Jelly Ellington is currently one of Austin’s hottest blues-rock guitarists.
Recently voted into the Top Ten “Best Guitarists” in the Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards he is riding high following the release of his sophomore album, Not All Who Wander Are Lost.
Co-produced with Omar Vallejo at Austin’s 512 Studios, the four-piece outfit – comprising Ellington, drummer Andrew Ellington, bassist Stefan Ringer and keyboardist Cole Gramling – laid down an LP that is notable for its broad scope of musical styles.
"Not All Who Wander Are Lost is a 12-song mixture of blues, hip-hop, and rock influences that I’ve had throughout the years that we can finally compile into a record,” said Ellington.
“It’s really exciting to see that through here in Austin, Texas.”
Described by the band as a “pleasurable ride through multiple universes of music,” Not All Who Wander Are Lost melds groovy rhythms with vivid songwriting.
Crystallizing the essential elements of divergent genres from hip-hop to Southern rock, the album offers a fresh take on the basics of rock ‘n’ roll.
Groove, guts and grit – it’s all in there.
Filmed in California's rugged Joshua Tree National Park, Jelly Ellington has today released a new film accompanying the album’s hard-hitting rocker “Stand Back.”
Watch this cinematic music video here...
Delivering an exhilarating blend of heartfelt vocals and spirited electric guitar playing, Ellington’s hard rocking blues translates equally well to the stage where his lively shows have earned him a respectable following.
In celebration of the “Stand Back” music video release, Jelly Ellington will be appearing tonight at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas.
The band are also scheduled to hit the road later this year.
Dates are as follows:
- August 16 – 185 King Street in Brevard, NC
- August 18 – Asheville Music Hall in Asheville, NC (w/ Marcus King Band side project Shady Recruits)
- September 7 – Cornerstone in Berkeley, CA
- September 9 – Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR
- September 10 – High Dive in Seattle, WA
- September 12 – Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
- September 14 – The Black Buzzard in Denver, CO
- September 16 – Valley Bar in Phoenix, AZ
- September 18 – Soda Bar in San Diego, CA
- September 19 – Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are available here.
Order Not All Who Wander Are Lost here.
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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 Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
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