Hogjaw

Hogjaw

 Peoria, Arizona, USA
BandRockAmericana

Paul Chamberlain @ ARFM- Radio station in England, UK - SAYS ~ Hand on heart, Hogjaw is THE Southern Rock band of the first decade of the Millennium. Back to basics, no frills the like of which we haven't seen since the early days of Blackfoot & Doc Holliday.

Biography

The roller coaster ride that is being in a successful rock and roll band never ends. Hogjaw is about to take its fourth ride with its upcoming release, "IF IT AIN’T BROKE..." which will be released this summer June 18th, 2013. Expect the album to be just that - short for, "if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it", which is the philosophy members JB Jones (Guitar/vox), Elvis D (Bass), Kreg (Lead Guitar) and Kwall (Drums/Vox) have taken on. Don’t try to change who you are!!! And expect the unexpected...

Like what was said of the first record, "Like a four-wheel drive, Hogjaw have gone off-road into the music industry, and taken it head-on, brandishing their own trail of rock & roll." Well, they have remained on the same road that’s now more traveled en-route. This road can take many twists and turns, of course, but it also leads to some beautiful scenery and places that so many other artists do not understand how to arrive at because of the molding by the music industry that keeps so many on the same old trail.

Hogjaw have released three studio records since 2008: "Devil in the Details," "Ironwood" (2010), and "Sons of the Western Skies" (2012). This collection of songs is what defines the band, period. About to embark on a fourth release with (engineer/producer) Byron Filson at Villain Recording, it is strongly believed no fan will be disappointed! "IF IT AIN’T BROKE" will feature songs like; "One More Little One", "Built my Prize", "Cold Dead Fingers", "Shiny Brass", and these are just a few of the tracks from this Southwestern band’s next offering.

The live performances, which are another big factor in how bands shape themselves, are something that Hogjaw definitely prides themselves in. They have found themselves not only touring through North America, but even abroad in Europe & Scandinavia. In 2011 Hogjaw joined forces with booking agency Teenage head Music, enabling them to perform for fans in places they never dreamt they’d visit. Now, the 3rd European tour is booked and a 2nd tour of North America is coming together!

ITunes, CDBABY, & Southern Records.DE (for vinyl) are a few places you can find Hogjaw’s music. They have had songs used in TV shows like "Army Wives" (Lifetime network),"3 Gun Nation" (versus network), and four wheeling video by "Yankee Truck Night." The band has released five videos that were filmed, edited and produced by JB Jones - one of which ("Gitsum"), spawned notoriety as an anthem for the bands Second Amendment views. There is also the possibility of a live video release later on in the year as some good footage was taken in Spain on the 2012 travels.

Far from the end of their journey, these four friends from the same high school are living their dream of writing music together, and performing what they enjoy, just how they like it. What’s next for these Arizona guys? The next plausible step is to just move forward, because "IF IT AIN’T BROKE…," don’t fix it!!

Here’s to more music, travel & fun!

Lyrics

The Fog

Written By: Jonboat Jones

I’ve got myself into a mess
These last few months it seems
The words I said and what I did
Ain’t exactly what I mean

There comes a time when feelings die
And the only thing left is a friend
So we part ways, on our own
Pain drifts as time starts to mend
(Chorus 1)
And I don’t want to lead you around
truth be told I lead myself
I done enough you’re wearin’ the frown
As I put you up high on the shelf

Days go by I realize just what it is we done
You say I try to hide, and turn my tail and run
But that’s not it, you never tried to make your stand
Not even when I stood right there and held your hand
(Chorus 2)
I don’t want to lead you around
You never tried to be yourself
Too many times, you laid down and died
In the end it’s the hand you’ve dealt

Here we are, the fog’s a rolled right in
You say I quit and let you go
That may be true, but I still love you
Why didn’t you step up and show
(Chorus 3)
And I remember yesterday
The thought of us and your smiling face
If the road remained unchanged
Maybe we’d be in a different place

Hells Half Home of Mine

Written By: Hogjaw

Hells half home of mine
JB Jones

(verse 1)
Have you ever walked down
That lonesome dark road
That one that leads right to
Your own front door
I have and lemme tell you
I found another place
Where The devil lives in a bottle
And he'll always let you stay!

(chorus)

Hells half home of mine
Where I spend half my time
In hells half home of mine
Seems home ain't been half as kind!

(verse 2)

Now we heard all this before
Time and time again
Take it in moderation
Eat more chicken
But the work I do
Makes me watch my money
And it gets real hard to not
Stay in that whiskey!

(chorus)

Healthy people give you chickens
The others spread disease
They'll come a time to choose
Whose time it is to please
So when they come a knocking
On that front door
They won't slip in the chicken shit
Wet on the front porch

(chorus)

Everybody's goin fishin

Written By: hogjaw

Everybodys’ goin fishin’
Kwall/Elvis DD/ Jb Jones

Hey I’m goin fishin
It’s the bestest perfect day
Gonna leave it all behind
Cause this rivers where I play
Got my can of beer
Got my can of worms
Got my tackle box filled up
Got a spot where the sun won’t burn

Float on
Float along
The bobber rolls
When waves come

I got my panther martins
I got my rooster tails
And if they aren’t a workin
I’ll just pick out something else
Now life ain’t any harder
If you look at it this way
just go back to the riverside
tell yourself that’s where I’ll stay

Float on
Float along
The bobber rolls
When waves come
Float on
Float along
Life is good
And the waters calm

When you see storm clouds building
And can smell the coming rain
Just keep that bobber steady
You’ve thrown with perfect aim

Float on
Float along
The bobber rolls
When waves come
Float on
Float along
Life is good
And the waters calm

Now everybodys’ fishin
We’re all doing fine
All we gonna worry bout
Is snaggin out fishing line

Float on
Float along
The bobber rolls
When waves come
Float on
Float along
Life is good
And the waters calm

Rollin Thunder

Written By: hogjaw

Rollin Thunder
Kwall/Elvis D D/JB Jones

I’ve rowed the boat now for too many years
that shoreline keeps slippin away
That damn wind will finally cease now
when I hit that bank I’m gonna stay

I Forgot whose face is on a hundred dollar bill
Sure as hell ain’t seen one in a while
All the help went somewhere down the line
Im left alone with this laundry pile

Rollin. Rollin thunder
The storm is on the rise
Rollin. Rollin thunder
Ain’t no shelter they can hide

It won’t be long till we all realize
We have to tend to the sheep
Keep em all well within the Sheppard’s flock
And watch the rest become the meat!

(chorus)

our voice will thunder
Bring rain to wash away the stains
made by those we put trust in
Now steady pouring down the drain

(chorus)

Discography

Cheap Whiskey - EP - 2007
Devil in the Details - CD - 2008
Ironwood - CD - 2010
Ironwood - LP - 2010
Sons of the Western skies - CD - 2012
Sons of the Western skies - LP - 2012
Devil in the Details - LP - 2012
If it Ain't Broke - CD - 2013 - release in June
If it Ain'r Broke - LP - 2013 - release in August

**************** 5 HOGJAW VIDEO"S HERE**************
http://www.hogjawmusic.com/HOGJAW-music.html

Set List

We have 4 records worth of original material and can play up to 3hrs. We do have cover songs but are not a cover band.