Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX
With roots in Magnolia, Texas, Jamestown Revival bandleaders Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance first met when they were 14. Still in high school, they’d have “studio nights” on Wednesdays, staying up all night at Clay’s house to write and record music. On their latest album, this year’s San Isabel, the band goes back to basics. “We really stripped a lot of it back down to two voices and a guitar – because that was where we started. That’s what initially inspired us so much,” Clay notes. Recorded in a cabin in Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest, influences ranging from Boyz 2 Men to the Everly Brothers shine through on the seemingly effortless harmonies at the forefront of the stripped-back record.
Written by Nick Gonzales
Host: Jody Denberg
Audio: Cliff Hargrove
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Richie Loria, Michael Minasi
Edit: Richie Loria and Julia Reihs
Producer: Deidre Gott