Jonathan Terrell‘s music has been described as a new breed of country, pulling inspiration from dreamscapes and in-depth stories from the gorgeous and gritty corners of Americana. After watching his latest video, It’s Not Me (But it Could Be) those labels seem more than appropriate. The video comes with an interesting story:
He met the directors, Paul Galvan and Rachael Win last year during a shoot, and they kept in touch through the Austin art scene. They were approached by Tyler Beede, the pitcher of the San Francisco Giants baseball team to create a video as a front so he could propose to his actress girlfriend, Allie DeBerry. In Jonathan’s own words: “Allie always wanted to be in a country video so we “hired” her to be in this one. We story-boarded, styled, shot and went along with everything to make a real video, and in the end, he got to propose to his gal.”
Terrell has announced a run of UK festival dates in July 2017, with more shows to be confirmed:
16th July – RIVER TOWN AMERICANA FESTIVAL – BRISTOL
22nd July – DEERSTOCK – NOTTINGHAM
23rd July – SUMMERTYNE AMERICANA FESTIVAL – GATESHEAD
ABOUT JONATHAN TERRELL:
Jonathan Terrell has roots music in his blood. Born into a large family of former cult-member musicians, he entered this world in the back room of a trailer hidden out among the deep pines of East Texas. In his younger years, playing in the church band and working horses was all he knew. Since moving to Austin, Texas, Terrell has bloomed into a well-respected songwriter of deeply moving and resonant country-folk music explorations. Although he’s graced the stage with country legends such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard and supported acts such as Chris Stapleton and ZZ Top, Terrell never fully rests on traditional country music. “A good song is a good song,” says JT. Pulling inspiration from dreamscapes and in-depth stories from the gorgeous and gritty corners of Americana, Terrell is undoubtedly a new breed of America and country music. He received international praise for his 2008 full-length solo debut ‘Trials and Stimulations’, and then began work on his next record until shelving the project in 2011 to front the charismatic, ever-touring rock’n’roll band Not In The Face.
In 2015 Terrell released his unshelved Americana gem ‘Past the Lights of Town’ on Candy Bang Records followed by residencies in NYC, DC and Philadelphia; a UK tour, and a run of sold-out shows in France. Terrell has now returned to these roots and has recorded a new EP, ‘Color Me Lucky’ for which he has worked to craft his songs into an enchanting collection of yearning and bravado, of heartbreak and redemption.