In this episode, Jordan talks with Matthew B. Mayes, the co-founder, principle songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist of Jupiter Coyote, about 30 years on the road, taking time for yourself, and the future of the jam band.
In the course of their 27-year history, Jupiter Coyote has played over five thousand shows, traveled everywhere and done just about everything a touring band can do. The innovative group has independently sold close to a million CDs, tens of thousands of downloads, and who knows how many bootlegs they cut loose to fans for free. JC is brand name, and a pioneering cornerstone in the jam band scene. They have been called the new twist in southern rock and they deliver it with a relaxed, worldly view. Their sound has been labeled “Mountain Rock” — a mixture of Southern Appalachian boogie, bluegrass-infused, funk-rock.
Jevon Daly is the type of artist that creates his own path: sometimes reactionary, sometimes poignant, always original. He's a member of the hair metal tribute band Silicone Sister, the mostly original bluegrass band Lowcountry Boil, tight cover band JoJo Squirrel, and other iterations of original and cover duos/trios. His insight follows.
In this episode, Jordan gives John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band a call. The Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum selling country rock band, with 13 #1 singles to their credit since 2008. John is a founding member, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter for the band. He was gracious enough to spend a little time talking about the past, present, and future.
This time around, I sit down with Mark Bryan, the Guitarist, vocalist and writer in the world-renowned band Hootie & The Blowfish. Hootie & The Blowfish came on the scene with a bang in 1994 with Cracked Rear View their 14x platinum selling album that garnered critical accolades and almost immediate fame. Subsequent releases Fairweather Johnson in 1996 and the self-titled album in 1998 saw the band maintain a high level of success from a sales standpoint, as well as critical acclaim.
Mark Bryan splits time between Charleston SC and Awendaw SC while working for his own upstart companies Chucktown Music Group and Carolina Studies, as well as a position as Artist in Residence at the College of Charleston and the creator and producer of Live at the Charleston Music Hall, a concert television show that airs on PBS.
Mark was kind enough to allow into his home and onto his balcony in a rapidly growing area of downtown Charleston for a little chat.
Merry Christmas! Herein lies a special 20-track musical review of artists recorded in the Roasting Room live in 2017. Enjoy!
01: Evan Bartels - The Wicked Kind
02: Ed Roland & Sweet Tea Project w/ Angie Aparo - Shine
03: Field Division - Hollow Body Weather
04: Cranford & Friends - Lonely Leaks
05: Joshua James - Coal War
06: Nathan Angelo - Timeless
07: Dangermuffin - Kindred Sun (The End)
08: 10 String Symphony - On Christmas Eve
09: Head For The Hills - Traditional Irish Jig
10: Griffin House - Yesterday Lies
11: Joe Robinson - Let The Guitar Do The Talking
12: Tall Tall Trees - Picture Picture
13: Jevon Daly - Cowpie
14: Cedric Burnside Project - Shake Em On Down
15: Timmy The Teeth - Some Things Never Change
16: Parker Gispert - Volcano
17: Sondorblue - More Than Reality
18: As Husband & Wife - Words To Say
19: Gabe Dixon - Black Hole Sun
20: Kim Richey - Angel's Share
In this episode we take a look back at 2017, get excited about this week’s Cranford Christmas, drop some hints to future shows, and reminisce about the week prior.
The Roasting Room 2017 Retrospective, in hardback:
In this episode we sit down with Doug Marshall and Davey Masteller about their upcoming show, get excited about this week’s songwriter showdown and shows with Akilavue and Angie Aparo, talk about the local music scene, the Hilton Head Jazz Camp, and reminisce about the week prior.
For more information about the charity mentioned in this episode, visit: OneMaps.org