"Then there has to be an RMHQ ‘Favourite Track’ which is easier than you’d think baring in mind the diversity on offer here; I’m going for Un-In-Spiralled which again sounds very 60’s but very ‘now’ too with its hypnotic organ and brooding bass fighting a sizzling electric guitar for attention as Jay Burn can’t decide if he’s Jim Morrison or David Crosby up front; but he sounds like he’s wearing leather trousers, so I guess he’s channelling his inner Lizard King on a gorgeously intense Rock Song Deluxe."
"Randomly Banded is a smart album that will please fans of classic rock, country and folk alike. This album has something for everyone who needs to unwind after a hectic day and enjoy the beauty in life."
“J Burn will be returning to his rock roots on his new album "Randomly Banded" which comes out on May 6th. Today he tells us about the first song released from the effort. Here is the story for the song "Shine"... "Shine" was one of those songs that just flowed from me into the guitar and on to the paper, seemingly effortlessly. Which I think just added to its theme of mindfulness, acceptance and the connection with the life we all share. This was a song which I wanted to give a bright and positive energy, a sense of freedom, and uplifting feel and flow...”
“Review Fix chats with singer/songwriter J-Burn, who discusses his upcoming album, “Randomly Banded,” as well as his creative process and goals...”
“Hi J, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? I am very well thanks, excited to be talking to the fans and you here on Vents. Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Moonshine”? MoonShine is a special song for me. I definitely feel it steps into the Psychedelic Rock side of the J Burn sound. It’s got a lot of textures, definitely one to put a really good pair of headphones on, turn up the volume and sink into...”
“J Burn is back with his much anticipated follow up to the highly acclaimed Burnt Blue, which will be released everywhere on May 6th. The new album, Randomly Branded, contains 8 original tracks, which interweave their way across multiple music styles and genres, including rock, Americana, shades of Country, Punk and tinges of psychedelia...”
“J Burn is back with his much anticipated follow up to the highly acclaimed Burnt Blue, which will be released everywhere on May 6th...”
"J Burn's "Shine" is an uplifting and power-packed song. Upon initial listen, the listener is given an amazing Americana adventure through a variety of instruments..."
"Reminiscent of a Neil Young vocal and Johnny Cash melody, J Burn uses his singer/songwriter background to bring an honesty to his work. When listening to songs like "Memory Lane" or "Our Song Shared", one gets the sense that he speaks the utter truth, never hiding his pure talent or his life experiences."
“Overall the album is wholesome, flavorful and digs deep into the roots of American Folk/Rock and Blues. It’s just a taste of what the industry needs right now…. a touch of history, home, and harmony. A blast of “slap yourself in the face true blue Americana roots” music.”
“Now that our paths have finally crossed; I feel like I’ve known him forever. Burnt Blue is made up of four sweet, swing-along Country songs reminiscent of John B Sebastian or Billy Swan; ‘back in the day.’”
"At the end of the day, if you love this type of music you’ll surely enjoy J Burn and this short-but-sweet EP. It really does deliver that down-home Americana sound in spades."
"Jay sings in a plaintive, unfussy tone, recalling Bob Dylan in spirit and lyrical content"
“The record is quite one to listen to and brings back the country-folk genre back to life. Not that it the genre was dead, but Burn brings it back by staying true to it and digging into its roots.”
"There’s just something so low-key and inviting about J Burn and his style that will allow you as a listener to feel instantly comfortable"
"There's a feel-good vibe about his style as soon as the first chords ring out. 'Burnt Blue' has the kind of camp fire feel that makes it easy to settle into and relax with."
"After listening to the Burnt Blue EP in-full; the gentle-nature of the music and songs is simply something that anyone could pop on & listen to, no matter what age. As far as things go for J Burn – it opens a lot of doors for a band when a sound is as inviting & comforting as theirs is…"
"In Burnt Blue, Burn has shed the psychedelic tones and instead focused his lyrics on bucolic imagery and earthly imaginings of the quotidian."
“PIC N PURPLE SHOW LIVE J BURN INTERVIEW SHOW AUGUST 21, 2015 FEATURES A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAY BURN. IN ADDITION, IT FEATURES MUSIC BY HIS BAND J BURN: JAY BURN, JAY LANE, ROBIN SYLVESTER, JASON CROSBY & MICHAEL NUZUM, THE CLEARLAKE PROFESSIONALS AND YELLO. THIS LIVE RADIO SHOW FIRST AIRED ON KTSTFMANAHEIM.COM, ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, USA ON AUGUST 21, 2015.”
"J Burn and company does on his “Burnt Blue” E.P. is exploit our musical history, like a PhD candidate supporting a thesis in rock ‘n’ roll history."