Met My Baby (Down at the Record Store)

Jubal John describes his latest single, “Met My Baby (Down at the Record Store),” as Nietzsche meets the Monkees. Released with an accompanying video reminiscent of MTV videos from the 80s, this love story follows a young couple finding each other and sharing their mutual admiration and passion for music, coffee, and books. Interlaced with live footage of his band performing the...Read More

Red Mountain Jug Band – Tell Me Something New Album Release

  Six years ago, I met Jerrod Atkins and Corey Medders, two of the founding members of the Steel City Jug Slammers, and did an article about them for The Leaf magazine. After several years of blood sweat and tears living life on the road, traveling the country, busking towns, and playing club gigs, the original Jug Slammers captured a significant following in roots music...Read More

Love In Reverse

A little over a year after his first critically acclaimed album, Mr Right Now, Jubal John has released a new single, "Love in Reverse." Some songwriters just have a natural ability to compose songs and lyrics with infectious melodies and addictive lyrical hooks that get lodged in your memory and won't go away. Jubal’s new song is no exception with his signature...Read More

Jubal John ~ Mr Right Now Moving On

Jubal John lives and breathes music and his lifetime of studying and playing an array of styles and genres while honing his song-writing skills culminated in the release of his first full-length album, Mr. Right Now  in November last year. Engage Jubal in a conversation about music and his enthusiasm springs to life, and this contagious vibe is only rivaled by the...Read More

Maverick Lounge Series – History of Steely Dan at Workplay Theater

Mark Lanter of Black Jacket Symphony (BJS) fame launched a new production earlier this year called, the Maverick Lounge Series (MLS) where he recruits musicians to reproduce the music of famous artists who dedicated themselves to making quality music and maintaining an unprecedented level of originality and integrity into their craft. These were songwriters and composers who’s timeless songs define the sound...Read More

Bunko Squad at Crestwood Tavern

Bunko Squad made a rare appearance last month at a haunt known for clandestine affairs held under the guise of pizza, pool tables, and beer. The Crestwood Tavern has long been an after-hours hangout for spies and other mysterious characters in our community and a place where they can mingle with all the civilians, get new intel, and knock down a burger...Read More

The Steel City Jug Slammers and the New Punk Rock

Published in the October, 2013 Issue of The Leaf. This year at Birmingham’s Artwalk, I caught a killer set by The Steel City Jug Slammers, a band of six young Birmingham locals ripping it up in the street the way they like to perform, live, in your face, and raw. About five years ago before they were The Steel City Jug Slammers,...Read More

Review: The Black Jacket Symphony Plays The Beatles White Album, Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

This review was published in the September, 2013 Issue of The Leaf, formerly The Tannehill Trader. Having seen the Black Jacket Symphony do a blistering performance of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Are You Experienced several years ago, I knew they were an incredible band but I have to admit, my expectations for covering The White Album, were skeptical at best. Long considered...Read More