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Jawbone - Dang Blues (2004)





Jawbone is a one-man blues/garage/punk band based in Detroit, Michigan. His self-released, basement-recorded 2004 album 'dang blues' was discovered by legendary BBC Radio 1 dj John Peel, who championed the cd on his national UK broadcast over a period of several weeks early in 2004. A visit to London soon followed in April 2004 for a series of club gigs and a live session for Mr. Peel at Maida Vale studios.

Jawbone was signed to London-based Loose Music in July 2004. A Jawbone cover version of Johnny Cash's Sun Records classic 'Get Rhythm' was included in the October 2004 Mojo Magazine Johnny Cash tribute cd. The end of 2004 saw Jawbone return to the UK for another small tour, and 2 songs from 'dang blues' ending up in the top 20 of the annual Peel Festive 50 listener’s poll.

2005 included an appearance at SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas, gigs in and around Detroit, and another UK tour, which included a set in a special Peel Tribute concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Jawbone's second full-length album titled Hauling was released in Spring of 2006 on Loose, and resulted in further touring throughout Ireland and the UK, and festival dates in Belgium and Italy in the summer of 2007.

3 songs from Hauling were licensed for use by the 2007 PBS series Roadtrip Nation. Currently Jawbone is writing and recording material for another release in 2008, and will also be appearing at the 2008 Deep Blues Festival in Minneapolis in July.

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