Album review
Live From San Francisco
The Jethro Jeremiah Band
White Label
Promo CD-R
21 - 09 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Soulsuckers
  2. Blue Again
  3. Savour Your Time
  4. Yo Yo
  5. Come A Long Way
  6. Carry The Bucket
  7. Wanna Go Home
  8. Up Oh Late
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : -

Award-winning singer-songwriter Jethro Jeremiah began playing music on Haight Street in San Francisco in 1996. It didn't take long for passersby to notice something special. A visiting BBC film crew shot footage of Jethro singing and playing his guitar and later contacted him for permission to use his song, "Confrontation" as the opening score for a documentary they had produced about The Burning Man Festival. A second Jeremiah song was also used in the body of the film. Consistently approached by journalists, club owners and even the occasional talent scout as he sat on his milk crate performing for the locals, Jethro was naturally inspired to start his own full band. Combining forces with England's ska-influenced Steve Munger on sax, Ryan Tatarian and his skillful harmonies and funky keyboard sounds, expert reggae drummer Lou Neuburger and another gifted singer and bass player, Dave Lionelli, Jethro and the band quickly became one of San Francisco's most popular live bands.
This eight track promo cd-r provides a good impression of the Jethro Jeremiah Band performing live on stage. Here the band consists of Jethro Jeremiah (lead vocals, guitar), Ryan Tatarian (keyboards, vocals), Steve Munger (sax), Lou Neuburger (drums), Dave Lionelli (bass) and Andrew Seidel (keyboard). First of all it's Jethro's distinctive vocal delivery that immediately attracts attention. Mainly a soulful singer with a warm voice, he sometimes shows that his vocal style also incorporates a strong country rock influence. Then the players of instruments. They create a very accessible sound, which is obviously rooted in reggae although other reggae related styles such as ska and rocksteady are embraced as well. In most of the songs featured here saxophonist Steve Munger plays a striking part as he adds a certain, very enjoyable flavor to the songs. The Jethro Jeremiah Band delivers some fine musical moments, fully showcasing that they have the potential to reach a broad audience.

Check out the website of the Jethro Jeremiah Band : www.jethrojeremiah.com

Teacher & Mr. T.