San Jose, CA
WILLBURN - band formed in a garage over a couple beers back in 2007 from what we can remember. Inspired by the story of the daily grind, our relationships with friends family and the creative musical fire that makes life worthwhile. We are all influenced by the great rock musicians and their ability to expand the dimensions of reality.
J & B out of San Jose started crafting songs for over a year and decided to get them burned into plastic. We recorded at Hyde Studios in SF where some of the most dynamic range of musicians had bared there souls throughout the last 30 years. Hired guns included the Stovall sisters who had worked with CCR, Steve Shufton on piano, Matt Kunitz on organs and Joe Amaral on trumpet. The band spent 8 months on and off in the studio. Producer Bill Cutler and engineer Justin Phelps helped in the development of songs and musicianship on the album.
Fans of roots-pop and thematically fashioned Americana, Willburn is a breath of late summer night air. The project has a casual ease that sifts into all the songs here - this is material created organically and for the benefit of participants with nary a concern for reaching potential markets or a particular demographic. It stands on its own, for its own sake - which makes it all the more impactful. Fans of John Hiatt, Terry Anderson, Jason & The Scorchers and Drive-By Truckers need to investigate Light up, turn out, sit back and listen.