Ashland, Kentucky, USA

Genuine JUNK! Original Roots Rock/Jam with strong songwriting and high energy live performances! We've played over 500 shows nationally-Travel w/ full sound and stage lighting and will tailor our show to your venue, ranging from intimate acoustic settings to large stage events.


Genuine Junk Band consists of some of the best musicians playing some of the best original music you'll likely hear! For over a decade GJB has produced its own "Junk" style, blending elements of rock, jazz, blues,bluegrass and roots music, with lyrics and ideas reflective of their own personal experiences. This is Genuine Junk! A musical conglomeration of colorful sound! Great music emphasizing on strong songwriting and heavy grooves to get the people moving!

"GJB cranks out a groove-heavy sonic brew that stirs in a diverse mix of musical influence."- Christopher Mitchell, Herald Dispatch - Huntington, WV

"Kentucky’s eclectic roots-rock outfit Genuine Junk Band gives new meaning to the term “road warriors.” - Dan Bolles, 7 Days -Burlington,VT

"Genuine Junk Band's new CD, "Stories from the Hills and the Sea," is a must-get disc for summer '08." - Dave Lavender, Herald Dispatch-Huntington,WV

GJB make appearances at large scale Americana, jam, and rock festivals. They also frequent historic theaters, national clubs and more. They have released 3 eclectic albums all being distributed by 9 Lives Record Label and have toured heavily to promote each. The band relocated to Vermont for awhile and are currently making plans to move the group to Nashville, TN. They plan to continue touring and expanding in 2010.
Still, after all the years together, the group's goal is as simple and straight forward as ever, to perform the music they love for those who share the same love and passion for great music!

"And with a name like Genuine Junk Band, who can resist 'em?" - Peter Hummers, Outer Banks, NC Sentinel

Notable Achievements:
+voted New Groove of the Month for April 2009. (One of the leading jamband sites)

+recorded 3rd album with internationally acclaimed producer Eddie Ashworth(Sublime, Great White)

+signed promotional deal with Sequitur Media, LLC in 2009

+Included in Mojo Stik Entertainment booking roster in 2009

+ Selected for free studio project with nationally acclaimed-Recording Workshop

+ Signed with 9Lives Records Label in 2006

+ Albums internationally distributed online available on all major internet music carriers

+ Received airplay on mainstream, college, and internet radio

+ Selected in 2008 for music series, filmed and broadcast on Time Warner television.

+ Toured extensively the past 3 years.

+ Selected in ‘07 by Sequitur Media, LLC for full web development deal.

+ Performed with many other national touring acts including:
Sam Bush Band - Ekoostik Hookah - JGB- One Under - Moonshine Still - Gordon Stone Band - Railroad Earth - Yonder Mountain String Band - Keller Williams

+ Performed at nationally notable venues such as:
Nectar's - Burlington, VT
Terrapin Hill Festival - Harrodsburg, KY
Ashland Community Theater - Ashland, KY
Appalachian Uprising - Scottown, OH
Paramount Arts Center - Ashland, KY
Madison Theater - Covington, KY
Sportsman Tavern - Buffalo, NY
Southgate House - Cincinnati, OH
Kelly's - Nags Head, NC
Wilbert's - Cleveland, OH
V -Club - Huntington, WV
Empty Glass - Charleston, WV
The Dame - Lexington, KY
Blue Gator - Athens, OH
Mad Frog - Cincinnati. OH
Big Sandy Superstore Arena - Huntington, WV


About the lyrics

Written By: Nathan Gillum

Most of our lyrics are derived from experiences myself and/or the band has encountered. Some tunes are deeply personal while others are just plain silly and fun!
Our latest album is a collection of "story songs". That is what you'll currently find in our EPK. Enjoy!


2006 - "This Is It" - 9 Lives Records 2006

2008 - "Stories from the Hills and Sea" -9 Lives Distribution 2007

2010 - "Junk Radio" - set for 9 Lives Distribution

Set List

We perform a completely different set every night to make each show unique. Perform a mix of originals written over our 9 year band history with some choice covers spread throughout. We customize each show taking location, time, and crowd into consideration for the best possible experience. We often throw “stage antics” in as well for good measure!

75% originals and 25% covers although exceptions can be made.
Here is a list of some of the covers we play:

1. Been in Love to Long - Bonnie Raitt
2. Blue Sky,Whipping Post - Allman Brothers
3. Boogie on Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
4. Cassidy - Grateful Dead
5. Dear Prudence - The Beatles
6. Untouchable Face - Ani Difranco
7. Fire - Jimi Hendrix
8. Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
9. Teen Town - Jaco Pastorius
10. Guitar Wants To Kill Your Momma - Frank Zappa
11. Have You Heard - Pat Metheny Group
12. Souls Shakedown Party - Bob Marley
13. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
14. Light Up or Leave Me Alone - Traf