Jeremiah Johnson Band + The Mojo Roots
1013 Park Ave.
Columbia, MO, 65201
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is all ages
Jeremiah Johnson Band
Get ready for some rockin' country-fried blues! Have you heard "Grind" yet? You need to check it out! Produced by Devon Allman, Yonriko Scott on drums, Jeff Girardier on bass, Rick Steff on the keys and of course Jeremiah on lead guitar and vocals - you will not be sorry.
Jeremiah Johnson’s superior song writing; backed up by his incredibly sexy voice, and fantastic fret work, demonstrate his three dimensional ability to provide music that virtually anyone can appreciate… young or old… Rocker… Blues Man… Jazz Man… or Country Sh*t kicker, JJ Grinds out a down Home feel good rhythm that touches Home. JJ works hard every day. He Grinds out an "Honest Forty" for the Man, and still finds time to continuously produce a fantastic resume of titles, and play gigs throughout the week. His music is capable of topping the charts... Jeremiah is a true Rock'n Blues & Roots Man of the highest order. The only thing better than having The Jeremiah Johnson Band spilling out of your speakers, is going out and watching these guys LIVE.
~Bob Molinary, St. Charles, MO
Born and grown in St. Louis, Jeremiah spent 10 years seasoning his style on the Gulf Coast of Texas and then came home to lay down some dirty, rockin' blues. Now 5 albums into his music career, he has created a sound all his own. Nobody does blues like the JJB because it's not just blues. There is no genre for this music, you just have to hear it and feel it to understand.
Honors and achievements include being first place finalist of the Houston, Texas Regional Blues Challenge sponsored by The Houston Blues Society in 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2011, the were the proud winners of the St. Louis Blues Society IBC Challenge and went on to the semi finals to represent St. Louis in Memphis, Tennessee. Sirius XM's B.B. Kings Bluesville picked up JJB in 2012 where they can still be heard nationwide, as well as on Touch Tunes Jukeboxes in your local bars and clubs and on radio stations across the country, including our very own KDHX 88.1 FM in St. Louis.
There are currently two versions of this band available, a power TRIO and a five piece with sax and trumpet.
The Jeremiah Johnson Trio is a sexy, chill version of the JJB. This version is more song orientated and of course more guitar driven. Tons of tone, bare to the bone!
Then there is Jeremiah Johnson with The Sliders. This is the trio with Jim Rosse on trumpet and Stuart Williams on sax, harmonica and flute. This is a power packed wall of sound that brings Jeremiah’s original music to unexpected places. Providing a taste of everything from Honky Tonkin harmonica, old school blues shout choruses, amazing horn solos and even some flute. It is a unique show to say the least.
The Mojo Roots
If you think there's nothing new and exciting coming out of the blues genre, you haven't heard The Mojo Roots. With performances that turn on a dime from a driving, hard-hitting shuffle to an aching, tear-dripping slow blues, the Mojo Roots brand of soul-soaked blues is captivating audiences in their home state of Missouri and beyond.
Fronting the band on harp and vocals, Jordan Thomas loses himself in every song---with incredible results. Thomas's passionate vocals and fiery harp-playing truly set The Mojo Roots apart. And when off the harp, his rhythm guitar work fills just the right niche. On the lead guitar, Trevor ''T.J.'' Judkins is quickly winning accolades as an incredibly virtuosic young guitarist, with a rich, studied tone and a patient economy of playing that is all too rare. Bassist Jim Rush, a stalwart Midwest blues performer for over three decades, sets the groove with bright, punchy bass lines. And as an accomplished front man in his own right, Rush also shares the microphone on some tunes. Paired with drummer Andy Naugle's clean and controlled backbeat, steeped in the great Chicago tradition, Rush and Naugle form an unshakeable rhythm foundation for this blues tour-de-force.
Having earned a Semi-Finalist title at the 2013 International Blues Challenge on the legendary Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, The Mojo Roots are poised to take their place on the national stage. Their new 2013 album release, What Kind of Fool, is already gaining widespread attention for its soul-soaked sound and powerful songwriting. If there was ever a doubt about the future of the genre, rest assured: The Mojo Roots are striking just the right balance between preserving and further developing the blues.
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