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J.Tex & The Volunteers new album CD/LP/Spotify/iTunes

January 30, 2015 Comments off

J.Tex & The Volunteers new album Old Ways vs New Days out now.

Buy the CD or LP in our shop:
www.hepcat.se

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/old-ways-vs-new-days/id934497077

Spotify

 

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This Weeks Best Album

January 29, 2015 Comments off

In the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan about the new album from J.Tex & The Volunteers new album Old Ways vs New Days

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J.Tex & The Volunteers New Album Out January 30

January 28, 2015 Comments off

J.Tex & The Volunteers – Old Ways vs New Days

See the brand new video from the song “Ship Coming In” from the album

The final result is ten finely crafted songs, recorded together with guest musician Bebe Risenfors (who played with Tom Waits), and of course the Volunteers, Tue Lund Christensen on bass and Jason Bedard on drums.

J.Tex was born in Detroit and raised in Denmark, he feels quite at home in both in the United States, where he has many musical collaborators, and in Copenhagen, where he lives today.

He is very much part of the Southern Swedish rock’n’roll scene, where a love of music, vintage American cars, old motorcycles, vintage clothing and the shine of well greased hair is very much a way of life.

The best of USA, Denmark and Sweden come together on this, the coolest album release this winter!

press2_lo”A strange highly original, cleverly constructed and
loose take on the genre.”
– Mike Morrison

”Heptown has a truly impressive feel for roots and
rockabilly music and the know how to pick their band.
J.Tex & The Volunteers is another great Heptown act.”
– Buster Fayte

”At times it’s like Seasick Steve meets Cab Calloway, others it’s more Tom Waits meets
Maurice Chevalier. It’s certainly different, but most importantly, it’s wonderful.”
– Music People

LINE-UP:
J.Tex: Banjo, Guitar, Violin, Lead Vocal
Tue Lund Christensen: Bass, Vocal
Jason Bedard: Drums, Vocal

TRACKLIST:

  1. This Old Banjo
  2. Chocolate Jesus
  3. As Wide As The Moon
  4. Treading Water
  5. This Old Blues
  6. Night Train
  7. Ship Coming In
  8. April Fools Day
  9. Clear Sky
    10. Swedish Winter

VIDEO “This Old Banjo” (the first single from the album, released Nov. 2014)

WEB:
http://www.jtexthevolunteers.com/

SOCIAL PROFILES:
www.facebook.com/JTexTheVolunteers
www.youtube.com/user/thejtex
https://twitter.com/jtexmusic

New Single/Video From J.Tex & The Volunteers

November 12, 2014 Comments off

New single “This Old Banjo” OUT NOW from the upcoming album “Old Ways vs. New Days” (out January 30 2015).

 

 

Support J.Tex & The Volunteers new album

August 26, 2014 Comments off

CDCOVERx500Raising money to fund the bands new album “Old Ways vs. New Days”!

My name is Jens Einer – a.k.a. J. Tex. I’m the singer and songwriter in my band J. Tex & The Volunteers, and also play the guitar, banjo and violin. I was born in Detroit, in the USA, but I grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark. I have been playing different instruments since I was six.

The band and I have been working on our next album, and we need your help to finish it. It’s firmly rooted in American folk music but with a twist. Taking instruments from American folk music and torn up beats, we’ll mix European and American flavors to produce a new take on a classic sound. It’s a strong, warm and friendly album for respect to friends and families. The album will be called “Old Ways – New Days”, and with your help we hope to raise enough money to get it done.

Raising money to fund the bands new album “Old Ways vs. New Days here!

J. Tex & the Volunteers – One Of These Days

J. Tex & the Volunteers – One Of These Days

2. album fra Danmarks stærkeste fortolker af amerikansk hillbilly-country.

Tænk på The Band`s albums fra sidst i 60erne/først i 70erne. Tænk på musik-lydsporet fra filmen O Brother Where Art Thou. Og tænk så på en dansk sanger/musiker, der med sin egen personlige vinkel, sit eget twist og touch og ikke mindst sit helt eget skæve glimt i øje og stemme graver dybt efter amerikansk musiks dybeste rødder og fisker flittigt i smeltediglen af country, rockabilly, blues, bluegrass, jazz, swing og oldtime musikken. Så tænker du på, så vil du for dit indre øre høre J. Tex & the Volunteers. J. Tex, sanger, sangskriver musiker, frontmanden i foretagendet er døbt Jens Einer Sorensen, bosat i København det meste af sit liv, men født 42 år siden i Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

J. Tex & the Volunteers debuterede for 2 år siden med den DMA-Folk-nominerede CD ”Lost Between Clouds Of Tumbleweed And Space”.

Nu er 2`eren ”One Of These Days” klar med endnu en og denne gang bevægeder J. Tex & the Volunteers sig endnu dybere ned i både “the rural south”, det landlige syden af U.S.A.. og ind i sig selv. Og De kommer ud med en god halv snes sange, befolket med elskelige, kiksede bonderøve, som det går skidt i livet. Men som J. Tex (Jens Einer Sørensen) fremhæver. -Vi holder med de der fattige, kiksede typer, og prøver at skildre dem i mine løgnehistorier af sange med varme, humor, solidaritet og loyalitet.

-Jeg kan se mig selv mange steder i sangenes person-galleri og, jeg ved fra mig selv, at den bedste måde at overleve en ond og grusom verden er at kunne se sig selv udefra, kunne grine af sig selv.

Til det ny J. Tex & the Volunteers-album har Tex fundet èt af 80/90ernes store danske producer-navne, Kim Hüttel frem. Hüttel producerede i sine velmagstdage de største navne herhjemme, fx Johnny Madsens gennembrud Udenfor Sæsonen, Henning Stærks Dreams To Remember, CV Jørgensen I Det Muntre Hjørne, Flow My Firetear med Sort Sol og Kim Larsens Wisdom Is Sexy, alle de albums bærer Kim Hüttels navnetræk på omslagene. Men for små 10 år siden fik Kim Hüttel nok af musik-branchen og har siden holdt sig yderst diskret i baggrunden..Indtil han for nylig løb ind i J. Tex. Kim Hüttel skriver på coveret til One Of These Days, at mødet med J. Tex har givet ham gløden og kærligheden til musikken tilbage. Et af numrene på albummet, That`s What You Want er helt og holdent Hüttels produktion, ellers er han krediteret som “mixing producer” og ryster tamburin, spiller orgel og slår på en gede-klokke, en goatbell rundt omkring på One Of These Days.

I 3 af sangene på One Of These Days synger J. Tex sammen med country- og rockabilly-sangerinden, Lynda Kay fra Texas. Vi fandt Lynda Kay på MySpace, faldt for hendes stemme..og opdagede, at hun skulle synge i Malmø, så vi inviterede texanerinden til København. Hun sagde ja tak og blev hængede 3 dage under indspilningen af albummet hjemme i J. Tex´ lejlighed på Østerbro. Det resulterede blandt andet i en øm og dybfølt duet mellem Kay og J.Tex i Lynda Kay-balladen, All I Ever Wanted To Do. Bortset fra den, en Woodie Guthrie-sang, DoReMi og John Prines Paradise har J. Tex selv skrevet resten af sangene på One Of These Days.

J. Tex siger, at han på ”One Of These Days” for alvor har fundet sin egen stemme at synge med. Vi har også arbejdet flere måneder i bandet med det musikalske udtryk vi ønskede at pladen skulle fremstille. -Jeg glæder mig til, siger J. Tex, -at folk skal høre ”One Of The These Days”, som ikke mindst i kraft af Kim Hüttels gode ører er kommet til at lyde helt præcist som vi havde drømt om fortæller den 42 år gammel amerikansk fødte, i København bosatte urban cowboy.

Tracklist:
1. Man Of The House
2. That’s What You Want
3. One Of These Days
4. Getting All Wrong
5. Misery
6. Shrimps & Salads
7. (Hope You Ain’t) Been There Yet
8. October 86
9. Big Bad Woman
10. All I Wanted Was You
11. Did You
12. Paradise
13. Do re Mi
14. Banjo Surf

J. Tex & the Volunteers are:

Jens Einer Sørensen: Lead Vokal, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Violin
Frank Borgaard Jensen: Bas, Baritone guitar, Banjo, Kor
Peter Knudsen: Steel Guitar, Guitar, Kor
Jason Bedard: Trommer, Percussion, Kor

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