The Jamie McLean Band is excited to announce the downloadable release of Completely (available now). Following in the footsteps of maverick recording artists Radiohead, the Jamie McLean Band will release their latest album as pay what you want for the month leading up to the physical release on April 13.
Completely highlights the band's deep seated roots in Americana, rock and soul all the while showcasing McLean's powerful vocals, burning guitar work and introspective lyrics. The melodies soar across each track, binding together this emblematic album.
Frontman Jamie McLean has logged thousands of miles since his musical coming of age. As guitarist for the New Orleans jazz institution Dirty Dozen Brass Band he has performed everywhere from Madison Square Garden to Japan's Fuji Rock and alongside musical icons such as Elvis Costello, Blues Traveler, and Dave Matthews among others.
After years with the Dirty Dozen, Jamie made the decision to part ways in order to give himself fully to his namesake project. Their latest release Completely is rife with swagger, laced with country twang and flooded with lofty rock guitar solos- all of which showcase what can be accomplished musically with a driving rock band and a frontman who's got more than one trick up his sleeve. The sweeping opener "Diamond Plate" sets the driving, dynamic tone and caresses the ear with the dulcet stretch of harmonies. "Peace and Glory" layers soaring guitar with raw pounding drums entwined in lyrics that scream with unbridled hope while "Brother" exemplifies McLean's rock sensibility in an anthem that highlights his mastery of the fret board all the while serenading us with the seemingly innate crescendos of his vocals.
To buy the record or get more details point your browser to http://jamiemcleanband.bandcamp.com/
Don't Miss Your Chance To See The Jamie McLean Band Live This Spring & Summer:
3/14 New York, NY @ BB Kings (Allman Brothers "Big House" Benefit Concert)
3/26 Peekskill, NY @ Paramount Center for the Arts
3/27 Manchester, CT @ Main Pub
3/30 Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
4/13 New York, NY @ Canal Room
4/14 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
4/15 Charlottesville, VA @ Southern Café & Music Hall
4/16 North Bethesda, MD @ Mansion at The Strathmore
4/17 Charlotte, NC @ Double Door
4/18 Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater 420 Festival
4/30 Roanoke, VA @ Martin's Downtown
5/5 Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
5/14 Newmarket, NH @ Stone Church
5/30 Sterling, NY @ Sterling Stage Folk Festival
6/6 Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festiva
6/18 Arlington, TX @ Levitt Pavilion
8/5 Beausejour, MB Canada @ Great Woods Music Festival
9/12 Atlanta, GA @ Unplugged in the Park