Junior League Band – “Mitchell Williams Fo Govena” (Sept. 30)

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today. I’ve got a couple half finished posts I could have completed or I could have just taken the day off. Then I rechecked my email inbox and discovered that something in there would fit perfectly on Songs:Illinois.

The Washington, DC based roots band the Junior League Band have a new record out on September 30. Lissy Rosemont is the front woman and the driving force in the band (the press release states that it’s her banjo in the new song by Missy Elliott). Her take on life and the female perspective in these songs is a pleasant switch from the male dominated roots music scene.

The new record, Mitchell Williams Fo Govena, is out on Sept. 30 but you can pre-order it here. There’s a record release party at The Black Cat On Oct. 4.

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3 Responses to “Junior League Band – “Mitchell Williams Fo Govena” (Sept. 30)”

  1. Greg says:

    Thanks so much for this! As a DC-ite I'm thrilled to see this band moving onward & upward.

  2. MDR says:

    Junior League band should definitely sign up for the Last Banjo Standing contest for the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival. I'm pretty sure they're already playing one of the official pre-parties at the Kinetic Playground on 10/24. http://www.cbgbfestival.com

  3. JLB says:

    Junior League Band in Chicago tonight! Kinetic Playground at 9:30pm
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