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On Friday, the Chicago band, JT and the Clouds will entertain fans of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond.
Though they prefer not to be labeled, JT and the Clouds are bluesy, rough-edged, soulful rockers. They’ve been compared to Sam Cooke, The Band, Velvet Underground, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver and M. Ward. They’ll play ballads as well as jazz, folk-rock and Motown/Philly/Memphis-sounding dance music.
The group has been making music and touring since 2004. Last year the Chicago Tribune dubbed them as one of its “... ten artists on the bridge of breaking big in 2010.” The band is touring all over the country and the world, with Friday being Los Alamos’ turn.
Jeremy “JT” Lindsay, aka JT Nero, leads the band. He’s written hit songs for the Be Good Tanyas and Po’ Girl. Lindsay said you can call the band “Indie-rockers with swing, blues and folk added.”
They listen to all types of music, to see what they can put together, and they don’t play what record companies or clubs want them to play. The band finds their own venues and their own sound.
Check them out at www.gordonsconcerts.com, www.jtandtheclouds.com, www.myspace.com/jtandtheclouds and view their videos on Youtube.
Friday’s show is free and starts at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs.