The Jompson Brothers were born in a garage in Nashville, TN as a result of late-night jam sessions between former SteelDrivers vocalist and 3X Grammy nominee, Chris Stapleton (vocals, guitar) and Greg McKee (guitar). Bard McNamee (drums) and J.T. Cure (bass) were soon added to the equation, more jamming ensued, and the lineup was complete.
The Jompson Brothers' self-titled debut (produced by Frank Rogers) was released in the Fall of 2010 and has drawn comparisons to Led Zeppelin, Gov't Mule, and Drive-By Truckers. The band has spent 2011 playing shows all around the Southeast to eager and enthusiastic crowds. During that time, the guys have shared stages with North Mississippi Allstars, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Darius Rucker, The Felice Brothers and more.
“I have seen the future of rock ‘n’ roll...Three songs in my back shivers…My back shivers in the presence of magic, that's my theory. And the Jompson Brothers, heaven help them, have the magic. Every last bit of it…They are a stunning band, a classic rock 'n' roll band of the old school…A muscle car in a Prius world…the Jompsons are the best rock band I've seen in twenty years…”
-Grant Alden (No Depression)
"The band lays down a deep groove like early Led Zeppelin. You can tell when they get together their sound just comes out naturally heavy."
-Davis Inman (American Songwirter)
"Their steady blunderbuss attack was absolute catharsis, and Chris Stapleton’s vocals exceeded even my high expectations. Lead vocals are even more important than guitars in making this kind of music stand or fail, and Stapleton – the rough and soul-saturated voice formerly behind the Steeldrivers – blew our minds like some kind of hillbilly Robert Plant...Their encore was well-deserved."