11 August 2009

John Brown's Body/IS Venue, Fri August 14th

Along with openers, Passafire, John Brown's Body appears this Friday at IS Venue, bringing epic reggae music to Charlottesville.

Years ago, at a tiny restaurant/venue in Fredericksburg, VA., I had the opportunity to meet and interview the then-frontman of the band, Kevin Kinsella. Not long before, their debut CD was released, All Time: rootsy, authentic, and seemingly recorded with the sonic "sensibilities" of Lee "Scratch" Perry.

Through subsequent changes in personnel and many more releases, their sound has gotten bigger and distinctive... and takes the music to a whole new place, as it should: Heavy. Message-driven. Authentic.

Check out "What We Gonna Do?" and "Follow Into Shadow" from Pressure Points, and "Give Yourself Over" from Amplify (not to forget the amazing remixes on Re-Amplify).

Then... Get Your Face In The Place.

1 comment:

David Ginsburg said...

Hey man, nice post on JBB!

Just wanted to let you and your readers know that our company, The Hector Fund, is working with John Brown's Body to raise $50K in Artistfunding to finance their upcoming tour of the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
In exchange for support, fans have access to exclusive content and perks, such as free downloads of unreleased tracks, permanent guest-list status, a weekend on the tour bus with the band, and more. There are some items available exclusively at shows, including t-shirts and limited-edition posters. Please check it out: http://www.thehectorfund.com/about/john-browns-body/

Thanks-and if you're going to the show Friday night, have a great time!

David Ginsburg
The Hector Fund