YEAR LONG DISASTER|
Featuring singer / guitar player Daniel Davies (son of Dave Davies of the KINKS), bass player Rich Mullins (KARMA TO BURN, Speedealer) and drummer Brad Hargreaves (Third Eye Blind).
Modifying, in their own right, the original blues models of the early 1970ís southern rock movement, Year Long Disaster is more apt to play shuffles as the base backbeat and to define choruses as whichever dynamic moment of the song appeals as most memorable. This moment may manifest itself in a riff, a recurring vocal line, or in a sonic assault stemming from sheer energy. Riffs may extend past 4 bars. Lyrics may not repeat themselves. Year Long Disaster embraces the humanity and simplicity in songwriting with the ability to improvise, allowing the audience to be involved in moments that will never exist again.
DEXTER JONES CIRCUS ORCHESTRA
Dexter Jonesí Circus Orchestra has always been about nuance, not brute force, and [new album] "Side by Side" shows an even stronger grasp of songwriting. It's not just their innate sense of melody, but also in the playing. The three guitarists rarely blend together; rather, they all have distinct voices within each song. Combined with the strong vocals, you get a chorus of harmonies. While lyrically the band runs towards the dour, the music remains beautiful and uplifting. (Scott Heller) .