Turns out I’m not the only blogger to get cool gifts from readers. Radley Balko (who works at the Cato Institute, coincidentally in line with the last post) is thanking some of his readers for sending him a couple of cool CDs and it includes one of my favorite groups, the Freddy Jones Band. They’re not terribly well known, but they should be. He writes:
I’ve owned the Freddy Jones Band CD a couple of times, and continually seem to displace it. It’s good stuff. Chill, 90′s rock. Little bit jam band, little bit Americana.
Pretty good description. I first saw them, if memory serves me well, on the first HORDE tour with the Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow and many others. They’re a little bit roots rock, a little bit jam band, and a lot of great guitar work and top notch songwriting. Waiting for the Night is a good CD, as is North Avenue Wake-Up Call, which was the follow up to the first one. Check em out.
Interesting aside: there is no one in the band named Freddy Jones. When the precursor band was first put together, they had a flat tire on the way to their first gig and a guy stopped to help them out. His name was Fred Jones. He probably has no idea the band is named after him now.