Somebody's Darling With Special Guests Jonas Martin And The Van Sanchez

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Their name may sound like a soft lullaby, but Somebody's Darling are anything but sleepy.

The five Texas-born musicians jam bluesy rock 'n' roll tunes that are big and commanding in every possible way - from lead singer Amber Farris' impressive vocal chops and wild blonde hair to the band's ballsy rhythm section and grooving guitar licks. Think My Morning Jacket fronted by a woman, or Alabama Shakes if they'd been born in Texas.

Now together for seven years and three albums, their most recent release, 2014's Adult Roommates, takes a mature and sometimes stark look at what it means to be a working band. The Dallas band recently relocated to Nashville to tour and write the next record.

A songwriter and performer who always serves his music with a side of sarcasm. Pulling from legendary songwriters like Randy Newman, Ray Davies and Harry Nilsson, Martin weaves personal self-observation and social commentary with the fundamentals of rock and roll. The result is a gritty breed of musical satire with a sound reminiscent of modern musicians like Jack White or The Black Keys.

“Jonas Martin is a visionary, eclectic and forward thinking songwriter on a quest to twist, break and reconstruct musical influences into his unique blend of rock. As I often like to put it, this guy did not invent the wheel, but he certainly knows how to make it spin.” - Ben Corke, Music Blogged (UK).

On his first solo endeavor, Chokecherry Jam, Martin flexes his songwriting muscles, giving listeners a direct line into a heartfelt, if often times sardonic, way of thinking. “‘Chokecherry Jam’ is one of the coolest independent records of 2015 thus far.
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By: The Kessler

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