Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: New Album and Spring Tour


Submitted by -Mason Jar Media Tue, 04/09/2013 - 12:02 pm

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra are no strangers to pushing musical genre boundaries. This month, in preview to a new self-titled album to be released this summer, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra takes their unparalleled show on the road with stops throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast before heading up to the Northeast. A full schedule is below. This summer, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra will release a self-titled album of cerebral tunes that further blur the lines of jazz. Each member of the trio contributes a distinctive voice to the ensemble. Wielding steel pans, Jonathan Scales incorporates a contemporary jazz attitude into arrangements that tap into funk, rock, jam, and Latin sensibilities. Drummer/ percussionist Phill Bronson grounds the trio’s compositions with an agile, metronome-like sensitivity that has been praised by Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge, Chris Thile, and Ellie Mannette. And bassist Cody Wright ties it all together by incorporating a hybrid fusion picking style and creating deeper undertones of connection between drums and steel pans. Guest contributors on Jonathan Scales Fourchestra include Grammy winners Victor Wooten and Howard Levy (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones), fiddle virtuoso Casey Driessen, and members of the Michael Bublé Band. For more information on Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, visit: http://www.jonscales.comJonathan Scales Fourchestra Spring Tour Dates:April 18 - Knoxville, TN - Preservation Pub +April 19 - Knoxville, TN - My PlaceApril 20 - Clemson, SC - WSBF Spring Music and Art FestivalApril 21 - Birmingham, AL - The NickApril 22 - Seabrook, TX - Coffee OasisApril 23 - Dallas, TX - Opening BellApril 25 - New Orleans, LA - Howlin’ WolfApril 26 - Starkville, MS - Dave’s Dark Horse TavernApril 27 - Asheville, NC - All Go West FestivalApril 28 - Bryson City, NC - Nantahala Outdoor CenterMay 1 - Nashville, TN - The BasementMay 4 - Abingdon, VA - Wolf Hills Brewing CompanyMay 11 - Virginia Beach, VA - PANorama Caribbean Music FestivalMay 22 - Boothbay Harbour, ME - Boothbay Harbour Opera HouseMay 24 - New York, NY - Subculture+ Opening for The Fritz