Jacks River Band (n) Pronunciation: /dʒæks / rɪvər/ A formulated blend of blues & rock with raw, funkadelic energy.
Known for their driving blues-rock style and extended improvised jams, Jacks River Band performs with an undeniably contagious energy. Their improvisational funkadelic rock sound features a hard hitting rhythm section, gut-busting guitar leads, and soul soothing vocals. Drawing on legendary influences such as The Allman Brothers Band, Deep Purple, The Grateful Dead, and The Derek Trucks Band, Jacks River Band delivers a uniquely blended sound that pushes the boundaries of blues rock, yet still remains familiar.
Their new album is being released this summer (June 23) and was recorded in Atlanta by Tony Terrebone at Zac Recording. The music brings to light the diverse musical influences found among the band members. Tracks like “Bleedin’ Blues” and “Bear Left the Woods” pay homage to the great musical legacy of the Blues, while “Lay Me Down” features hard nosed guitar licks and tribal drum beats reminiscent of Tool. Hard driving grooves on “Funkfucious Say”, “Soul Free” and “One Eyed Jack” transport the listener to the early 70’s rock scene, and the feel good, funky vibes on “St. Charles” and “Bullfrog” get everyone on the dance floor.
In the past year, Jacks River Band has rocked the stage at renowned venues around Atlanta such as Eddies Attic, Smith's Olde Bar, Madlife Stage & Studios, & 37 Main; as well as touring regionally to places like Athens, Macon, Milledgeville, Knoxville, and Boone. They have given back to the community by partnering with The Songs For Kids Foundation and performing at their annual benefit concerts. Their music has been regularly featured on Atlanta's Rock 100.5 "Local Licks" and was featured on Atlanta's 97.1 The River's "Live Lounge Acoustic Classics".