CD Review: Freddy Jones Band — Time Well Wasted

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Freddy Jones Band
Time Well Wasted
Out The Box Records

By Eileen Tilson

Although the name may be deceiving, Time Well
Wasted
, the first new release from the Freddy Jones Band in 10 years, shows
the band’s eagerness to reclaim their title in the Two Name Band arena.
Throughout the '90s The Freddy Jones Band built a loyal fan base through their
relentless touring across the U.S. Over the course of five major label releases
for Capricorn Records, the band shared the stage with the likes of
Widespread Panic, Phish, Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler and countless others.
Rolling Stone
said the band walked, "the fine line between
schizophrenic jam band and sensibly minded pop-rock act."
After reuniting for the Riverview Music Festival in
their home-base of Chicago in 2005, the band decided to come out of hibernation
to tour once more. Playing a handful of shows each year, the band compiled a
collection of songs that have found their home on the latest
album. 


Made up of Marty Lloyd, Jim Bonaccorsi, Rob
Bonaccorsi, Simon Horrocks, and Wayne Healy,  Freddy Jones Band recorded the live tracks for
the new album at an intimate venue in Chicago, while the three brand new studio
recordings were laid down in Atlanta, the city Healy and Horrocks now call
home.


For fans of the Freddy Jones Band, the new album
will be like an old friend coming home from college. The 10 newly-recorded live
tracks are a friendly reminder of why the band became the jam-band Allman
brothers in the first place, while the introductory three new songs are good old
Americana, filled with home-fried rock, funk, and folk.  The lead track “Home
Thing” is racing up the charts, and was recently confirmed as the # 1 add to AAA
radio rotation. 


The band disbanded at the height of their popularity
because of their misdirected blame in moving to the next level, but Time Well
Wasted
is a direct reflection of a band that has matured not only personally
but musically. To keep egos in check, the band are donating a percentage of all
proceeds to local charities. Check them out when they open for Edwin McCain at
Chastain Amphitheater on August 28.

Ticket Alternative is selling pre sale tickets to this show at a discounted price. Tickets go on sale HERE at 10 a.m. today!

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