Playing Sunday, May 1, 2022
Jamestown Revival deliver skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intricate fingerpicking on their newest album, Yong Man. The project is their first without electric guitars and their first to be recorded in a studio. Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance forged a musical bond as teenagers growing up in Magnolia, Texas. They draw musical inspiration from groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young and The Doobie Brothers, as well as songwriters such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. With themes like coming of age and settling into an identity, Yong Man is envisioned as a collection of songs that should be played all the way through. Sonically, the album evokes the experience of musicians huddled together, singing and playing without headphones or click tracks. Chance and Clay are joined on the Yong Man sessions by producer Robert Ellis and the bands longtime rhythm section of bassist Nick Bearden and drummer Ed Benrock.