Watch Southern Rockers Robert Jon & the Wreck’s Explosive “Pain No More” Music Video

Robert Jon & the Wreck
(Image credit: Journeyman Records)

Southern rock stalwarts Robert Jon & the Wreck (opens in new tab) have unveiled their latest track, “Pain No More,” accompanied by a down-home music video that features an up-close performance by the band.

Streaming here (opens in new tab), the single appears on blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa’s new label, Journeyman Records.

The most recent endeavour between Bonamassa and his long-time manager Roy Weisman, Journeyman aims to assist emerging artists with recording and touring “without having to deal with the typical resistance of ‘gatekeepers’ who don’t believe or support emerging acts,” says a press release.

Co-written by Blackberry Smoke frontman/the Black Crowes touring guitarist Charlie Starr (opens in new tab), “Pain No More” is the result of an outstanding collaboration with multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Slash, Jason Isbell (opens in new tab), Blackberry Smoke, Rival Sons.)

Robert Jon & the Wreck "Pain No More" single artwork

(Image credit: Journeyman Records)

“Working with Dave Cobb was incredible,” said guitarist/vocalist Robert Jon Burrison. “RCA studios was such a legendary place and Dave worked so fast that we almost didn’t even know what was happening.

Working with Dave Cobb was incredible... He’s the embodiment of what it means to be a great producer

Robert Jon Burrison

“Before we knew it, we had one of the best songs we’ve ever recorded with the least stress we’ve ever had in a studio. He’s the embodiment of what it means to be a great producer."

While the collaboration is a great example of successful relationships, the song itself reflects something entirely different.

“The new single is about not being a stranger to pain and heartbreak when it comes to a relationship with another," offers Burrison.

“It’s the kind of pain that comes when the other person doesn’t treat you well, but deep down inside, you know you’re worth more.”

Robert Jon & the Wreck have previously toured with a host of notables, including Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, Living Color, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rival Sons and many more.

The new single follows the announcement of the band’s February 2023 UK Tour with special guests Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes of Bywater Call.

Visit the Robert Jon & the Wreck website (opens in new tab) for tickets and information.

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as GuitaristTotal Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab)Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.