â€œJ.B. can write one hell of a good song, and not only that, the man and his band can play real good too!
- Wayne â€˜the Trainâ€™ Hancock
â€œThe hardest core honky tonk youâ€™ll ever find. J.B and his fine band, The Wayward Drifters have been out touring with Hank III and making a name all over the US. J.B. is a good guy, an electrifying performer, and one damn fine songwriter. Check him out!â€
-J.P. McDermott (â€œWestern Bopâ€)
â€œThey made a great first impression by putting together a very impressive opening set full of honky tonk and country originals. Along with great songwriting, I was thoroughly impressed by the skill of the musicians. Tom Lyons played a mean fiddle throughout the set and Dan Mazer is one of the best banjo players Iâ€™ve seen in-person. This marriage of musical talent and superior songwriting made for a great set!â€
- Greg Yost (â€œMaryland Music Monthlyâ€)
â€œOpening with a handful upbeat originals, and sliding into a traditional cover now and then, the Wayward Drifters kept the bar alive and jumping non-stop. â€œShould Have Thought About Itâ€, â€œChase Down These Bluesâ€, and a blistering cover of Chuck Berryâ€™s â€œThirty Daysâ€, set the pace for what slowly built into a 85 minute set.â€
- Doyle McLaughlin (â€œScene Reportâ€)
â€œJB is what scares the hell out of Nashville and thrills the hell out of those who dig balls to the wall attitude in their music, hard twang with roots galore!!!â€
~ Dale Watson
â€ƒJ.B. Beverley & the Wayward Drifters are a unique American music experience that you are sure to remember. The sound is rooted in traditional honky-tonk, but there is an old Jump Blues style present, as well as some hints of Bluegrass and Rockabilly.
â€ƒFlanked by a giant upright bass, fiddle, banjo, dobro, and sometimes electric lead guitar, J.B. churns out incredible original songs, as well as classics by the likes of Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and others. His style embodies and echoes the blues-driven spirit of working class America, and has a very timeless, traditional sound.
â€ƒJ.B. and the Wayward Drifters regionally toured the central east coast for about four years, laying a foundation of fans and building a cult following. In 2004 they released a self-produced, self-distributed CD entitled â€œHighballâ€. The CD was very well-received, and as a result, the band embarked upon itâ€™s first national tour in the spring of 2005. The self-funded, self-booked American Highball Tour concluded as a success in May 2005, and immediately the band went back to work on returning to the road. That summer, J.B. and the boys joined friend Hank Williams III for a seven week cross-country tour, further solidifying their fan-base and generating even more interest in the band.
â€ƒIn the fall of 2005, J.B. & The Wayward Drifters recorded their first official full-length CD, entitled â€œDark Bar & A Juke Boxâ€. The CD is slated to come out on J.B.â€™s label Helltrain Records at the end of this winter, and the band is booking several tours throughout the year in support.
â€ƒIts timeless, its fun, its REAL - its J.B. Beverley and the Wayward Drifters!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Shoulda' Thought About It
2. Dark Bar and a Jukebox
3. Memories of Youo
4. Before They Get Those Cuffs On Me
5. Lonesome, Loaded and Cold
6. Chase Down These Blues
7. Highway Blue
8. Drinking Bourbon
9. Going to the Show
10. Ghost of Old Dc
11. Rainin' in Philly
12. Train Song
13. Wayward Drifter