Journeyman - Jamestown Revival
Our next LCM featured artists are childhood friends Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay, the great US duo Jamestown Revival. They write songs about everyday life that are a combination of lush harmonies that merge Southern Country, Americana and Western rock music. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the excellent 'Journeyman' from their fantastic second album 'The Education of A Wandering Man'
Their debut album 'Utah' was originally self-released in early 2014 was then re-released by Republic Records later the same year. iTunes named 'Utah' - Best of 2014: Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year. Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay grew up together in Magnolia, Texas and collaborated on their first song at the age of 15. Each launched solo singer-songwriter careers and were on tour as individual artists who would sing harmonies on each other's work. It was decided to form a band with harmonies at the forefront as it a generated positive audience response. Jamestown Revival was formed in 2010 as a duo and expanded to a five-member band.The name Jamestown Revival was derived from one of the first United States settlements, Jamestown, Virginia, homage to Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the concept of leaving behind the old and starting anew. The band wrote music they wanted to hear rather than what appealed to the masses using the music they listened to as a gauge of quality of their work. The band's music inspirations come from storytellers of adventure such as Louis L'Amour, Willie Nelson and John Prine as well as nature and simplicity. Jamestown Revival's first album, 'Utah', was named for the band's recording location in the Wasatch mountains, Utah where while living in a cabin they used minimal recording studio equipment to create a unique style.The band's move from Texas to California inspired their song California (Cast Iron Soul). Their new album 'The Education Of A Wandering Man' is another great step on their journey.