J.Tex is Denmark's strongest interpreter of hillbilly country blues. "J-Tex & The Volunteers" dig very deep in the American musical tradition and create something extremely interesting, not exactly something I'd listen to everyday, but today did this suited quite splendid. A really good band with rhythm and rock steady roots music, high dirty power and huge hillbilly swing all with a twist. These nomads enjoy a nice whisky, coffee, smoke, conversation and Improvising on their instruments while playing home crafted songs.
Singer/Songwriter J.Tex was born in Detroit, Michigan growing up in Denmark. Playing instruments from the age of 6. Playing for a living on the roads of Europe, mainly in Italy and France in the early 90´ties. The inspiration is clearly from the great vide open, “Dustville”America, but don’t get it wrong J.Tex is truly an urban cowboy and at the age of 20 he went back to the States to search for his musical roots. J. Tex started out his journey in Nashville, Tennessee with a guitar in one hand, and a paintbrush in the other, he traveled all over the South. After a few months of doing odd jobs, he found himself on a long journey through the back roads of the South. He had a great companion and mentor in the fire-burning carnival painter and artist “the one legged man” John Heiner. This trip was a lifetime experience for J.Tex learning the trade of art, and living the wild life on the road. When traveling long hours up and down interstate highway 75, he always found the time for writing songs when jamming with old-timers, and everyday Americans.
Todays tune "Look Up, Look Down" is taken from his last album "House On The Hill". The video is pretty bare, compared to the original when the whole band is in and play. “House on the Hill” is made of six home crafted songs written by J-Tex, as well as interpretations of Johnny Cash, Steve Earle and “Little feat.” Enjoy!
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Listen to "J-Tex & The Volunteers- Look Up, Look Down" on Spotify here!