Jamestown Revival hails from Magnolia Texas, a small town just outside of Houston. Their sound does share some DNA with American darlings Mumford and Sons, but their take on the Laurel Canyon Lullabies leans much more to the 70’s Country Rock side with less of an emphasis on the retro Roots Country.
Growing up with heavy doses of Creedence Clearwater and Jimi Hendrix along with Texas singer songwriters Guy Clark and Willie Nelson, their path to Austin was pretty much preordained. Moving to Austin Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance forged a sound that is harmony heavy with one boot in Americana Music, the other in Classic Rock.
Now, after a relocation to Los Angeles along with a side trip to The Wasatch Mountains of Utah to record their first album in a log cabin, the boys are ready to hit the big time. Recorded in the cabin’s living remote with a decidedly low tech vibe, the new album focuses on friendship harmonies and music made for the sake of the song. luckily we are provided with a little foreplay with the release of the four song E.P. California available now on Itunes.
Check them out on The Conan show on January 13th, and follow them on their web site.