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JR WOLF is the creation of Hershey frontman/songwriter Jason Wolfe. The band is currently touring and booking shows in Pennsylvania in support of their debut release, scheduled for Tuesday, September 9. The album sounds like a personal mixtape, with styles varied yet cohesive. Jason classifies the sound as ‘alternafolk jamrock’ and it is easy enough to understand what that means.
The music is designed to be straight-forward, honest and simple, yet there is something enticingly complex about this debut effort when viewed from a wholistic level. The album’s tracks guide you through an intricately designed journey as notions of genre blur into the periphery. The arrangement starts out sounding like a rowdy electric American blues rock band and by the fourth song, cellos are the focal point. Later, there is a powerful and eerie instrumental waltz which showcases a scorching finger tapping metal style guitar performance.
Often, the sound is likened to groups of the late 60s / early 70s such as Led Zeppelin or Cream, but with a modern style similar to Sublime or the White Stripes. JR WOLF brings this reigned eclecticism to their live shows, delighting audiences through welcome surprise.