The J. Blackwell Band
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The J. Blackwell Band


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Like A Place I Haven't Seen- released July 2007
Various Radio Play Nationwide



J. Blackwell (BIO)

Country/Folk Artist J. Blackwell grew up within the scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Gordonsville, Virginia. As a child growing up, he was surrounded by music and fondly remembers spending his Sundays on the front porch of his Grandparents cabin with his family where he would watch his Grandmother as she played the tub bass, washboard, guitar, or fiddle among a myriad of other instruments that she played by ear. With his mother, his uncles, cousins and other relatives joining in on these Sunday gatherings, it became inevitable that a passion and love for music became the very core of J.’s heart. Shaped by a family’s love and gift for music, J.’s dreams of a life in music quickly grew into reality.
Eventually joining the family band started in the early 1900s by his great grandparents who were called upon to play “house dances”, J. played intermittently for several years and then joined the band, then called County Line, full-time alongside his Uncle Chuck in 1998. Following in the tradition of his family and in the footsteps of his Uncle Chuck, he took over the band playing at local VFW Halls, Elk’s Lodges, bars, fairs, and festivals. It was his Uncle Chuck that really fostered J.’s creativity, mentoring J. in the music business and encouraging him to pursue his dream of becoming a country artist. Since his Uncle Chuck’s passing, he has remained one of J.’s most dominant inspirations.
As a solo artist, J. has gone on to open for artists such as Buddy Jewel at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA and most recently, Merle Haggard in Front Royal, VA. With the release of his debut cd "Like A Place I Haven't Seen" , J. looks to hit the road to promote the album, and reach out to his fans.
It has been a lifetime of being surrounded by a love for music and J.’s unique approach and outlook on life that has sparked J.’s musical style of country, which is an exceptional blend of bluegrass, folk, country, and rock, and can only be labeled as the sound of J. Blackwell. To J., the journey is more important than the destination. Full of compassion and a longing to connect with fans, he reaches into the depths of his essence and brings to life an undeniable passion for music.