FEVER ON CBC RADIO 2 TOP 20
Big love to CBC Radio 2 for playing ‘Fever’ – which you can listen to here. Back in August ‘Set Me Free’ went to #2 on the chart. Please help us get ‘Fever’ to #1! You can vote for the chart here. We’ll be posting the new voting form each week.
ACOUSTIC GUITAR PROJECT
Julian was recently invited to participate in the ‘Acoustic Guitar Project’ – songwriters are given one week to write and record an original song. You can hear JT’s contribution: ‘Ballad Of A Young Troubadour’ here.
A VERY JTB CHRISTMAS FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM
On December 11th at 7pm the band will be streaming live on Facebook from our headquarters tucked away in the downtown east side of Toronto. In the tradition of Christmas Specials, this will include special guests, cheesy sweaters, and good old-fashioned Christmas tunes. Stay tuned for details!
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS GIVES DESERT STAR 5 STARS & OTHER REVIEWS
It’s always nice to read a favourable review. Here’s Jeff Monk’s review of Desert Star for The Winnipeg Free Press. He calls Desert Star ‘a monumental achievement’
Nice words from www.nouvelle-vague.com – a music magazine distributed primarily in South-East France.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE IN THE UK!
The band has been getting lots of love from the UK, and especially from London. Thank you and please keep listening!
It was hot, and it was sticky, but we managed to maintain our perfect record of never wearing shorts on stage. To Pete Ben Morey, CBC Radio 2 host, ‘Well done not breaking the S.O.S. rule.’ When we found out that Maestro was playing the main stage at the same time as our set we were prepared for the worst: thanks to everyone who packed the tent to check out our set. Especially fantastic to play for people under the age of 19 – it’s a too rare opportunity for us. Great to meet so many more of the awesome people who make the CBC such an important promoter and steward of Canadian talent.
Now we turn our attention to moving in to our new rehearsal spot at the newly renovated Aporia Records and preparing for the Sound Of Music (June 19) and Canada Day (July 1) concerts.
Hey good people of Picton! JT and Jeremy will be bringing the JTB Acoustic Duo to Picton tonight to open for our friends in Big Sugar at The Regent Theatre. There are still some tickets left and you can find them here. We’re on at 8pm, with the legendary Big Sugar to follow. Come say hi – we’ll be hanging out after the show.
‘The band transported me to that euphoric place…’
Big love to Gideon Greenbaum Shinder of Toronto Music Reviews for the great review of the band’s CMW showcase. You can read the whole thing here.
‘..this show was great. If you were there, you already know that. If you weren’t, you missed out and you should be looking for a show in the near future so you can make up for it.’ – Joshua Murray for The Reviews Are In (full review here)
High fives to The Rock 94.9 for presenting a great night of music at this year’s Canadian Music Week. It really felt like a festival – with so many great bands sharing the Lee’s Palace stage. If there was any doubt that this country produces top notch talent, SATE laid waste to that notion with their first chord. We played some songs we’ve recorded for our upcoming Desert Star release for the first time. It felt good to give Set Me Free, Tiny & Mighty and Never Too Late wings. JT dedicated ‘Carry Me Home’, which he performed solo – to all those in Fort MacMurray dealing with the terrible situation there. The CMW volunteers outdid themselves making everything run smoothly and lending a hand when needed – they are the unsung heroes of the festival. Lastly – thanks to all you awesome music fans who came out on a Wednesday night to celebrate Canadian music. – Jeremy
Five months ago while we were in the studio I sat down and recorded this little acoustic version of a song by one of my favourite musicians. I’m shocked and devastated that the world has lost one of the greatest musicians of all time. Your music will live on forever. Video by Ryan Nolan