The Freddy Jones Band are roots-rock specialists in the tradition of groups like Little Feat, the Dave Matthews Band and the Allman Brothers Band. Having grown up in Chicago, the group has no particular aversion to blues, and much of their sound could be described as solid blues rock.
The group's third album for Nashville-based Capricorn Records, North Ave. Wake-Up Call, is about their experiences on the road, criss-crossing the country in their van, supporting their two earlier releases for Capricorn, Waiting for the Night, (1993) and their self-titled debut, The Freddy Jones Band (1993), a repackaged version of the group's independently released album. Lucid followed in 1997, and two years later they returned with Mile High Live.
The group consists of Marty Lloyd, vocals and acoustic guitar, Wayne Healy, vocals and guitar, Jim Bonaccorsi, bass, Ron Bonaccorsi, guitar and vocals, and Simon Horrocks, drums. While most of the songs on North Ave. Wake-Up Call focus on the band's experiences on the road, some songs on their earlier releases explore the more traditional love won and lost themes.
The band's sound at times is reminiscent of the Allman Brothers, and they have a unique two guitar sound that is augmented by some inspired slide playing and pumping Hammond organ, furthering the comparison. ~ Richard Skelly