-Sam Farzin (KUCI 88.9FM)
I’m in good company with my love for the Virginian band The Great White Jenkins. They haven’t been given their fair share of blog love but the love they’ve gotten is from influential sites like Catbird Seat and Aquarium Drunkard (and to a lesser extent Songs:Illinois here).
The band is about to set out on a mini tour to celebrate their Karl Blau produced 7″ single. The songs stray a little bit from their uptempo marriage of gospel, folk, rock and funky soul. The band notes that they were experimenting with the sounds of early rock and roll and old school reggae. And of course it’s this experimentation that initially drew me to the band. If you are a fan of such diverse groups as The Donkeys, Frontier Ruckus, the Avett Brothers and/or Theater Fire than it’s your duty to check out TGWJ. The band hits Chicago on July 27 to play the Whistler.
“Look Out World” is a twisted little pop song with horns, organ, rhythm guitar and a chorus to die for.
Bonus back catalog: