We got a press release today about a band we’ve been following for a while now. [Previous article here] John & Jacob are from across the pond, and unfortunately for those of us in the USA, that is where most of their tour dates are right now. But, the good thing for those of us who live here, and are watching CMT is that they have a video that premiered on CMT today. Below is their press release, which includes a link to their new video ‘I’d go Back”.
Music City favorites, John & Jacob, are taking their brand of American roots rock ‘n’ roll to the UK this fall to round out their 2015 concert schedule. They kicked off their first UK show on November 9th at Sheffield Plug and will play several dates in England through November 22nd. The band staked their claim in the UK earlier this year when BBC Radio 2 added their single “Be My Girl” to their playlist in January and the band sold-out The Barfly in London, England.
John & Jacob found themselves touring the UK again in April, when they played a string of dates supporting British band, The Shires. Their second UK single “Ride With Me” aired on BBC Radio 2 in May and set up the band’s self-titled album, which was released to British fans in June.
Their newest single, “I’d Go Back,” is a heartfelt ballad, which showcases the band’s acoustic roots and their musical prowess, on both instruments and vocally, highlighting their undeniable harmonies. Their new video finds them in an intimate studio setting, sporting their signature retro matching suits in a performance piece to be rivaled by none. The video will premiere digitally on The Independent in the UK and on CMT across all platforms on November 12th. See the clip here.
John & Jacob UK Tour Dates – please check web site for updated info.
Nov 13th: Oxford O2 Academy 2
Nov 14th: Brighton Concorde 2
Nov 15th: Norwich Waterfront
Nov 17th: Gateshead Sage 2
Nov 18th: Glasgow Oran Mor
Nov 19th: Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)
Nov 20th: Manchester Academy 2
Nov 21st: Birmingham Library
Nov 22nd: London Shepherds Bush Hall
About John & Jacob: Sometimes labeled “Country,” but with their roots in gospel and rock ‘n’ roll, John & Jacob, are an American roots rock band who write their own songs and play on their own recordings. Their vintage style, both visual and sonically, is a breath of fresh air. Their live show boasts boundless energy and stellar musicianship and they have performed at several influential festivals across the U.S. including SXSW, Bonnaroo, Hangout, Firefly, CMA Music Festival, Stagecoach and The Pilgrimage Festival, as well as touring with popular Country star Kacey Musgraves. They made their debut on the hallowed stage of the legendary Grand Ole Opry® in 2014 and had their self-penned single “Be My Girl” showcased in ABC Television’s hit series “Nashville.” Members, John Davidson and Jacob Bryant, co-wrote “DONE.” with Reid and Neil Perry (The Band Perry), which became a #1 song for The Band Perry in 2013. Having successfully released singles and toured in the UK, the members of John & Jacob: John Davidson (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Jacob Bryant (Lead Vocals/Guitar) Austin Smith (Keys, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals), Jake Thrasher (Bass/ Background Vocals) and Trevor Davis (Drums) are proving their music knows no boundaries.
In addition to their web site, visit their Facebook page – and be sure to ‘Like” it while you are there. Follow them on Twitter @JohnandJacob. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.
We’ll be back with more soon. Hope you’ve all had a great Thursday!