Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why Announce US Summer Tour Dates!

 

  

 

“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:

Website: http://www.QuincyMumford.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/quincymumford

Twitter: https://twitter.com/quincymumf

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/quincymumford

Tumblr: http://quincymumford.tumblr.com/

 

Tour Dates:

 

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

About Bryan Joe Corder (4277 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.
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