Through the mist and the fog, beyond her golden shores, forged in the heart of the Redwood Mountains, 'Sweet Northern California' is born. There is a magic in the air that inspires the faithful to live their dreams and follow their hearts. It is here that we find the high vibration rock 'n' roll of JeConte. The distant thunder that is fast approaching is the storm that rises from within, the train that will not stop.
Take your seat - the JeConte train is stopping for no one...
Individually, each tune carries a unique musical experience, representing a moment in life, a seat on the train, with greater meaning...Taken together, 'Sweet Northern California' is an inventive, electrifying compilation of magnetic tunes sure to inspire and certain to bring your groove on and keep it going...Enjoy the ride!
The Album features Mattey Cohen on Vocals and Guitar, Lex Razon on Drums, Mike Sugar on Bass and JeConte on Vocals, Harmonica and Guitar. All tunes are written by JeConte and Mattey Cohen except for 'Macaroon' (JeConte & Chris Haugen) 'Run to the Sea' (JeConte & Mike Sugar) & 'Sweet Negrita' (JeConte). Special guests include: Steve Adams(ALO), Robin Coomer(Loop!Station), Chris Haugen(New Fangled Wasteland), Glenn Hartman(Klezmer Allstars), Wally Ingram(Sheryl Crow), Sean Leahy(Boomshanka)& Alan Williams(Manicato).
Inspirational Northern California Rock 'n' Roll at its best. JeConte brings an energy level and performance that gets the crowd rocking and keeps it rocking. This energy, combined with a deep soulful New Orleans Blues, Jazz & Funk influence, along with JeConte's non-stop lightening harmonica chops, makes this high energy music experience what live Rock, Blues, and Funk music is all about.
Throughout the years singer, songwriter, and harmonica player JeConte has played in multiple projects and with multiple bands throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The current band features Mattey Cohen, Mike Sugar, Lex Razon & JeConte. In addition Chris Haugen, Glenn Hartman & Alan Williams help to round out this eclectic wheel of performers, perfecting a sound that is sure to keep em on their feet.
JeConte has been singing and playing harmonica all of his adult Life, his style is his own and features his soulful, bluesy vocals and a Texas Blues/Jazz/Funk Harmonica style that is one of a kind. He plays his harmonica's through a vintage 1940's Vega Amp and multiple customized and modified microphones: a custom turner, and a modified JT30.
Over the years JeConte has played with a number of musicians throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, New Orleans, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Europe, Latin America, South America & The Middle East. He has been a member of many projects including, THIC, The Push (www.pushsf.com ) and Citronica Muse and more.
The new album 'Sweet Northern California' is out and available for your listening pleasure. The Album features Mattey Cohen on Vocals and Guitar, Lex Razon on Drums, Mike Sugar on Bass and JeConte on Vocals, Harmonica and Guitar. All tunes are written by JeConte and Mattey Cohen except for 'Macaroon' (JeConte & Chris Haugen) and 'Run to the Sea'(JeConte & Mike Sugar). Special guests include: Steve Adams(ALO), Robin Coomer(Loop!Station), Chris Haugen(New Fangled Wasteland), Glenn Hartman(Klezmer Allstars), Wally Ingram(Sheryl Crow), Sean Leahy(Boomshanka)& Alan Williams(Manicato).
JeConte has shared the stage with:
Tab Benoit, Stevie Black, Jackson Browne, Les Calypool, Brett Dennen, Carl Dufrene, Kervyn Cole, Cecil 'P-Nut' Daniels, CR Gruver, Eenor, Dale Fanning, Tom Freund, Fuzz, Glenn Hartman, Chris Haugen, Vince Herman, Wally Ingraham, Kirk Joseph, Michael Lamacchia, The Leroi Brothers, Arne Livingston, Eric Lindell, David Lindley, Jessica Lurie, Papa Mali, Bill McKay, Tommy Miller, Eric McFadden, Mike Myers, Anders Osborne, Mighty Dave Pelliccaro, Radio, Lex razon, Christopher Robin, Pete Sears, Ron Kat Spearman, John 'Stuball' Syewart, Derek Trucks, Rob Wasserman, Bob Weir, Andy Widman, Mitch Woods, and many many more...
ALO, Alphabet Soup, Anders Osborne, The Axis Bothers, Tab Benoit, Black Dog, Christopher Robin Band, Les Claypool, John Cleary, Carl Dufrene, Deep Banana Blackout, Jazz Mafia Trio, Dave Gleason's Wasted Days, Living Daylights, Leftover Salmon, Jerry Hannan, Mother Hips, NewMastersounds, Outformation, Papa Mali, Poor Man's Whiskey, Raw Deluxe, Freddie Roulette, Pete Sears, Ron Kat Spearman, Tea Leaf Green, Derek Trucks, Transcendental Hayride, Wild Magnolias, World Anthem Band, Vinyl, and many many more...