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Jawbone

JawboneJAWBONE 'Just the harmonica. Just the harmonica. And some singing.' That's what Jawbone's all about - being as lo-fi and stripped-down as you can get while still actually making music. Add some guitar and drum to that harmonica and you've got a one-man band; a band that hails from Detroit City and apparently takes its name from a home business moving company. Jawbone records his tracks in his basement on extremely lo-fi equipment, and, despite the lack of band members, manages to create sweaty, foot-tappin', bawlin' and hollerin', balls-to-the-wall rock and roll blues so noisy that it makes your ears hurt. His self-released album, Dang Blues, came out in 2003.
"We've obviously had plenty of solo artists in and out of Maida Vale in the past, and they usually bring a guitar with them, or a piano or whatever. But Jawbone is essentially a one-man band, complete with guitar, harmonica, kick drum and snare. One man playing a bunch of instruments all at the same time, on his own. We recorded it as live - I set up mics all around him, and he brought his own harmonica mic with him, called a Green Bullet. He was great, and a thoroughly nice bloke."

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