The name may or may not sound familiar, but trust me...You will be glad you are either hearing from Jericho Woods again, or listening for the first time. These Kentucky boys are FINALLY back with new music with the album, 'Stop Signs & Fence Lines' to be released on May 5th. Yep, it's for real!!!
Kentucky has always been known for Bluegrass and Bourbon... but the roots of
Jericho Woods run deeper than that...deeper than a mine shaft! One part Grand Ole Opry
and one part Heartland Rock; a music experience that only folks brought up in this
diverse Commonwealth could produce. With influences ranging from traditional country,
jam bands, and roots rock; to folk, bluegrass, and Red Dirt...Jericho Woods takes the
best of these and craft great music, plain and simple. The kind of music you can get behind!
The group was founded by cousins Josh Mitcham (guitar & vocals) and Paul Priest (bass & vocals) in 2013. Paul played bluegrass while Josh was a working man and a songwriter. The pair decided to form a band together and packed in virtually all of the music they loved, from Bill Monroe, George Jones, and Garth Brooks to Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers Band. From the basement, they took to local clubs and fairs and were greeted by ever-larger crowds. They garnered opening slots for a host of national acts and began to tour regionally as well.
Their debut album, 'Same Ol' Dirt,' was issued independently in 2015; it landed inside the Top 25 on the digital country charts, and the Top 10 on the Heatseeker charts. Encouraged by their success, the band took to the road, playing everywhere from country bars to theaters to festival dates, garnering a larger fan base, radio support, and positive press virtually everywhere they went. In May of 2017, the band issued a six-track, self-titled EP that landed in the Top 20 on the digital country charts during its first week of release.
I have had the pleasure of chatting with these talented artists, have seen them perform and instantly knew they were a group to hang with through thick and thin. They took a step back to pursue other endeavors as well as the set back from the pandemic but still had their hearts set on music. And now it's time to welcome their return and support some independent artists who you will have no problem in doing so.
To find out more and hang with the guys, follow them on https://www.facebook.com/jerichowoodsband
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