The Old Fashions

The Old Fashions

In December of 2011, two childhood best friends from Texas met a native New Yorker from Westchester County. The three formed The Old Fashions. The Brooklyn trio makes soulful roots rock that appeals to whiskey-sipping Texan types, pickle-making Brooklynites, and any one who loves a seamless blend of country, pop, and rock.

Julius and Byron, who have played in bands together since the late 90's, were raised on a classic southern fare: Their earliest concert memories taking place at the Houston Rodeo, seeing Alabama, the Oak Ridge Boys and George Straight. After convincing their parents that it really was a good deal, heaps of CDs from the BMG Music Club arrived to help round out the early influences, with classics from The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin.

Back east, Amanda Chessa grew up listening to Tom Petty, The Band and Roy Orbison eight-tracks and went on to study music at Berklee College. Her acoustic guitar work and dynamic vocal range recall the twangs of Neko Case and Gillian Welch with a touch of the Iron Butterfly, herself, Dolly Parton, thrown in.

All three moved to New York in the early '00s, settling in Williamsburg at the height of the neighborhood's rock 'n roll renaissance. Having released a couple of singles in March of 2012, the trio have just finished an EP due out in early August. They're joined in the studio by Catherine Popper (Ryan Adams, Grace Potter) on bass, Patrick Firth on piano, and Chris Masterson (Son Volt, Steve Earle) on lead guitar.

Clay Russell

Songs songs songs.


Jumpers live in Brooklyn, NY, where they enjoy playing music and jumping on the couch, among other places.


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