Jonny Rumble is a at crossroads with their new album JR. They released a Courtney's Basement in 2009 and those two rock oriented songs were a sign that their punk days were over. JR moves even further away form the three chords punk attitude and now they are gravitating to pop and even electric blues, the musical genre that will be forever associated with their hometown Chicago.
Mixing genres and sampling cuts from a varied musical palette isn't a problem so long as you incorporate them into a sound that is truly your own. JR isn't a bad album - it just lacks personality.
Brian Webb: vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ
Patrick o'Connor: guitar, vocals, piano, organ, glockenspiel, bass
Jeremy Pryor: bass, vocals, guitar, piano, organ, bells
Seth Thomas: drums, vocals, percussion, piano, organ
- Cox Road
- Handgun Blues
- Victim of the Times
- Courtney’s Basement
- To Foolishness
- Toe the Line
- 06/15 Burlington Bar ["JR" record listening party + DJ set), Chicago, IL
- 06/24 Radio One Chicago WLUW 88.7 FM (live set), Chicago, IL
- 06/25 Beat Kitchen (record release show), Chicago, IL
- 07/16 Horner Park (outdoor fest), Chicago, IL