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Sounds Like: Ben Harper, John Butler Trio, Dumpstaphunk, G. Love & Special Sauce, Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Bio: Jelly Bread’s musical alchemy blends a dash of alt-rock with soul and funk, yet is thoroughly steeped in Rock-Americana. The band’s chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails gui...See Full Bio
“Jelly Bread is rising. The Reno quartet solidified its lineup last spring, recorded an album and donned dapper, three-piece suits for a CD-release party. “We wanted to make an impression,” bandleader Dave Berry said. “We wanted to show up to a gig looking like we had a job.” Jelly Bread has received plenty of job offers ever since, steadily performing at clubs and venues throughout the West. And today it adds an accolade to its résumé: Lake Tahoe Action 2012 Band of the Year. The band sounds like Tower of Power or Dumpstaphunk with a Southern drawl. It plays a combination of R&B, gospel, funk and pop with frolicsome instrumentation accouterments like a lap steel guitar and an organ talk box. Drummer Cliff Porter has a name for it: “feel-good music.” ”