Freddy Jones Band w/ Opener The Rationales - 12/29Friday, December 29 2017 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
- Front Premier
- Bar Stool
at City Winery Boston
Up close & personal. The closest seats to the artist in the house.
One of America’s premiere roots rock acts, Freddy Jones Band (and no, none of the members are actually named Freddy Jones) was founded by guitarists and singer/songwriters Marty Lloyd and Wayne Healy. The band is best known for its number-one hits "In A Daydream" and "Take The Time." Now, this long-running act is back with their new release, Never Change, helmed by Producers Justin Niebank (Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock) and label partner Timm Martin of Dustimmoff Music.
Marty Lloyd characterizes the sessions for Never Change—which features the hit song “Those Diamonds" and the project’s title track —as euphoric…“Looking back, our approach to making Never Change was very similar to the historic days down at Muscle Shoals.” he says. “The essence of our sound and songwriting was supported by Justin's ‘A Team’ cast and the room soared from the first down beat. As recording artists we chase that feeling. It was incredibly uplifting and joyful!”
Justin Niebank, a three-time Grammy winning producer/engineer, adds of the album, “Never Change is the best record I have worked on in years!"
The FJB lineup is led by founding member, singer and guitarist Marty Lloyd, joined by bassist Rich Ross (Josh Gracin, Phil Vassar, The Samples), guitarist Dave Preston (Matt Morris, Justin Timberlake) and former Matchbox 20 Drummer Ryan MacMillan.
An American rock and roll band, The Rationales have been noted for their instantly memorable anthemic songs, their lush arrangements full of soaring harmonies, guitar pyrotechnics, swirling keys and evocative pedal steel. Bringing in aspects of alternative rock and americana, powerpop and a hint of weird, the Rationales bring to mind such acts as Wilco, Radiohead and Cracker and the Jayhawks, while always sounding entirely like themselves.
Formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter David Mirabella, The Rationales have been evolving in both sound and lineup for the past 7 years. Their debut 2008 EP THE GOING AND THE GONE was called "one of the finer local CDs of the year" by the Boston Globe. Following a successful fan-funding kickstarter campaign in 2010, The Rationales released the LP THE DISTANCE IN BETWEEN in 2011 to high praise, both locally and internationally. The band kicked off 2012 with an appearance as semi-finalists in Boston's esteemed Rock-n-Roll Rumble. The Rationales kicked off 2014 by releasing fan favorite EP: DREAM OF FIRE.
Extensive live shows and preview singles in advance of the next record filled 2015-16 and now the Rationales announce the August 2017 release of their new album: UPSTREAM.
Released in late 2017, UPSTREAM is the most collaborative and diverse collection of songs The Rationales have recorded yet, the record marks the debut of newest Rationale Adam Hand on Pedal Steel, features songwriting contributions from several members of the band reinforcing singer-songwriter David Mirabella's anthemic material.