Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandFolkRock

Jamestown Revival is a harmony-driven, 2-man rock with a southern slant. Consisting of childhood friends that have been through the ringer together. Having just recorded a full length album in the mountains of Utah and spent the year touring together, they've got more than a few stories to tell.

Biography

At the heart of Jamestown Revival is a friendship that spans over a decade.

Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance grew up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia. From a young age, they shared a love for music as well as the outdoors. About an hour north of Magnolia TX, there was some old family land with a dilapidated ranch house where they spent the better part of their adolescence.

At one point or another, music from Creedence Clearwater and The Everly Brothers, to fellow Texans Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, and Stevie Ray Vaughan found it’s way through an old pair of speakers that sat on the back porch. The pair spent the day exploring that thousand-acre plot of land, and when the sun when down they took to the records of the songwriters and bands that inspired them. At the age of 22, they moved to Austin and began to craft a sound of their own. Deeply rooted in harmony, they merged the sounds of the South with classic American, and Western rock.

Looking for adventure, as well as a change of pace, they eventually made the decision to head west and make the move to Los Angeles, CA.

Throughout the course of the next 12 months, they wrote what will be Jamestown Revival’s first full-length album. It’s heavily autobiographical, telling the stories of their adventures, their discomforts, and their observations. In order to capture the spirit of the music, the two found a log cabin high within the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. The pair, along with their band and engineer, set out to convert it in to a temporary recording studio. With wild moose right outside the window, and aspen leaves spinning in the wind, they tracked 14 songs. Performed live, with no headphones, and entirely to tape, the process captured the moments in the room.

Now back L.A., the duo are planning to release their music and gear up for life back out on the road. These days, they’re exploring far more than just a thousand acres…

Lyrics

Cast Iron Soul

Written By: Jonathan Clay , Zach Chance

Lately, I've been low
Things been moving slow
Could not tell you why
Maybe too much paradise

Something came calling
and I knew this time I had to go

Three months down the road
Wound up in the land of gold
Headstrong, with an open mind
And a wanderers alibi

Heading towards the canyon
I abandoned everything I owned

California
I don't even know you
And you've taken me away from home
Old Magnolia
I'll never get over you
Feeling running straight to my bones

Someday I'll be coming home
Yeah someday I'll be coming home
With a cast iron soul

Winding mountain road
Where the sun shines and the air is cold
Another tired town
Where the old folks hang around

They look me in the eye
And try to pass me down what they know

California
I don't even know you
And you've taken me away from home
Old Magnolia
I'll never get over you
Feeling running straight to my bones

Someday I'll be coming home
Yeah someday I'll be coming home
With a cast iron soul

I can see the water
I can taste the sea
Keep on moving farther
From where I need to be

(chorus)

Farewell

Written By: Jonathan Clay, Zach Chance

I'm feeling ornery
With and empty gun
Dont blame it on me
I can't turn and run

Some people tell me
That they love me
But they don't care

Take me down to the green grass water
Way down south where the sun gets hotter than hell
I can tell
I'll be alright just as long as I can get there
In good time you can bet that I'll be doing well
This is my farewell

Who I want to be
And who I am
They can tend to disagree
Never understand

I'll figure out
Where I'm going
When I get there

Take me down to the green grass water
Way down south where the sun gets hotter than hell
I can tell
I'll be alright just as long as I can get there
In good time you can bet that I'll be doing well
This is my farewell

Discography

Feb 15th 2011 - 'The Knives & Pipes EP'
Oct 15th 2013 - 'The California EP'

JANUARY 2014 - UTAH (full length album)