Featured in the book 'Jam Bands: North America's Hottest Live Groups', Post Junction brings together funk, jazz, soul, and rock with an emphasis on improvisation. Influences include George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone, Jerry Garcia Band, Frank Zappa, and Miles Davis. The lineup is: Camille-vocals and percussion, Jon Fadem-guitar and vocals, Peter Fritz-bass. The band characterizes its music as "earthy funk for your mind and body."
2006 saw Post Junction jamming with funk legends George Clinton and Bernie Worrell, inspiring the band to reach for new levels of the funk. 2007 & 2008 saw Jon Fadem sitting in with George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Steve Kimock, George Porter, Jr. of The Meters, Robert Walter of The Greyboy Allstars, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. In 2009, he sat in with George Clinton and the 420 Funk Mob and Devon Allman's Honeytribe. Over the past few years, the band's following has continued to grow, and their original repertoire has expanded dramatically. In 2006, they won Lehigh University's Battle of the Bands, and they were nominated for Lehigh Valley Music Awards every year from 2007-2010, including best original band, best jam band, most entertaining band, best female vocalist, best guitarist, and best drummer. The band has performed numerous gigs with the legendary Parliament/Funkadelic keyboardist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Bernie Worrell.
----- GET INTO THE ACT Two months ago, Post Junction was just another jam-happy jazz-funk trio. But then on the last day of February, singer (and recent New York City transplant) Camille Armstrong, a member of the Broadway cast of "Stomp!" made her first appearance with guitarist Jon Fadem, a neurobiology student at Lehigh University, bassist Peter Fritz, and drummer John Morgan Kimock. Suddenly the band had an animated, soulful presence to go with its musical chops. Then, on March 9, funkmaster supreme George Clinton found his way to Bethlehem's Wildflower Cafe after a gig at Allentown's Crocodile Rock Cafe and joined Post Junction on stage. They jammed until the sun was shining brightly the next morning, and, according to Fadem, before leaving, Clinton gave the Bethlehem band his blessing to play P-Funk grooves forever. For sure, the musical chemistry of the performers produces enough heat to ignite spontaneous dance behavior all the way to the back of any club where Post Junction is playing. But Post Junction does not live on Parliament/Funkadelic material alone. This red-hot quartet's repertoire includes hits from Sly and the Family Stone and James Brown as well as dance tunes from the '70s dressed in brand-new suits and allowed to boogie down in the new millennium. Post Junction also sprinkles in originals such as "The Lesson," "That Day," and "Vibe." If you gotta have the funk, Post Junction is the place to get it. --The Morning Call, April 27, 2006
PROFILE: POST JUNCTION Post Junction likes to groove, and if you're into funk and jams, you'll be groovin' with them. You never know where one of their improvisations is going to go; often the band is surprised too. This jam band has met a good deal of success both locally in the Lehigh Valley and nationally through the jam band network and through shout outs from Relix Magazine. Relix said they believe this band may meet more success than other jam bands because their music is more focused. Their jams aren't the hour-long, I-forgot-what-song-I-was-listening-to wanderings of some of the other bands in the genre. A typical Post Junction show may include tunes like Parliament Funkadelic's "Standing on the Verge of Getting it on" or their "Mothership Connection" and Sly and the Family Stone's "Sing a Simple Song." However, don't you dare think for a moment that these are boring, heard-it-all-before covers. The band uses these songs as inspiration for their brilliant improvisations. Visit the band's MySpace page to get more familiar with some of their tunes and to find out where to catch them playing next. Post Junction's lineup: Jon Fadem on guitar and vocals, Camille on percussion and vocals, Peter Fritz on bass, John Kimock on drums. --Colette Cope, PennLive.com, March 01, 2007
FRESH AND FUNKY Post Junction melts jazz, rock, funk and a propensity for wild improv jams into a lively experience. Citing Parliament/Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone, and Jerry Garcia as influences, Post Junction has become a welcome Valley mainstay. Go feel funky. --Merge, and edition of The Morning Call, March 28, 2007
"Post Junction is a promising funk/groove band... has a musically smart sound that veers on the more rock side of jazz/funk/groove fusions. It also boasts...more focused songs for this genre, which could give it an edge. A prime example is "Time For Some Answers" with its rhythmic undertow and funky lead guitar work. Other highlights are the alluring instrumental grooves of "Vibe," which aptly lives up to its title and the soulful tones of "Stare Into the Hole." --Mick Skidmore, Relix Magazine