Jelly Bread is the combination of a pumping rhythm section that grew up together playing in a gospel band, an award-winning singer/songwriter who approaches music from a Ben Harper/John Butler point of view, rootsy funk/rock guitar with a bit of dirt under the nails, heavy lap steel licks and vocal textures as rough as sandpaper and soft as velvet. Steeped in roots, wallowing in funk and marinated in soul, Jelly Bread mixes roots, rock, reggae, gospel, blues and funk into a seamless fusion.
“Dual lead vocals float between the cadence of native chanting at a bluegrass barbeque & a gospel singer fronting a rock band at a sunday morning service” said Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk after Jelly Bread opened for his band. “Jelly Bread on whole-wheat toast ... organic but cooking!”
Catchy bass lines, silky guitar riffs and phenomenal drumbeats blend with stick-in-your-head vocal harmonies that classify them as a perfect fit for the festival scene. Known as a high-energy live act that loves to jam, they also write with surprising Americana-rock sensibilities. Having shared the stage with Soulive, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, G Love & Special Sauce, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rythm Kings, Rusted Root and jamming with Jonny Lang, Jelly Bread is known as the hardest working band from the Reno/Tahoe area with more than 350 shows under its belt in a short three-year history. They are busy spreading the love all over the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle and everywhere in between. And after having their sophomore album “No Dress Code” released this spring to rave reviews, there is no limit to where this group can and will go.
Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online at www.janugget.com.