JOHN THE CONQUEROR ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES
WATCH TWO NEW VIDEOS OF THE PHILLY-BASED TRIO IN THE STUDIO
ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS TO RELEASE JOHN THE CONQUEROR’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM ON OCT. 16TH
JOHN THE CONQUEROR’S TOUR DATES
Oct. 05 MilkBoy Philly – Philadelphia, PA w/ Willis Earl Beal
Nov. 03 The Legendary Dobbs – Philadelphia, PA (John The ConquerorRecord Release Show)
Nov. 08 Broadway’s – Asheville, NC w/ Left Lane Cruiser
Nov. 09 Jack of Hearts – Weaverville, NC
Nov. 16 Joe Squared Station North – Baltimore, MD
Nov. 17 Clementine Cafe – Harrisonburg, VA
Nov. 19 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC
[more dates to be announced soon]
Power trio John the Conqueror has made a splash in Philly scene over the past year, dishing out a moving blend of blues, soul and rock n’ roll… The swaggery trio might be Philly’s answer to Gary Clark Jr. – WXPN’s THE KEY
The trio from Mississippi, now based in Philly, have the smoothness of classic ’50s soul mixed with a southern twang. Named after an African-American mythological folk legend, of whom the likes of Dr. John, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon have sung, the band possesses a magical power that empowers emotion. – KNUCKLE RUMBLER
They will bring you from the church to the juke joint in four quick minutes. – MADD CHICAGO
John The Conqueror’s self-titled debut album is an amalgamation of the many sounds and styles (old and new) mined from both the North and South. Cousins Pierre Moore (vocals & guitar) and Michael Gardner (drums) are natives of Jackson, MS, while bassist Ryan Lynn hails from Philly – where the trio now call home. Together they mix a bedrock of raw deep blues with funk, soul, punk and scuzzed-up rock-n-roll into one helluva potent musical Molotov cocktail.
Perhaps what makes John The Conqueror so refreshing, however, is their honest, simple, yet extremely passionate approach to their music. Gardner and Moore (the latter who learned to play guitar in his early teens from a homeless man who slept in the back room of an auto repair shop) have been playing together in bands since their college days in Oxford, MS, although Gardner recently switched from bass to drums to make room for Lynn in the line-up in early 2011.
The ten expressive, unrestrained tracks featured on this effort are delivered with a youthful, reckless abandon as channeled through some truly old souls. And, not unlike the mythological African-American folk hero they’re named after, that should be enough to resonate with just about any generation.
John The Conquerorwas produced by Pierre Moore and recorded in Philadelphia at Retrocity Studios & Jesse Gimbel’s Basement.
John The Conquerorwill be released October 16th through Alive Naturalsound Records in the following formats: CD, Digital and Black Vinyl, as well as Limited Edition Colored Vinyl exclusive to mailorders.
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