Jsan & the Analogue Sons
Jsan & the Analogue Sons I-town Records Front man rebel charm and forthright Tuff Soul make Jsan and the Analogue Sons a life-force that evokes the integrity of Bob Marley and the romance of Marvin Gaye. With Jsan and the Analogue Sons we are united, reminded of struggle, inspired to seek resolution and yet left content... feeling sexy. ...Soul-Rock-Reggae... Long time favorites in the highly active original music scene of Ithaca, NY, the members of Jsan and the Analogue Sons have been making heads nod and bodies groove for over a decade. Imagine the Lover's Rock stylings of reggae legend Gregory Isaacs, the socially conscious world/rock of Michael Franti & Spearhead, the energy of Jurassic5, and the funky pop sensibilities of the Black Eyed Peas and you may begin to understand the sonic realms that Jsan and the Analogue Sons will take you to. With the release of their extraordinary self titled debut album on Ithaca's I-Town Records, Ithaca's roots-soul warriors will soon be sharing their music with the world. Jsan's incredibly powerful vocals are reminiscent of the great soul singers of any era... deftly moving from love songs dripping with emotion to fiery protest songs that send fists pumping and spines tingling... Jsan sings with real sincerity and universal love. Energy explodes from the burning brass section led by saxophonist Lee Hamilton, who has gained critical acclaim as former lead horn and horn arranger for John Brown's Body. Hamilton's sax and Alejandro Bernard's trumpet permeate each song. On the organ and keys is Michael Stark... doing double duty and giving the group a nuanced, resonant bass line courtesy of his Hammond B-3. Matthew Saccuccimorano's precise drumming brings the rhythm to another level... surely part man/part machine, Saccuccimorano plays live beats originally created on drum machines with ease. The Music is a genre bending blend of reggae, rock, and classic 70's soul, strongly influenced by hip hop and funk. Innovative modern sounds with a decidedly urban flavor that will at times make the dance floor tremble, and then make it sway... This is... Tuff Soul for the 21st Century! '...Jsan music is next...the next ishhh' - Q-tip/A Tribe Called Quest 'this is nu-soul...' - Bill Brown/Sony Publishing '...with a voice reminiscent of Bill Withers, Jsan drips soul with virtually every note he sings.' - Jim Catalano/Ithaca Journa.