Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Jamestown Revival will be at Ogden Theater in Denver on January 27 THEN in Aggie Theater in Fort Collins on the 29th! Bandmates Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance are currently on tour in support of the release of their upcoming album A young man. Recorded in their home state of Texas and produced by fellow Texan and acclaimed musician Robert Ellis, who accompanies them on their tour as well as in North Carolina. mipso.
Remember when Bob Dylan went electric? Well, Jamestown Revival did the opposite and they went acoustic for this latest album, and while this is their first project without the use of electric guitars, it’s also the first album where the Emphasis was placed on polishing the details: skillful songwriting, flawless harmony and intricate fingerpicking.
“I really think it’s an album about coming of age and settling into an identity,” Clay says. “It’s about losing your identity and looking for it. It’s like you found it, and then you realize that’s not it. And it’s about our experiences over the last 15 years of making music – the successes and the failures and all those things mixed together.
All along A young man you can clearly hear the boys drawing inspiration from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and The Doobie Brothers (especially “Black Water”), while maintaining a dusty Western vibe similar to Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt.
“It’s our first violin excursion and we didn’t hesitate,” says Chance. “We’ve written a lot of these songs about issues and perspectives now that we’re much older and have been doing this for longer. It’s almost like having a conversation with ourselves sometimes. We wanted it to feel earthy and grounded, so the fiddle was a big part of that identity.
This album has been described as representing a distilled and pure Jamestown Revival at its best, but don’t just take my word for it; you can stream A young man on soundcloud.com and/or you can watch a video on youtube.com of them live to get a better idea of what awaits you!