concept album, Mote realized the songs Kasper and Galati brought to the band, when organized a certain way, did tell a story. The album starts with the promise and potential of young love, yet quickly devolves into heartbreak. As the album continues, the listener is brought into a world of anguish and confusion, culminating in the unhealthy longing expressed in the final track.
While the lyrics alone will take the audience on quite a trip, the instrumentation of these songs demonstrates the innovative nature of Mote. It would be hard to pick one genre to label this whole album. The umbrella of “alternative” does apply, but there is more going on here. Some songs are beautiful and melodic; employing elements from shoegaze and indie music. A song like “Clinomania” is a perfect example and is a crowd favorite to sing along to. Then there are the more abrasive punk inspired tracks, such as “I’m Lost”, that get live audiences jumping and moshing like mad. However, there are some songs on the album that push the conventions of rock music with their elements of the avant-garde. Most notably is the piece entitled “The Epistemic Limit”, but this can even be said about the title track.
Mote’s first gig following the release will be Saturday, April 23, at WHRW’s Moefest. They have several gigs in Upstate New York lined up before the semester ends including April 29 at the Bundy Museum in Binghamton and May 6 at Club Odyssey in Oneonta. Over the summer, Mote will be playing at various locations around the New York Metro Area.
The Texxas Storm Band will magically take you back to the 70s with their classic rock music including Tom Petty, Lynard Skynard, Bob Segar, SRV, Doobies, ZZ Top, Beatles, and many more! New female lead singer has a soulful, beautiful voice. You’ll be singing along and dancing to every song! Ultra talented musicians.
Howlin' Waters has played from coast to coast, as well as in Japan. A seasoned club veteran, Howlin' has shared stage & studio with Canned Heat, Steppenwolf, Humble Pie and Hank Williams, Jr.
Coming to Austin during the 1980's Stevie Ray Vaughan/Fabulous Thunderbirds Blues-Rock boom, Howlin' captures the classic sound of that era, with comments such as "authentic" and "the real deal" heard regularly at Howlin' Waters shows.
Established in 2012, Howlin' Waters has released (9) albums on Falcon Blues Records label, played more than 1,000 Texas shows, and is known for:
- Booking shows & always arriving, setting up & playing on-time
- Playing a professional show, with set lengths geared toward customer retention
- Encouraging customer patronage (buy drinks, food, take care of wait-staff, etc.)
- Dress professionally on stage in accordance w/venue clientele
Howlin' Waters currently plays throughout Central Texas, pleasing audiences and winning over new fans every show!
Stevie Ray Vaughan/Double Trouble, ZZ Top, The Red Devils, Backdoor Slam, The Black Keys, Izzy Stradlin & The Juju Hounds, Jack White, The Black Crowes, Keith Richards & The Xpensive Winos, Davy Knowles, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Beck-Bogert-Appice, Cactus, Savoy Brown, Foghat, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart & The Faces, Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Albert King, Freddy King, Captain Beefheart, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Steamhammer, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Classic Soul/R&B music ...
www.vimeo.com/howlinwaters (Howlin' Waters SOLO show)