Sunday, July 9, 2017

Jim Roberts and the Resonants "Beneath The Blood Moon"...southern rock with blues roots

Jim Roberts and The Resonants have arrived on the scene. Formerly known as The Jack Roberts Harvey Band, they now bring their familiar Southern Rock sound back to listeners with "Beneath the Blood Moon."

Roberts has been playing guitar, singing and writing music since the 1970's. He put his musical career on hold in the early '90's to concentrate on being a father, and later spent 16 years working as a police officer. But even though his life's journey took him in different directions, Roberts never forgot his calling. In 2012, Roberts retired from his day job and returned to the music that was his first love. He has opened for Ricky Nelson, Della Reese, Danny O’Keefe, Danny Deardorff and Seals and Crofts, and has co – written with Jimmy Seals of Seals and Crofts.

The album's songs are firmly rooted in the Deep South and the Midwest, where Americana, roots rock, and blues define the landscape. The strong Southern themes tell a story, while Roberts' slide guitar work adds fire and finesse to the mix. Roberts also writes and performs on three-string cigar box guitar, lending a primitive, driving, haunting sound last heard on The Jack Roberts Harvey Band's 2014 release "Devil on a Dirt Road." With down-to-earth songwriting, vocals and slide work laid over a solid rhythm section, Jim Roberts and The Resonants take listeners on a new adventure further down that blues/roots highway.

"Guitarist/chief songwriter Jim Roberts channels numerous forbearers while sounding strictly like himself. He has one of the most lyrical slide guitar deliveries of recent times and his vocals are straightforward. … He’s a promising songwriter with very few, if any, real bugs left to work out." - Las Vegas Blues Society 

"Superlatives simply prevail here: stunning, great blues with strong Americana and gutsy down-and-dirty rock tinges … slippery slide sauce." - Iain Patience of Cashbox, Canada; Blues in the South, Great Britain; and Blues Magazine, The Netherlands

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