The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Carl Jung
Assuming Jung is right, the same logic would dictate that the meeting of five personalities would create an equal reaction, five-fold in its power to change.
Such a meeting has taken place. In the nooks and crannies of their disparate lives, five boys from Texas found each other. Accident, inevitability, chance, fate no one will ever be able to explain whatever it is that draws the colors of a rainbow together into one stream of pure white light.
Green River Ordinance was born from this light. Brothers Geoff and Jamey Ice, Josh Jenkins, Joshua Wilkerson and Denton Hunker joined their lives together into one singular dream. The dream of creating music. While most kids their age were worrying about entering high school, they were writing and performing their own music. They recorded their first EP in a basement while still in High School, a CD that sold out its first pressing in just a few months. They've packed houses across Texas, and have opened for the likes of BON JOVI, Collective Soul, The Click 5, Blue October, Bowling for Soup, Flickerstick, Simple Plan, Mutemath, Matt Wertz and many other bands already established in the music world. They were voted in the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards for Best New Band of 2003 and the Best Live Band in 2004. MTV chose GRO as one of the top 20 college age bands in the country of 2006.
Still not old enough to be customers in the bars they sometimes play, the band is anything but green. They have lived the life, and on stage or in the studio, this fact is obvious. Smooth, polished and professional, their musicianship and stage presence belies their youth. They look like what they are: rock stars. But that's where the similarity ends. You won't find these young men bashing their way through hotel room walls or overdosing on the latest chemical craze on a tour bus.
With their full length debut, The Beauty of Letting Go -2005, they are looking to show the rest of the music world what they have to offer. In just a few months with their new cd in hand GRO has already sold several thousand copies of their independent album, as they have toured the southwest. GRO is not like other bands on the way to the top. Negativity isn't their thing. Positive in the face of all the adversity rock and roll can throw at them, the joy they have with each other, and with their music, shines in their faces. They walk their own walk, and they walk it proudly. They are making their own rules, taking their own place in time, making their own mark on the world. And they are loving every minute of it.