Robert Jon & The Wreck release new album on May 8
Exciting New Studio Album
"Last Light On The Highway"
Released Friday 8th May 2020
AVAILABLE ON CD / VINYL
LTD DELUXE EDITION VINYL (COLOURED) & BUNDLES"
OH MISS CAROLINA" SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO
RELEASED FRiday 27th March
Pre-order from FRiday 27th Marchvia www.robertjonandthewreck.com
"THAT SEXY, HARD-GRINDING BLUES-ROCK WE NEVER GET TIRED OF."
- KROQ Los Angeles
The first single “Oh Miss Carolina” will be released on Friday 27th March and will be accompanied with the following music video.
Robert Jon & The Wreck is comprised of Robert Jon Burrison (lead vocals and guitar), Andrew Espantman (drums and background vocals), Steve Maggiora (keyboards and background vocals), Henry James (lead guitar and background vocals), and Warren Murrel (bass).
Robert Jon & The Wreck will take the album, as well as recording a new live concert double LP on tour in May/June/July 2020.
Robert Jon & The Wreck has been writing songs and releasing albums since the band’s conception in 2011. During this time, this quintet of follicular proficient gentlemen have fine-tuned their sound playing to packed houses across Europe and the United States.
Robert Jon & The Wreck have supported Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, Living Color, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rival Sons, Robert Randolph, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Cadillac Three, Black Stone Cherry, Devon Allman, Billy Sheehan, Sturgill Simpson, and many more.
Music & Lyrics by Robert Jon & The Wreck (Robert Jon Burrison, Andrew Espantman, Steve Maggiora, Henry James, & Warren Murrel
Published By: Robert Jon Music (ASCAP)
Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar: Robert Jon Burrison
Drums, Background Vocals: Andrew Espantman
Keyboards, Background Vocals: Steve Maggiora
Lead Guitar, Background Vocals: Henry James
Bass, Background Vocals: Warren Murrel
Produced by Robert Jon & The Wreck
Co-Produced by Jeff Frickman
Recorded and Mixed by Jeff Frickman at Sonic Groove Studio, Burbank, CA
Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studio, New York, NY
All songs written by Robert Jon & The Wreck
Additional Piano, Guitars and Percussion recorded at M.A.P.S. Studio, Fullerton, CA
Mike Willson, Engineer
B3 Recorded at Zion Studios, Santa Ana, CA
Dallas Kruse, Engineer
Vocals Recorded at Hybrid Studios, Santa Ana, CA
Engineered by Steve Maggiora, Andrew Espantman, and Henry James
Cameron Rae, Assistant
Horn Arrangement for “Work It Out” by 504 Horns, New Orleans, LA
Recorded and Arranged by Jason Parfait
Jason Parfait, Saxophone
Ian Smith, Trumpet
Additional Background Vocals recorded at Apple Street Studios, Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Ben Rogers, Engineer
Vocals by Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae, and Juanita Tippins
Strings for “Last Light on the Highway” recorded at Shuffle Brother Studios, Gallatin, TN
String Arrangement and Performance by Gideon Klein
Engineered by Gabe Klein
Additional Vocals recorded at ASP Recordings, Costa Mesa, CA
Steve Maggiora, Engineer
Additional Percussion by Jeff Frickman at Sonic Groove Studio, Burbank, CA
Album Artwork by Bart Bemus
Album Layout and Design by Steve Maggiora and Andrew Espantman
Last Light On The Highway
Oh Miss Carolina
Track by Track
BY Robert Jon Burrison
'Oh Miss Carolina’ features the camaraderie of the band at its finest. A struggle that everyone can relate to in any relationship; how to set differences aside and move forward. With an amazing chorus and heavy southern rock riffs, this is a song that will live on for generations.
Work It Out
Their first track with a full horn section and soulful background singers, ‘Work It Out’ was written about the band’s personal long-term romantic relationships. It is a strong lesson that in life when you find the right person for you; it takes work to stick together. They learned with the help of a sexy sax solo, when you’ve found that person for you, giving up is never even an entertainable option.
Can’t Stand It
The Eagles inspired ‘Can’t Stand It’ is a song about being in the process of being left or ghosted by a significant other. Weighing the cons and wrangling the emotions you’re left with when someone hangs you out to dry, and expressing your frustration and confusion, even if you don’t have the intent on getting that person back. The guitar harmonies of Henry James and Robert Jon are a highlight of this fun catchy tune.
Tired of Drinking Alone
‘Tired of Drinking Alone’ is an anthem about letting go of the differences that you might have in the present and just taking the time to go grab a drink with someone you love. Grab a beer and listen to Henry play that slide guitar, Cheers!
Do You Remember
‘Do You Remember” serves as a reflection of the old days, looking back on the good times that you had when you were young and dumb and full of dreams. It’s important to take a step back to a time before responsibilities of adulthood take the rose-color out of your glasses.
This Time Around
Sometimes in life you make mistakes and treat people close to you poorly whether you might know it or not. ‘This Time Around’ is about wanting to be a better person for the one you love and letting them know you are working on it.
Don’t Let Me Go
‘Don’t Let Me Go’ starts off with a monster guitar riff by Henry James. This aggressive rocker deals with the fears of being too invested in a relationship. It’s tracks like these that remind you Robert Jon & The Wreck ain’t just a country band. These boys can rock.
One Last Time
‘One Last Time’, is the band’s first attempt and trying to blend the grunge sound of their youth with the 70s rock and roll they grew to love. From beginning to end it’s a journey about taking necessary risks in the present because tomorrow will just be a memory. The big riff at the end of this song and destructive solo are stretching the band’s sound to places it’s never been.
‘Gold’ can come off brash at first listen. A song about the worst thoughts after a bad breakup, this ballad is nothing less than brutally honest. Henry James solo lifts the song to soaring highs while the key change in the final chorus shows you just how high the band’s signature vocal harmonies can be go. Beware of listening with a broken heart.
Last Light on the Highway Pt. 1, and Last Light on the Highway Pt. 2
‘Last Light On The Highway” more of a composition than just a song. The band takes cues from Radiohead to Pink Floyd, Deep Purple to Steely Dan and it shows you just how deep they run. The intro is a beautiful moving piece of music with Acoustic Guitar and mysterious vocals that we don’t usually see from Robert Jon. Pt. 2 takes you on a journey through soaring guitar solos and riffs that move up and down as the song allows. The band always let the song take us where the song seems to go. Lyrically it explores the driving thoughts behind choosing this life that we lead as musicians, always willing to go further and keep chasing the dream. As songwriters and musicians, this song took us on a ride we never thought we could go.
ROBERT JON & THE WRECK 2020 TOUR DATES
Tickets: robertjonandthewreck.com09/05/2020 Herent, Belgium @ Wild in 't Park Festival
10/05/2020 Köln, Germany @ Yard Club
12/05/2020 Paris, France @ Café de la Danse (Support to Walter Trout Band)
13/05/2020 Beaumont-En-Véron, France @ Le Temps Des Crises
15/05/2020 Barcelona, Spain @ Rocksound
16/05/2020 Telde, Gran Canaria, Spain @ Teatre Juan Ramón Jiménez w/Red Beard
17/05/2020 Lanzarote, Spain @ Bodega Vega de Yuco - Testeyna - Sonidos Liquidos Festival
20/05/2020 Estepona, Spain @ Louie Louie w/The Electric Alley
21/05/2020 Valencia, Spain @ Loco Club
22/05/2020 Zaragoza, Spain @ Las Armas
23/05/2020 Madrid, Spain @ El Sol
24/05/2020 Valladolid, Spain @ Porta Caeli
26/05/2020 Vitoria, Spain @ Urban Rock Concept
27/05/2020 Ourense, Spain @ Café Cultural Auriense
28/05/2020 Cangas, Spain @ Salason
29/05/2020 A Coruña, Spain @ Sala Mardi Gras
30/05/2020 Avilés, Spain @ Centro Niemeyer
31/05/2020 Ponferrada, Spain @ El King Kong (lunch show)
31/05/2020 León, Spain @ Babylon (evening show)
01/06/2020 Bilbao, Spain @ Antzokia
02/06/2020 Orléans, France @ Dropkick Bar
03/06/2020 Feurs, France @ Le Chateau Des Roziers
04/06/2020 Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
05/06/2020 Ensisheim, France @ Wood Stock Guitares
06/06/2020 Scherzingen, Switzerland @ Bäckerstübli
07/06/2020 Haiming, Germany @ Gewölbe Bluesclub
08/06/2020 Salzburg, Austria @ Rock House
10/06/2020 Rimsting, Germany @ Blues Club Chiemgau
11/06/2020 Dortmund, Germany @ Piano
12/06/2020 Gent, Belgium @ Crossover
13/06/2020 Isernhagen, Germany @ Blues Garage
16/06/2020 Verviers, Belgium @ Spirit Of 66
17/06/2020 Bremen, Germany @ Meisenfrei
18/06/2020 Menen, Belgium @ CC De Steiger
19/06/2020 Krefeld, Germany @ Kulturrampe
20/06/2020 Luckenwalde, Germany @ Werner-Seelenbinder-Stadion - Open Air
21/06/2020 Zwickau (Lichtentanne), Germany @ St Barbara
24/06/2020 Viechtach, Germany @ Altes Spital - Open Air
25/06/2020 Schwabisch Gmund, Germany @ KKF
26/06/2020 Alkmaar, Netherlands @ Victorie
27/06/2020 Hengelo, Netherlands @ Metropool
28/06/2020 Groesbeek, Netherlands @ Blues Moose
29/06/2020 Frankfurt, Germany @ Nachtleben
30/06/2020 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
12/07/2020 Weert, Netherlands @ Bospop - Open Air
02/09/2020 Wuppertal, Germany @ Bürgerbahnhof
03/09/2020 Eppstein, Germany @ Wunderbar Weite Welt
04/09/2020 Utrecht, Netherlands @ De Helling
05/09/2020 Oss, Netherlands @ De Groene Engel
06/09/2020 Noyers-Auzécourt, France @ Rock 'n Bike
08/09/2020 Norderstedt, Germany @ Music Star
10/09/2020 Hamburg, Germany @ Happy Billiard
11/09/2020 Joldelund, Germany @ Guitar Heroes XXL Festival
12/09/2020 Vollmershain, Germany @ Vollmershain Open Air
13/09/2020 Raismes, France @ Raismesfest