JR & the Roadkill Choir

JR & the Roadkill Choir

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Original country-flavored humor music. Mostly PG. Songs like "I'm Drinkin' You Beautiful", "You're Too Ugly to Be Cheatin' on Me." & "I Can't Get Over You (Since You've Been Under Him)" keep audiences laughing. JR is as much of a storyteller as he is a songwriter. Fun & Funny. Gotta hear these guys!

Biography

JR came to Nashville in 2003 with a head full of voices and a notebook full of songs. It became apparent that the best way to get his songs out there was to form a band, and the "Roadkill Choir" was born. According to JR: "We aim to exceed your lowest expectations....and sometimes we succeed!" When you hear their love ballads "You're Too Ugly to be Cheatin on Me" and "I'm Drinkin You Beautiful" it doesn't take long to figure out that this is no ordinary country band. Recognized for their hilarious perspective on everyday situations (and some peculiar ones as well), this unpretentious band is both irreverent and mostly family-friendly. But, of course, I guess that depends on your family! JR says, "I think today's county is missing out on the humor that artists like Jerry Reed, CW McCall, and even Jim Croce recorded years ago." Still, he is glad that humor is getting some air time on country radio as evidenced by a string of hits by Brad Paisley. JR & the RKC have appeared at venues such as the legendary Ryman Auditorium, The Bluebird Cafe, The Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, the Von Braun Center, and various corporate events and parties. They have had the privilege of opening up for Ray Price, Bobby Bare, Bryan White, Daryle Singletary, Catherine Britt, Steve Azar, and Linda Davis. JR & the RKC won the first annual WSM 650 AM "Tootsies to the Ryman" Battle of the Bands competition held in Nashville. They were selected as one 16 finalists from a pool of over 1,000 entries. They emerged victorious and had the honor of opening for Ray Price at the Mother Home of Country Music--the Ryman Auditorium. You can find more info on JR at www.jrsongs.com .

Discography

JR & the RKC has released two CDs : "Old Family Recipe" and "Bring a Shovel" including popular downloads: "I'm Drinkin' You Beautiful" and "You're Too Ugly to be Cheatin' on Me". "No Man Was Ever Shot (Washin' the Dirty Dishes)" was released to radio as well. JR's songs have been picked up on radio shows in the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, and Australia.

Set List

A 45 minute set might include: Redneck with the White Collar Blues, You're Too Ugly to be Cheatin' on Me, 12 Steps, Shut Up and Fish, Kissin' a Bullfrog, That's Why Sometimes Daddies Need to Drink, Thinkin' of You, Talkin' to the Dawg, and I'm Drinkin' You Beautiful. JR doesn't typically play covers unless they are requested.