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The Bogart Jones Band

The Bogart Jones Band is a.....Rock & Soul, Blues Country Funk Band from Central Illinois.
Hard to pigeon hole,...but easy to love!! The Bogart Jones Band creates handcrafted, no boundaries, stories and music with adrenaline pumping live performance. A family of brothers from different mothers with diverse musical backgrounds, making "New Music with an Old Soul”.
2016 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the band!! One thing is for sure... the band just released an album, "14th & Willow” they are VERY proud of! The Band started the year.... opening up for Legendary Southern Rockers, 38 Special, won the “Road to Summer Camp” competition earning a main stage performance at Summer Camp 2016, performed at Tailgates N Tallboys festival with headliners Willie Nelson and Kid Rock. Recently completed an eight day stretch in August at The Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, where they opened for legendary Southern Rockers "Molly Hatchet" and Vince Neil of "Motley Crew" fame, during the 76th Anniversary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Races! Upon return the band opened for Los Lobos, Whiskey Meyers and opened for The Legendary "Blues Traveler on September 30th!
Wes Simmons leads the group with his truthful, from the heart songwriting along with guitarist, producer, engineer Ryan Rose and Drummer Tim Fiers, Keyboardist Curt Caudill, Ty Bailey on Percussion and Don Mabus on Guitar.
Album: 14th & Willow (2016)
From Review by Twangrila :Reviewed by Harry Kaplan.
Immediately, the great production work and harmonies on 14th & Willow caught my attention. These guys are heavy weights. It is easy to hear that they have more talent than most and it really shows up in their music. These guys are from Central Illinois but listening to their music, you might think they were from somewhere deep in the bayou.
They definitely have some jam band in them, but they are way more than that.
These guys can twang it up with the best of them. Just listen to My Angel, The Devil, And Me. That is pure country heaven with a cornucopia of twang and plenty of honky tonk. This was a first-listen winner and did not require any time to “grow on me”. They know how to change tempos perfectly to add to the emotion to this tune. I want to yell “yeehaaa” at the top of my lungs. It makes me wanna get rowdy. Another stand out is I Need Some Money which is tinged with Allman Brothers and Little Feat influences. It is a bluesy, boogie woogie number that had a lot of potential. Also, has very nice Hammond Organ fills that add texture to this tune.
Shuffle On is a southern rock tune with a double guitar attack that sounds utterly sublime. The construct of this song is absolutely flawless, a clear indication that these guy know exactly what they are doing when it comes to recording. Miserable is another song that is steeped in southern rock style and tradition and could easily become an anthem. I can’t stop playing or singing this one. There are another eight songs that could have easily made this review, but that would mean every song would be included.
I need to show a little restraint and discipline.

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# (PST) Name length Rating
1 9:00 Hello the Highway 03:09 4
2 9:03 Get Back There 04:53 4
3 9:08 Slightly Burnt 05:14 4
4 9:13 Shuffle On 05:34 4
5 9:19 Willow 03:44 4
6 9:22 Miserable 05:02 4
7 9:28 Breathe 04:25 4
8 9:32 The Book 04:04 4
9 9:36 Unstoned 03:57 4
10 9:40 The Real World 02:48 4
11 9:43 Need Some Money 05:36 4
12 9:49 My Angel the Devil and Me 04:34 4