It's never too late to start over. It's never too late to call-up an old friend and start writing songs again. That's how J felt when he called August and asked him to sing on some songs. In the early 90's August & J wrote songs together, played live around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, and were named "Fort Worth’s Up-and-Coming Duo of the Year". Then life intervened and they were pulled in different directions…J moved away to raise his newborn son as a single father.
After J left, August continued to pursue the dream and played in bands that gained significant notoriety in Dallas and across the state of Texas. August logged over a thousand shows, tens of thousands of miles on the road, multiple songs in rotation on Radio stations across Texas, and many local and regional Television appearances. August’s last band was Produced and Managed by Sam Taylor (ZZ Top, King’s X, Third Day) and was showcased in Dallas and in New York City, but the ever elusive record deal never materialized…
It had been fifteen years since August & J last played music together, but the first day J came over to August’s house (a Saturday afternoon in the fall of 2007), they wrote a song. The next Saturday they wrote another. August & J started writing on Saturday afternoons from then on. In May of 2009, they released their first EP, and in 2010 they released two more. They wrote and recorded their songs, uploaded them to iTunes and Amazon and never told anyone...they just continued writing.
With 40, their first full-length release, August & J deliver a solid album of fresh new songs, with a foundation in rock. August & J easily cross over from a contemporary rock audience to a southern listening audience. Unique vocals, thoughtful lyrics, set to southern rock music and hummable singer/songwriter melodies; this is a cd for all generations to enjoy. Fans of such diverse bands as The Eagles, Bon Jovi, Train, Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Gavin DeGraw, and Jason Mraz will all want to add August & J to their mp3 device playlists.