JT & The Clouds
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JT & The Clouds


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The best kept secret in music


"Clint Weathers, Freight Train Boogie"

"The lyrics will catch your ear on the first track and not let go until long after the last track is over... You'll wish this CD were longer and wish they were playing near you. The Clouds are that good. This goes on my best of 2004 list." - Clint Weathers, Freight Train Boogie

"The Be Good Tanyas"

“JT is…a great, young, songwriting phenomenon carrying on the folk and soul tradition.” - Frazey Ford, The Be Good Tanyas

"Beth Bachtold, Posthoc, San Francisco"

“JT weaves familiar and unforgettable stories of love and heartbreak – trading wisdom-fused verses and heart-aching harmonies…” - Beth Bachtold, Posthoc, San Francisco

"David Yonke, the Toledo Blade"

“A distinctive blend of melodic folk, Americana and Alternative Country that somehow manages to sound both vintage and modern at the same time.” - David Yonke, the Toledo Blade

"MP, Americana-UK"

“The trick that JT and the Clouds pull off is putting the soul into the white roots sound, and being as talented at both sides of the equation.” - MP, Americana-UK

"Rod Lockwood, Knoxville News Sentinel"

"Delilah" is a celebration of song craft, each tune a finely toned exercise in melodic precision." - Rod Lockwood, Knoxville News Sentinel

"Twila Oxley Price, Current Magazine"

"The band's tight musicianship makes every tune
precise and muscled." - Current Magazine, Ann Arbor

"Santa Monica Mirror"

“When ‘Dust to Dust Blues’ started blasting from my CD player, my head spun around so fast I might still need to see a chiropractor. It’s folky roots rock with soul.” - Santa Monica Mirror

"Roots Highway - Italy"

“‘Delilah’ is what we call true Americana, because it’s a perfect blend of American music, Southern country feelings and Memphis soul ballads. JT & The Clouds, don’t forget them.” - Roots Highway - Italy

"Time Out - New York"

"JT and the Clouds play soulful, country-tinged bar rock with surprising range. Frontman Jeremy Lindsay leads his Clouds skillfully from the doghouse to the roadhouse on the band's Delilah." - Time Out - New York


"Delilah" - 2004 (Dishrag Records)
"the city's hot yeah the city's hot" - projected Spring, 2007


Feeling a bit camera shy


JT and the Clouds think of the music they play as soul music, although their definition of "soul" might be a little broader than most music programmers'. If you asked one of them for a good example of a great soul band, you'd be as likely to hear the Stanley Brothers mentioned as you would the Talking Heads, the Band or the Family Stone.

The Clouds have been influenced by a number of musical genres, so it's tempting to start using hyphens when describing their sound. What the Clouds have in common with the bands mentioned above, however, is that ability to take those disparate influences and imprint their own distinct personality on them, where eventually something new, or newish is created.

After releasing their first album, Delilah, in 2002, the Clouds did a good deal of traveling, making friends throughout the country, and into Canada. Delilah was met with a good deal of critical raves, and a growing fan-base in Chicago. Clint Mathis of the west-coast alt-country/roots rag "freight train boogie" called the Clouds "simply one of the best bands to ever emerge from the Americana scene," and the record received favorable reviews and airtime from numerous magazines and radio stations across the country (and in the UK and Canada. See www.jtandtheclouds.com for all press information.)

The touring took time away from recording, however, so the Clouds slowed their playing down to finish their second record. After a long year in the lab, the Clouds are now set to release their independently-produced second disc "the city's hot yeah the city's hot." Recorded at Studio Chicago with Zach Goheen (know for his work with Indy bands Office and My Were They) behind the board, "the city's hot..." is a pressure-cooker of a record, a suite of simultaneous love and hate odes to the city. Haunted harmonies, strange dissonances, soul-shout call and response, hard city beats with faint mountain echoes...they all find their way on to the record, and manage to make perfect sense together.

Beyond anything else - this is a record for Chicago. Targeted for release in early Spring 2007, the Clouds are ready to re-load and take that Chicago sound out to their fans across the country.