Cordovas are currently in Nashville recording their new full length LP. They will be on tour in the US this summer.
Joe Firstman bought an $18 cross-country Greyhound ticket from his home in North Carolina to Los Angeles, arriving with a beat-up guitar and head full of songs. He quickly found the big stage. It all happened quickly: first came the big Hollywood gigs, then the industry buzz, then the big deal with Atlantic Records and national tours with big rock stars like Sheryl Crow, Jewel, and Willie Nelson, then the national TV gig. There was ego and excess and beautiful ladies and music, music, music. Firstman wrote it all down and sang his songs like his life depended on it.
“In the songs of Joe Firstman, sensitive young men prowl the hills of Los Angeles, searching for fame and beauty, only to find self-destructive behavior and egos gone wild…” wrote Jim Farber in the New York Daily News. “While Hollywood’s peaks and pitfalls have been prominently charted by songwriters from Don Henley, Stevie Nicks and Jackson Browne to Warren Zevon, Firstman aims to reinvent the milieu for his own generation.”
In 2009, Firstman’s full-time, four-year job as bandleader on Last Call with Carson Daly ended and Firstman shifted his focus to his independent musical pursuits. Firstman released his 3rd studio album El Porto in 2010 and another LP, Swear It Was A Dream in 2011. As Firstman was wrapping up Swear It Was A Dream in Nashville, he formed a new band dubbed “Cordovas.” Their debut, self-titled, album features all new songs written and produced by Firstman. Cordovas released their second LP, Love Bravely, in 2014 followed by the Prison Guards EP in 2015.
JACKSON AND THE ROOSTERS
The music of Jackson and the Roosters can be described in one word; infectious. The Americana group has been playing based out of Minneapolis for over two years and are set to release their second album in the summer of 2016. The critically acclaimed band’s popularity continues to spread, along with the demand for an increased number of live shows. Music from Jackson and the Rooster’s debut album has been featured on national radio stations in both Minneapolis, MN and Denver, CO.
Jake Jones is set to release his first full-length album, From Time to Time, in July 2016. The 10-song album highlights Jake’s willingness to expose his life in a candid, passionate way that is wholly relatable and, at times, hauntingly captivating. Drawing inspiration from Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason Isbell, From Time to Time takes listeners on a 39-minute journey through life’s rawest emotions.