JONLY BONLY "Put Together" LP

[D 12XU64] JONLY BONLY "Put Together" LP

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My grandfather and I share the same initials except his were only the letters J B Smith. So, when filling out official forms he would write, “J (only) B (only).” So, the band is named after his nickname, Jonly Bonly. I’m allowed to be sentimental” - Jason Smith.

 When guitarist/vocalist/musicologist Jason Smith first turned up in Austin a few years ago, he was pretty hard to ignore. For starters, you could see his blonde hair from outer space. Then there’s his fashion savvy —- in a town full of schulbs, it’s not hard to come off like a style maven, but Jason puts in the superior effort anyway. But both of those things greatly pale in comparison to his guitar playing.

 Through Smith’s tenures in the OBN III’s and playing alongside Orville Neeley and The Flesh Lights’ Max Vandever in the modestly-named The Best, Jason long ago established himself as a rock/pop/punk/whatever virtuoso, a devastatingly great soloist, yet a wildly inventive rhythm player with a razor-like focus on service-to-the-song. (12XU)