Junior League Band

Junior League Band

BandFolkBluegrass

Features fiddle, a banjo and a dobro. But it's not bluegrass. It's more down-home folk, the kind of music you picture friends playing on someone's back porch

Biography

Washington, DC outfit the Junior League Band effortlessly blends pop, rock, blues, and Depression-era country to create a unique, infectious, and classically American sound on their second full length album, Mitchell Williams Fo Govena. The songs range from bluesy Folding Cash (inspired by Leadbelly) to the Muscle Shoals sound of South Carolina Blues to the oldtimey The Station. Although Junior League does hop from style to style, the album never feels uneven or disjointed, thanks to front woman Lissy Rosemonts smooth and soulful vocals and near-constant banjo. Fans of Old Crow Medicine Show and Gillian Welch will dig the bands rootsy sound, while those who listen to Sufjan Stevens may find themselves drawn to the Junior League Bands eccentricity and indie pop sensibilities. However, at barely over thirty minutes, Mitchell Williams Fo Govena is far too short, leaving the average listener, no matter their preferred musical genre, desperate for more. -Julie Lanki

Check out Lissy Rosemont's Solo Project www.lissyrosemont.com

As well, Lissy Rosemont (lead singer and vocalist of Junior League Band) opened for Rosanne Cash solo at The Birchmere, and the Infamous Stringdusters at IOTA. As well, Junior League Band just returned from Chicago where they played the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival with Bela Fleck, Dr. Dog, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and more. Bristol Rhythm and Roots calls the Junior League Band founder and lead vocalist, Lissy Rosemont, "one of the strongest up and coming female vocalist in the Americana scene" The Washington Post features the Junior League Band likening Lissy Rosemont to "Alison Krauss and the Band."

Discography

Mitchell Williams fo' Govena
Oh Dear
Lissy Rosemon'ts Solo EP

Set List

Our typical set list as the Junior League Band are original tunes from our album Mitchell Williams fo' Govena, and Oh Dear, as well as more traditional Covers such as : Whiskey before Breakfast, My Demon is Bigger than yours, Cripple Creek, & Beetles cover: I've got a Feeling. Solo - Lissy plays tunes such as Red is the Rose, Angel Band, and I am weary, along with Original tunes.