“With a unique blend of reggae, rock, funk and other elements, they put on a show that gets everyone on their feet.” – The Aquarian
“The latest, fourth full-length Its Only Change, was recorded in Nashville with Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and employs a breezy free-for-all style of indie rock with a 1970’s Jeff Beckian-groove that’s brightened up with funk, soul, R&B, jazz, reggae and hip-hop flavors, and Mumford’s warm and husky vocals sliding over top.” – CL Tampa
Asbury Park, NJ – June 11 2014 – Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why are excited to announce that they will be embarking on a 6-week US headlining tour this summer. The soul-meets-funk-meets-rock outfit from New Jersey will be playing 30 plus shows from June 24th to August 10th. Additionally, the band will be holding what they call a ‘Super Jam‘ in select cities on the tour -which they invite local musicians to join onstage for a funky jam session! During the Super Jam, the band will perform soul and funk classics including everything from Michael Jackson to The Meters to James Brown. Anyone interested to be a part of the fun, please visit: http://www.quincymumford.com/superjam
After 5 years, 400+ shows, and four award-winning albums, New Jersey-based 21 year-old singer/songwriter Quincy Mumford released his 5th album “Its Only Change” in July 2013. Its Only Change was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and features performances from Jerry Roe (K.D. Lang), David Labruyere (John Mayer) and Aubrey Freed (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow). Producer Ken Coomer, states, “Quincy Mumford is a true artist that can bring raw 70’s style rock and funk highlighted with the voice of an old soul, it’s a perfect blend.”
Its Only Change displays many different emotions and musical styling’s including rock, soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop. States Quincy, “This record is like nothing I have ever done before. For the first time, I was able to mesh all of my influences into one complete piece of work.” Several different life changing experiences during the past year have provided Quincy with an array of lyrical content to complement the expansive sonic approach to Its Only Change.
Its Only Change opens with “Change”, the final song written for the album completed during pre-production in Nashville with Coomer. The album title draws from the song name and speaks towards a new musical direction for Quincy and the band. “Time Won’t Wait” explores a young man’s struggle with accepting reality and features an emotionally charged refrain with heavy jazz/R&B inspired verses. “Under the Covers” funky bass and driving drum beat draw the listener in and “Eventually”, an introspective ballad, speaks to a need for a simpler life. “A Hard Place”, the first single on the album, is a bouncy, energetic reggae inspired metaphor for feeling small in this world.
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why’s 2012 release “Live At The Saint” captures the band’s live sound featuring songs from Quincy’s three previous studio albums. Quincy states, “after recording Live at the Saint, I was ready to take on a new challenge” as evidenced on Its Only Change. The Live at The Saint DVD includes footage from the concert shot on multiple cameras, interviews with the band, scenic cinematography and a documentary featuring Quincy and the band members’ musical getaway and adventures in the mountains of Vermont. The film was directed, edited, and filmed by Quincy’s award winning brother, Kyle Mumford, and his Lifted Pictures’ film crew.
Quincy and The Reason Why are excited to continue their tireless performance schedule this summer. Mumford’s previous tours includesharing the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, moe., Donovan Frankenreiter, Tedeschi Trucks Band and performing at major music festivals The Gathering of the Vibes, Appel Farm and Musikfest. Quincy and the band also volunteer their time for The Surfrider Foundation and hold other environmental causes close to their collective hearts.
Optimistic, charismatic, and undeniably genuine, Quincy’s music possesses the same “feel good” attitude that the young man himself does. Its Only Changeestablishes Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why as a “Band to Watch” in 2014.
For more information, please visit:
June 24 The Fire Philadelphia, PA
June 30 The Wescott Theater Syracuse, NY
July 1 The Forvm Buffalo, NY
July 2 Thunderbird Café Pittsburgh, PA
July 3 The Reel Bar Put In Bay, OH
July 4 The Reel Bar Put In Bay, OH
July 5 The Reel Bar Put In Bay, OH
July 6 Elbo Room Chicago, IL**
July 8 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
July 9 Cicero’s St. Louis, MO
July 10 Mojo’s Columbia, MO
July 12 The Oriental Theater Denver, CO
July 14 Moxi Theater Greeley, CO
July 18 Steve’s Guitars Carbondale, CO
July 22 The Prophet Bar Dallas, TX
July 23 Korova San Antonio, TX
July 24 Scout Bar Houston, TX
July 25 Howlin’ Wolf Den New Orleans, LA**
July 27 Bottletree Café Birmingham, AL
July 31 Jack Rabbit’s Jacksonville, FL
Aug 1 Billy’s Clubhouse Macon, GA
Aug 2 Hummingbirds Taproom Macon, GA
Aug 3 Ziggy’s Winston Salem, NC
Aug 5 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
Aug 6 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 7 The Camel Richmond, VA
Aug 9 MilkBoy Philadelphia, PA**
Aug 10 The Ottobar Baltimore, MD**
** = Super Jam Set