Jarrod Dickenson+ JP Ruggieri

Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them.

Hailing from Waco, now based in Nashville via Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe.

Jarrod’s critically acclaimed album ‘The Lonesome Traveler’ and his subsequent EP ‘Songs From Willow St’ paved the way for him to tour the UK, Ireland and Europe extensively over the last several years. Breakout performances at Glastonbury and Larmer Tree Festival, along with recent tours supporting legendary artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Don McLean and The Waterboys have earned Jarrod a formidable and loyal fan base across the globe, including BBC radio hosts Dermot O’Leary, Cerys Matthews, Huey Morgan, Janice Long, Robert Elms and Alex Lester.

New album, ‘Ready The Horses’ out now in UK on Decca Records.

“His songs carry an independent spirit and grit… a hard-bitten, yet romantic eye that seems bred into Lone Star Songwriters” –Q Magazine

“A smokey-toned Texan with a smooth line in Americana-Soul… already a big favourite at Radio 2” –Uncut Magazine

“A slice of pure, unadulterated white boy soul… watch out for this guy” –Acoustic Magazine

“Painting extraordinarily cinematic pictures with his words…” –Rocking Magpie

“A smokey, filthy, Waitsy, Cohen-Inflected piece of subterranean melodrama…and I like it.” –Shaun Keaveny, BBC Radio 6 Music

“In the tradition of old southern Americana, but with a feel of something current; storytelling with soul.” –Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music

“If you can catch him, you should…he reminds me of this cat, Gram Parsons” –Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2

“A voice like a young Tom Waits…Jarrod Dickenson’s songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for.” – No Depression

“An incredible talent” –Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

“Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice…” –Country Music People (5 Star Review)

“Brilliant songs” –Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music

Jarrod Dickenson Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘California’ below:

JP Ruggieri AKA Jon Paul is a singer/songwriter/guitarist based out of New York City. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, he has toured the United States and the UK as a solo artist, as well as a guitarist for various songwriters in the music scene.

He has worked with musicians such as Eric Heywood (Ray LaMontagne), Ramy Antoun (Alexi Murdoch, Seal), Michael Bellar (Amos Lee, Howie Day), and Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars, Nickel Creek).

JP is currently working on his first album.

JP Ruggieri Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter