Friday, November 27, 2015
Where: The Southern
Cost: $15 Advance / $15 Day of Show
The Jon Spear Band (JSB) has been impressing Charlottesville-area audiences ever since they first started out as a Central Virginia Blues Society jam band back in 2012. With the release of their new CD “Old Soul,” these talented local musicians have taken their music to a whole new level earning critical acclaim, radio airplay and new fans from all around the U.S. and from as far away as Africa, Asia and Australia. In recent months their CD has appeared regularly on the U.S. Roots Music Report weekly “Top 50” Contemporary Blues Album Charts as well as Top-50 lists in the UK and France. In all, JSB’s music has been heard on over five dozen broadcast stations on every continent except Antarctica.
The band’s repertoire includes not just blues favorites but also original songs reflecting a wide range of genres including blues, funk, rock, R&B, swing, and even a little salsa. JSB’s members are singer-guitarist-harmonica player Dara James, bassist Andy Burdetsky, drummer John Stubblefield, and award-winning songwriter and guitarist Jon Spear.
While JSB’s recorded music has been winning lots of critical acclaim, the band has never forgotten its roots as a jam band and loves to entertain its live audiences with lots of extemporaneous soloing and musical dynamics that surprise and entertain