Rob Jonas has been writing and recording music in his native upstate New York region for the past six years. Influences include (but are not limited to) John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. He has released two albums -- 2007's Wandering Madison and 2009's Take Me Anywhere. More recently, he's formed a full band that prides itself on being able to play anywhere without rehearsal. The band includes Albany-area blues guitarist JV Abbey and Capital District music scene veterans Mike Guzzo (bass) and Mark Adamo (drums).