Fullerton, California, USA

"TJR combines the great elements of classic Rock n' Roll with sharp and humorous modern observations" --


"TJR combines the great elements of classic Rock n' Roll with sharp and humorous modern observations"

He’s worked with musical icons like Neil Young.

He’s had the distinction of incurring the wrath of Media Giant Fremantle International for using his music to poke fun at the American Idol TV show.

At his live shows, TJR has become as well know for his radical re-workings of popular cover songs, as he has for his own irresistibly catchy original songs. The Vegas Weekly said "TJR Cooks like a Texas barbecue in the middle of July"! Live magazine called TJR. "The new Reverend of Rock’n’Roll"!

TJR mixes his passion for roots and rock music to create his own blend of music that some have labeled as: Neo Classic Rock / Alternative Blues / and Rock Americana, and in concurrence he received the nomination for Best Roots artists in the OC Music Awards.

His albums have received international airplay and strong reviews for both his songwriting and his virtuoso guitar playing. His latest CD "Another Roll Of The Dice" made the opening 2009 Grammy ballot for Album of the Year. Song of the Year (for the humorously titled Jesus Loves You – Everyone Else Thinks You’re and A**hole), and Best Rock Album.

Receiving notices for satirical songs like "Peace Love And Don't Trust MTV" and his mournful remake of the Outkast song "Hey Ya", TJR has found his own musical niche that has crossed over to fans Americana, Blues, Country, and Classic Rock.

As a performer TJR has shown that he can easily move between big shows with a full band to intimate acoustic performances. In either format, TJR mixes passion for roots music with a modern instinct and a Rockin’

From school age kids to Baby Boomers TJR bridges the generation gap with ease, by appealing to fans of all styles of music with creative remakes and dynamic original songs.

TJR: Bringing Rock'n'Roll back to the people