Exclusive First Look At JB And The Moonshine Band’s ‘Im Down’ [VIDEO]
JB and The Moonshine Band, what can I say about these guys? Well they’re from Tyler, they were the third band I ever interviewed live on the radio –two and a half years ago, their music and lyrics are interesting, compelling and I’ve only had one person tell me she doesn’t like ‘Perfect Girl’ –out of about one million.
Shall I go on? Don’t mind if I do…
There’s something magnetic about this band and at times I’ve convinced myself I must be biased because of our friendship, there’s no way one band, a very young band can have that many great songs but then I’m jolted back to reality when My PD Amy Austin‘s husband hears ‘Whiskey Days’ for the first time and without knowing who they are says “Now that’s a damn good song!” a more honest review has never been given, so I gave him a CD his second favorite is ‘Good Ol Days’.
Or how about when my deaf brother (yes deaf, as in can’t hear) and I go on a road trip, we’re about 8 songs in and he has had nothing to say about any of ’em (and I was playing good music!) but then ‘Sticker Peck Out’ comes up on my iPod and he say’s “Who is that? I like that!” He couldn’t hear one silly, slightly irreverent word JB sang, but he could feel it. And that was the first time I realized ‘Sticker Peck Out’ is a great song, not a funny song.
JBMB’s music is taking over iPods, Texas, hell the nation, and I’m just glad to have gotten a front row seat for the entire revolution -that’s good.
Now let’s talk about ‘I’m Down’. I actually played the song on the radio, last summer about 2 days after JB recorded it. Just because I can. It went over well but of course at the time they were pushing ‘Perfect Girl’ so the rest of their spins would go toward it. Fast forward to last week. JB calls me asks “Do you wanna be in the ‘I’m Down’ music video?” And I reply “I’m Down”. Of course.
The video looks amazing, they had their first look for fans yesterday and my entire office all watched and were stunned at the quality and care that went into it and the professionalism of the video, something that seems lost on most Texas/Red Dirt bands. Yes, I’m calling all of you out on this.
The video was directed by Daniel Poe and Matthew Hogan the same men responsible for the cinema-graphically (is that a word?) stunning ‘Whiskey Days’ (Amy’s husband’s fav) which if you haven’t seen click here to see, well worth the watch and listen!
Along with songs from Colt Ford, Bubba Sparxxx and Rehab, ‘I’m Down’ will be featured on the Mud Diggers 2 compilation CD, with the new video included. Scheduled release date is Tuesday July 19th, that’s TODAY! And one more thing, before I share the new video, ‘Perfect Girl’ the video has well over half a million views on youtube -if you’re keeping count. And be sure to listen to KNUE and Radio Texas Live to hear that fan fav.
OK, friends you’ve made it this far and the video is right down there, check out my keg stand at 3:20… Imma ask the guys for an edit, that I can send to my mom, enjoy!