Jr. Wolf

Jr. Wolf

CHVNCE, Matt Arthur, Ellen Siberian Tiger

Sat, June 24, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Jr. Wolf
Jr. Wolf
JR WOLF music is designed to be straight-forward, honest and simple, yet there is something enticingly complex about this debut effort when viewed from a wholistic level. The album’s tracks guide you through an intricately designed journey as notions of genre blur into the periphery.

The group starts out sounding like a rowdy electric American blues rock band and by the fourth song, cellos are the focal point. Later, there is a powerful and eerie instrumental waltz which showcases a scorching finger tapping metal style guitar performance. The song starts with a slow crescendo of squealing feedback layered over bagpipes and builds to a flurried attack of notes. Just at its most intense point, the sound drops out. Thunder claps and the album rolls into the next track, a heartbreaking ballad which highlights a soft gospel organ paired with an emotionally charged pedal steel guitar.

Jason Wolfe, JR WOLF’s songwriter and front man, plays seven different instruments for the last song on the album. “This one always wanted a rootsy, organic kind of feel. Light and happy and like it could happen naturally; a bunch of friends gathered in a circle playing music...that's the feel of the whole album, really. It's all songs that we can actually perform at a live show, not an overproduced studio effort”, he says.

Martin Chaudhry, the group's virtuoso guitarist, was introduced by Jason’s cousin when Wolfe was looking for a bassist in the fall of 2008. Chaudhry did not have any experience with the instrument, but picked it up in his enthusiasm to join the band. His talent on lead guitar, however, forced a strong reconsideration of any other role. It was not too long before Chaudhry assumed his current position. For a while they played mostly for fun, developing Martin’s parts for songs in Wolfe’s personal catalog. In the summer months of 2010 the pair began to perform publicly as JR WOLF , recruiting friends for help performing full shows.

Recording the first JR WOLF album began in earnest in early 2012. It was produced over the course of the next year. Mastering was completed by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Some material has been leaked online and the response has been explosive. Since March of 2014, the band has made regular appearances in reverbnation.com's top 100 indie bands in the world.

...they have a lot of good things on this EP musically (especially the lead guitar) that will get me to listen to the other songs that will be on their upcoming full-length album.
-Jeff Cavanaugh, sarabozich.com

JR WOLF is now touring Pennsylvania to raise awareness for the upcoming full length release. 2014 has been an exciting year, with shows ranging from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 30+ venues. Highlights have included opening for country sensation Frankie Ballard at the historic Chameleon Club in Lancaster and playing to a crowd of thousands at a Harrisburg Senators baseball game.
Chvnce is Hayden Chance's solo project. Philadelphia, PA
Matt Arthur
Philly musician - Make music good again.
Ellen Siberian Tiger
Ellen Siberian Tiger
Ellen Siberian Tiger started as the solo act of Ellen Tiberio-Shultz in 2009. Jon Cox joined the band in 2012 when he met Ellen at the Berklee College of Music. The two performed as a duo and released the EP, Skeleton, in 2013. In September 2014, the duo became a full band and released the first full length album, I Can't Help It, in 2014.
Venue Information:
Upstairs at Kung Fu Necktie
1248 N. Front St
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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