North Bay Area instrumental guitarist Jason Bodlovich delivers his brand of 'guitar funkrock' on debut Hammerhead. Each song stands alone in this eclectic mix of originals blending rock with funk, blues and more. Tight arrangements and musical interplay are featured throughout along with heavy riffs & soaring guitar. Jason creates inventive tones with multi-layered guitar textures throughout Hammerhead. Solid grooves are provided by JBG rhythm section of bassist Brian Rashap and drummer James Stafford. Special guests include: organist Jonathan Korty (Vinyl, Electric Apricot) pedal steel player David Phillips (Tom Waits)& percussionsist Patricio Angulo (Rumbacha). Hammerhead crosses over to audiences of all music genres and should be experienced at high decibel. North Bay Bohemian review of Hammerhead: 'Even from the title, Hammerhead, one can ascertain that Jason Bodlovich's newest album is more forceful and driven than the average instrumental guitar release. Heavy percussion, funk grooves and technical precision underscore the album's role as a conjurer of images. 'Grazin'', though not a country song, still conjures haystacks and wooden fences, while '10 Rays' is the sound of sunrise, as magisterial as it gets. When Bodlovich swipes his pick across the round-wound strings while picking out low notes on 'Lumpy', it's just like skipping through sidewalk puddles. With Hammerhead, calling Bodlovich a jazz artist isn't enough anymore. He's on some other plane.' -Gabe Meline, North Bay Bohemian JBG's influences include the bluesrock stylings of Hendrix, Santana and Jimmy Page; The funk of The Meters, Parliament/Funkadelic & James Brown; the technique of instrumental rock guitarist Jeff Beck, Steve Kimock & Joe Satriani; and the swing and chance taking of jazz guitarists Julian Lage, Bill Frissel & John Scofield. 'Jason Bodlovich is a powerhouse of a musician. He possesses the kind of technique, heart and soul that makes everyone in the audience go 'Wow!'. -Joe Satriani.
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