In the Nations Capital, the elite of the world gather to hammer out laws and world affairs, while in the back rooms of bars and nightclubs, blues, jazz and soul rule supreme, and Cousin John Band pumps out songs that are a true melting pot. Paying tribute to the greats who led the way, CJB pushes the roots music boundaries with the blues-rock sound called Americana...
Lead vocalist, John Mobley divided his formative years between living in the DC area and in rural KY, where the seeds of a true passion for roots music grew while fishing and hunting with family (a mixture of holy rollers and outlaws) and working on his Grandmother's tobacco farm...
Just back from recording in Nashville, recording tracks for the new CJB album with Bonnie Raitt Band guitarist, George Marinelli.
Wammie Nominee Best Roots Group 2013...
Artist/Ambassador at U.N.Arts For Peace
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About 12 years ago, part-time song-writer/musician, full-time dreamer and electrician, John Mobley started the Cousin John Band with one of many rowdy cousins, and became known as Cousin John Band. After a lifetime of bands that didn't make it past the local party/bar scene, this band is a breakaway dream come true... Today, CJB is Joe Goltz (guitars and vox), Tim Howe (bass and vox), Dave O'Brien (drums and vox), and John's lead vocal and bluesy rhythm guitar up front.
Presently, CJB original music is heard around the world, including being featured in the indie horror - thriller, "Virginia Obscura", submitting at Sundance 2013. Original songs about hurt, sex, breakups, and making up prevail, as well as the theme 'when all else is broken, what's most important'.
Look for us on Jango Radio and other "Indie Stations" all over.
The Cousin John Band throws down bluesy guitar riffs, tight harmonies and buttery grooves. They slipped and landed in a bowl of bluesy, swampy western rock harmony and it tasted just right! There is no genre for this mixture, which is perfect for their fierce independence.
CJB is energetically building a loyal and growing following with a home base the Mid-Atlantic area.
CJB's eclectic live performances feature covers of the Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Aerosmith and Stevie Ray Vaughn, as well as original songs that have a vibe made from Americana, jump-blues, rock, western ballads, R & B, roots and funk. The diverse mix of music, great vocals, and fun atmosphere will have you on your feet until the very last note! Get movin' with the Cousin John Band!