Sometimes you just want to chill out with some good music playing in the back ground, while the kids go wild and jam out! On October 1st, Boston-based kindie rock band Josh & the Jamtones will break new ground with the release of their second kids'/family CD, Bear Hunt!
Bear Hunt is the perfect cd to rock out to! Josh & The Jamtones have such a cool sound to their music. I love how their songs combine rock with a variety of other music styles to give each of their songs character and personality! From traditional songs such as "Swing Low" to the hyper and fun "Pirate's Life", the new Bear Hunt album has a great mix of music for your whole family to enjoy! My husband seemed to enjoy the songs with "island influences" as he spent two years of his life living in Jamaica and it reminded him of the great times he had there and the reggae style music that he experienced.
"While Bear Hunt! continues to deliver plenty in the get-up-and-dance department, the album expands this energy by the introduction of a cornucopia of musical styles, all delivered with a razor-sharp sense of current musical taste. Josh & the Jamtones slip effortlessly from New Orleans-style street music, roots/reggae, second-wave ska, pure folk, folk-punk, alt-country, and classic country/bluegrass to an epic choral finale of MGM proportions. Kids and their parental units should pack a knapsack full of appreciation for the off-the-cuff, improv humor delivered with laid-back, zany style in four "adventure chapters" interwoven among ten musical numbers representing the eclectic taste of this vastly talented ensemble."
Overall our family was thoroughly impressed with Josh & The Jamtones' new album Bear Hunt! We like the mix of musical styles, the fun songs, and the overall journey the album delivered! We suggest you check it out for yourselves!
Here's a little into to the band and a taste of their music:
SEE JOSH & THE JAMTONES LIVE IN THEIR FALL/WINTER 2013/2014 TOUR:
Sept. 21 & 22 Life is Good Festival, Canton, MA
Oct. 6 CD Release Party, JCC Magic Ark Performance Series, Newton, MA
Oct. 26 Halloween Dance Party, Jammin' With You! Performance Center, Wellesley, MA
Nov. 24 Solomon Schechter Day School, Newton, MA
Feb. 1 Symphony Space, NYC
Bear Hunt! will be available at joshandthejamtones.com, cdbaby.com, Amazon.com, Spotify, Rhapsody, and iTunes.
Josh & The Jamtones have offered to give A PRE-RELEASED COPY OF BEAR HUNT! to one of our lucky readers!!
A big THANK YOU to Josh & The Jamtones for providing me with a free Bear Hunt CD to review. I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.